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#11740173 - 07/24/16 08:17 PM The one that got away...
dustinmoorman Offline
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Registered: 07/18/16
Posts: 53
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Yesterday I lost what would have been my personal best bass!

I was leaving Bass Pro at Ray Hubbard and made my new Finesse combo - TFO Medium Light spinning rod + Abu Revo SX30 reel, had Jim in Fishing put the 8 pound green Bass Pro mono on it. Decided to thread it and put a senko on it, test it with a wacky rig out on the docks behind the store, if nothing else just to get used to throwing a senko on a light line.

Tried a few spots of the dock, it was around 6:00 PM, so there was some good shade under one of the main bridges, cast it under and let it sink, hopped it twice, and it was on. Didn't have my drag set up so struggled with that for a minute, and by the way that TFO rod was bent I knew something good was hooked. Got the drag set up and tried staying away from the dock pylons, reeled it to the top to see a 5-6 pound largemouth. Got giddy and bent down to land him, had his gills just at the surface, and he flopped and snapped the 8 pound mono right off.

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Needless to say, I ran home with my tail between my legs and re-spooled the rod with 12 pound trilene.

Anyone wanna share a "one that got away" story to help me feel better?

Going back on Tuesday to try and break my 4 pound personal best!
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#11740259 - 07/24/16 09:11 PM Re: The one that got away... [Re: dustinmoorman]
Cole P Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
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Fishing a tournament on lavon today I hooked into a 6 lber and had the rod doubled over. I asked my partner to get ready to lip the bass as I'm reeling her up to the boat. As she comes up the boat she nose dived and I gave her some line, and she responded by shooting straight out of the water and thrashing her head she tossed my shakey head senko and said, "See Ya!". Cost me third place.

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#11740277 - 07/24/16 09:17 PM Re: The one that got away... [Re: dustinmoorman]
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#11740291 - 07/24/16 09:33 PM Re: The one that got away... [Re: Cole P]
dustinmoorman Offline
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Registered: 07/18/16
Posts: 53
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Originally Posted By: Cole P
Fishing a tournament on lavon today I hooked into a 6 lber and had the rod doubled over. I asked my partner to get ready to lip the bass as I'm reeling her up to the boat. As she comes up the boat she nose dived and I gave her some line, and she responded by shooting straight out of the water and thrashing her head she tossed my shakey head senko and said, "See Ya!". Cost me third place.


Ahh, still a fresh wound. And you had a tournament on the line.

Those senkos are hard to beat though, good luck next time. Heading to Lavon next weekend hoping to have a run-in with some of those good bass!
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#11740560 - 07/25/16 07:15 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: dustinmoorman]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 2774
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Man....I lose a good fish everyday.

I lost a really good fish on pool a month or so ago. It was easily a 9lb or so bass. I was devastated. Lol. I sat in the boat for a while, regrouped, and started fishing my way back to the launch. Thinking I will not get a bite like that for a while....a long while....then BOOM! A HUGE bass. Not 20 yards down the bank. This one was easily 11-12lbs. A giant for that lake. I have caught many, many, many overs in that lake. Biggest was 12lb9oz. This one looked bigger. I had it on a great rod, great reel, correct line for the job (30lb Seaguar flipping flouro), good hook, etc. I lost it due to complete incompetence. grin

I had to apologize to everyone at the swim beach that was watching me cuss and scream like a fool after it broke off.

Yep....loaded the boat and went home after that one.
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#11740771 - 07/25/16 09:10 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: dustinmoorman]
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Loc: Cypress, TX
It has happened to me to many times and will happen a lot more. Just keep fishing.
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#11740826 - 07/25/16 09:42 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: Mike Yeager]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Yeager
It has happened to me to many times and will happen a lot more. Just keep fishing.
thumb This for sure.

Hang in there Dustin, maybe Lady Lavon will net you your PB
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#11740861 - 07/25/16 10:03 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: SteezMacQueen]
dustinmoorman Offline
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Registered: 07/18/16
Posts: 53
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Man....I lose a good fish everyday.

I lost a really good fish on pool a month or so ago. It was easily a 9lb or so bass. I was devastated. Lol. I sat in the boat for a while, regrouped, and started fishing my way back to the launch. Thinking I will not get a bite like that for a while....a long while....then BOOM! A HUGE bass. Not 20 yards down the bank. This one was easily 11-12lbs. A giant for that lake. I have caught many, many, many overs in that lake. Biggest was 12lb9oz. This one looked bigger. I had it on a great rod, great reel, correct line for the job (30lb Seaguar flipping flouro), good hook, etc. I lost it due to complete incompetence. grin

I had to apologize to everyone at the swim beach that was watching me cuss and scream like a fool after it broke off.

Yep....loaded the boat and went home after that one.


Damn, that one hurts. Beating my 4 pound PB is much easier than hooking into a 10+ pound monster like those! Gah, well at least you know you can find them and hook them! Good luck next time man... fish
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#11740868 - 07/25/16 10:05 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: Mike Yeager]
dustinmoorman Offline
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Registered: 07/18/16
Posts: 53
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Originally Posted By: Mike Yeager
It has happened to me to many times and will happen a lot more. Just keep fishing.


Thats a fact. I figure everyone has their own good story about it. Losing them occasionally is part of it and doing so always comes with a good lesson it seems.
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#11740870 - 07/25/16 10:07 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: bogey]
dustinmoorman Offline
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Registered: 07/18/16
Posts: 53
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Originally Posted By: bogey
Originally Posted By: Mike Yeager
It has happened to me to many times and will happen a lot more. Just keep fishing.
thumb This for sure.

Hang in there Dustin, maybe Lady Lavon will net you your PB


Hah, here's for hoping! I know I'll Definitely be out there trying. grin

(Off topic but fantastic seat sets bogey. I'm gonna come see you / reach out later this year when I need to replace my bench seats.)

cheers
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#11740889 - 07/25/16 10:17 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: dustinmoorman]
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1121
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
Those big gals just seem to know how to get away. I've lost many more than I've landed. If that is you in your avatar you look pretty young. When I was your age I was chasing them big bass too and getting my butt kicked time and time again by big ones. Just keep at it and you will start winning more of them battles. The one thing I changed that helped me land more big ones was the size of my hook. When I increased the size and went to a wide gap I started landing them more regularly. Look at the distance between the barb and bottom of the hook. Is there enough room there to accept the jaw bone of a big bass? They have thick jaw bones. I've landed 6 DD bass but I have had dozens on that got away. Just stay with it and keep on fishing! It won't be long before 5-6 pounders will be common for you.
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#11740901 - 07/25/16 10:23 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: dustinmoorman]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3161
Loc: Greenville, TX


We've all got those.... I think talking about it helps. crying

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#11740928 - 07/25/16 10:35 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: dustinmoorman]
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Registered: 12/05/13
Posts: 189
Loc: Eagle Mountain
Ive lost so many big fish, it just happens.Even the pros lose them
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#11740938 - 07/25/16 10:38 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: dustinmoorman]
YAKaddict Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 434
Loc: Plano
Lost what would still be my personal best about 2 years ago and I'm still not okay to this dAy. I've been fishing the same area since then...I beat the area for hours every trip. You can catch another 5-6 , I don't know of I lost a 10 but it was close . I fought the fish , got it to the dock , bent over to pull her out , line snapped , fish went bye bye and everyone at the marina found out I can thoroughly use cuss words in different variations

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#11740941 - 07/25/16 10:38 AM Re: The one that got away... [Re: JacksonBean]
YAKaddict Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 434
Loc: Plano
Originally Posted By: JacksonBean


We've all got those.... I think talking about it helps. crying


Lies, this post just reopened the wound

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