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#12349631 - 07/20/17 09:34 AM Landing bigger fish
machnik Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 15
Folks, how do you land a large fish on a bank with thick vegetation? Yesterday I lost decent bass when I tried to lift it above the water line before it got tangled in the vegetation - the line snapped. Any suggestions are more than welcome...

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#12349767 - 07/20/17 10:48 AM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 1799
Loc: Dallas, Tx
Heavy duty braided line?

I quit bass fishing years ago and now mostly go for big cats. I over compensate on my line strength cause I hate losing big fish.

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#12349806 - 07/20/17 11:12 AM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
psalty Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
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Loc: Kingwood,Tx
telescoping net? 2cents
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#12350505 - 07/20/17 06:34 PM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
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Loc: Plano, Texas
65lb braid and a big stiff rod
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#12352983 - 07/22/17 09:15 AM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: Nathan_Flovin]
Sunbae Offline
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Registered: 04/12/16
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Loc: Coppell, TX
^ this


Edited by Sunbae (07/22/17 09:15 AM)
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GET THE NET

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#12353363 - 07/22/17 03:28 PM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1863
Loc: Hurst, Texas
A long handled net will do wonders. I buy a cheap landing net and add a six foot piece of aluminum tubing to extend the handle. Carrying the net around is a pain but it will really help the catch rate.

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#12353582 - 07/22/17 06:37 PM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: Smithaven]
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Originally Posted By: Smithaven
A long handled net will do wonders. I buy a cheap landing net and add a six foot piece of aluminum tubing to extend the handle. Carrying the net around is a pain but it will really help the catch rate.




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#12353740 - 07/22/17 08:29 PM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
psalty Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
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Loc: Kingwood,Tx
telescoping net? 2cents
Can be found at Academy, Dicks Sporting Goods, Bass Pro, Cabela's or maybe even e-bay.
Might be less cumbersome that long handle , especially if hiking distance to bank.
How much vegetation you trying to cover?
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#12356117 - 07/24/17 04:36 PM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
machnik Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
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It's 5-6 foot from the shore line.

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#12356147 - 07/24/17 04:53 PM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
psalty Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 386
Loc: Kingwood,Tx
I recommend the telescoping nets as easy packing and convenient use and well worth the cost.
Keep fishing ! fish
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#12356635 - 07/24/17 09:17 PM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 24251
Loc: Arlington, Texas
if you don't want to eat them
thats the best way
you caught it fair & square

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#12357549 - 07/25/17 01:03 PM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
Deputy T Online   content
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Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 468
Loc: Quitman, Texas
Big line, Big rod, Big muscles.
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#12357649 - 07/25/17 01:49 PM Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik]
SweetRay Offline
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Registered: 11/12/16
Posts: 78
Loc: Somerville Tx
Get wet and lip the bass
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