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#11605532 - 05/16/16 10:19 AM Ray Roberts sucked Yesterday but.......
Soft Tap Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 1366
Loc: Garland
I was gonna write a long story, but I'll keep it short as I'm trying to move forward. On day 2 of TTT we headed out to one of the flooded islands only to catch a bunch of sand bass. Pulled up and headed to spot number 2, and that's where it happen. Had a good windy long point, with only 3 fish for 2 days of fishing I was going big or go home trying. I starting making long long cast with a DD-22, after 3 cast I ask my partner to go back I was hung. I felt a tugging, I hadn't felt a fish bite in so long, so I told my partner its a dang trotline. Then the line started running pulling drag as it began to come up. Realizing it was something big coming up I tried to keep it down, but she came up clearing the water & shaking her head. It was the MOST beautiful fish I have every seen. (its like that moment was in slow motion), Pretty white underside fading into a dark green body, with a huge mouth. After she re enter the water I kept reeling only to feel the the wobble of my Deep diver again. Man That hurt so bad till it was hard to recover. Didn't catch any weigh able fish. I never caught an official double digit fish, but I can say she was possibly probably one, if not very close too it. Just had to get that off my chest, couldn't sleep last night.

Edited by Soft Tap (05/16/16 10:20 AM)

#11605556 - 05/16/16 10:26 AM Re: Ray Roberts sucked Yesterday but....... [Re: Soft Tap]
James P. Offline
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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 1116
Loc: dallas tx
Sorry you lost that big, but it has happened to all of us and the reason we keep going back.

#11605588 - 05/16/16 10:37 AM Re: Ray Roberts sucked Yesterday but....... [Re: Soft Tap]
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Registered: 06/04/08
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Loc: Ft WorthTexas
crying now, next time woot peep

#11605680 - 05/16/16 11:06 AM Re: Ray Roberts sucked Yesterday but....... [Re: Soft Tap]
SoCal Tom Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 8487
Loc: Garland, TX
Tough one Paul. Those big fish heavy up on a deep diver and can really fool you. Sorry you didn't get her in. You'll get another chance!

#11605812 - 05/16/16 12:18 PM Re: Ray Roberts sucked Yesterday but....... [Re: Soft Tap]
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Good story and thanks for sharing. "Tis better to have fought and lost, Than never to have fought at all.”
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#11606097 - 05/16/16 02:03 PM Re: Ray Roberts sucked Yesterday but....... [Re: Soft Tap]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 1144
Loc: Dallas, TX
ouch what a heart breaker.

#11606231 - 05/16/16 02:52 PM Re: Ray Roberts sucked Yesterday but....... [Re: Soft Tap]
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 233
Stings twice as bad while fishing a tournament! Sorry brother.

#11606363 - 05/16/16 04:00 PM Re: Ray Roberts sucked Yesterday but....... [Re: Soft Tap]
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She'll grow to be even bigger next time you hook and land her.


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