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#11509823 - 03/29/16 08:29 PM Revenge of the Urbanites
Lovfldx Offline
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Got off work a little early today, so naturally, took off to Bachman. fished the airport side, only caught one dink, but 3 decent hookups with respectable bass.

Took off to the Lower Bachman Creek, and immediately got into some spotted bass, and one misplaced crappie. Got about 10 decent spots. Moved to WRC, upper end, looking for spawning sandies, it is apparently over there. Saw one bass in 5 lb range on a bed, and more carp than i care to talk about. water crystal clear. One huge orange koi cruising with the carp. Back to Bachman, Denton Drive levee.

As I was pulling into rec ctr pkg lot, my old crappie fishing buddy, Bobby pulled up. He has been tearing up largemouths all over the lake on big flukes. We walked to Levee together. He sets up in one spot, I move maybe 20 yds down from him.

FIRST CAST, BOOM A Massive monster female bass, easily 7-8 lbs, maybe more, annihilates my Rainbow Trout colored 1/8th oz rooster tail, and the fight is on! Strips line, jumps, starts to strip more line, i calmly let her run, then gently turn her towards me. She goes airborne a second time, and i mean this fish is VERY LARGE! Runs again, i let her strip some more line, same routine, gently turn her towards me, she feels the pressure, AND GOES AIRBORNE A THIRD TIME!. Keep in mind, this is Bachman, Urban Central, jogging/walking trail behind me on top of levee. By the second jump i have a crowd/cheering section, one good non fishing buddy on a bicycle, 3 legit fishermen, and various assorteds, cheering me on. The third jump produces one final run, then i gently turn her towards the bank, she is starting to give up the fight.

I get her to the bank, having no net, UL gear and 6 lb test, i kneel on levee, hand outstretched to lip fish. She is quite large. I grip bottom lip to lift, she has got one more ounce of strength left, she shakes head as i press down on lower jaw to lift, AND THEN- - - - - - - -

The rooster tail comes flying out of her mouth at bullet velocity, zings within millimeters of my left eye, and buries itself into my scalp, between eye and ear!

The impact knocks me temporarily loopy(remember, a rooster tail is painted lead with a wire running through it), sits me on my arse, I yelp as i can see from the corner of my eye the rooster tail dangling from my hair!

The bass, taking it all in, seems to stare at such a strange vision, then straightens up, and after maybe 5 seconds, nonchalantly swims away into water deep enough where I couldn't see him anymore!!

My three buddies are laughing, the crowd starts to dissipate, and then on closer inspection, see that one of the treble hook barbs is buried in scalp, barb turned inward. Immediately needle nose and wire cutters materialize, and two of the three barbs are snipped off as is the main body of the rooster tail, and off to the doc i go. Simple enough matter for the doc. Deadens area, apparently twists scalp skin till she finds barb, turns it, pushes tip out, cuts it with sterilized wire cutters, then pushes shank through. No stitches, just a pin prick hole in my skull.

Back to fishing tomorrow, that monster is still roaming that lake, and i am gonna look for her!


#11509862 - 03/29/16 08:43 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
banderapass1 Offline
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Good story... fish

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#11509872 - 03/29/16 08:45 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
Lovfldx Offline
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Sad part is, every bit of it is true, The fish was never technically landed, but she sure as heck nailed me! LOL

#11509876 - 03/29/16 08:46 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
Ledeez Offline
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Posts: 1023
Loc: Lake lavon
Holy caca! Man that sucks! Heads up on letting the doc do it! Nice read.. Any pics!? Lol

#11509897 - 03/29/16 08:52 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
Lovfldx Offline
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The pics would be hilarious i am sure, fortunately for me and my modesty, there were none. Everyone was concerned with helping me try to get that hook out, once they saw how deep in it went and how the barb was turned inward.

#11509903 - 03/29/16 08:53 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
papa peck Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
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Great fish story.
At least you got to see it and had witnesses.
Heck you were gonna throw it back anyway.

I've had those zingers flyin past my face but always been lucky enough to avoid getting hooked.

Been hooked in the fingers a couple of times but never in the head - I should have been there to
Push it thru and cut the barb. I'd have done it for free!

Yep - those large mouths are gettin back at you !!
thumb cheers
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#11509930 - 03/29/16 09:02 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
Lovfldx Offline
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But what a rush when i saw the size of that monster! Worth the jab in the skull just to have had the privilege to fight it for awhile! Yeah I already had one guy saying, "If you're not gonna keep it, give it to me." Heck let me land it first! So you could watch me throw it back after a photo op! One guy, a smarty, says, "what's the difference, you keep crappie full of eggs, why not a bass?"
That was after another guy explained to him that black bass, for us anyway, are basically a Catch, photograph, and release species.

Well no one has to worry what i am gonna do with it, as he did unto me first!


#11509953 - 03/29/16 09:11 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
GoldSpoonr Offline
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Registered: 04/21/11
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Loc: Anna, Texas
Great read...rooster tails work!
If you feel like a riot
Then dont you deny it
Put your good foot forward

#11510229 - 03/29/16 11:27 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Awesome post! thumb

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#11510548 - 03/30/16 08:00 AM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
Cast Offline
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
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#11511017 - 03/30/16 10:46 AM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Now you have your own" Great White Whale" Rudy stir

#11511211 - 03/30/16 11:53 AM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
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Really enjoyed the story! Thanks.

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#11514268 - 03/31/16 03:00 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
Smithaven Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
I have done that trick twice with channel cats. Each time one barb of a treble hook buried itself in my face. Both times I was fishing alone and had to drive for help with a hook sticking out of my face.
Seventy years of chasing the elusive sunfish.

#11516944 - 04/01/16 07:40 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
Kyhokie Offline

Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 221
Loc: McKinney
Awesome story man, would she have been your PB?
The dude abides...

#11517025 - 04/01/16 08:35 PM Re: Revenge of the Urbanites [Re: Lovfldx]
Lovfldx Offline
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My PB is 12 out of the same lake, now keep in mind that was on a hand held Zebco de-liar, but either way it was well over 10 and very close to if not right on 12.


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