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Landing bigger fish #12349631
07/20/17 02:34 PM
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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...

Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12349767
07/20/17 03:48 PM
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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.


Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12349806
07/20/17 04:12 PM
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telescoping net? 2cents


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Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12350505
07/20/17 11:34 PM
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65lb braid and a big stiff rod

Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: Nathan_Flovin] #12352983
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^ this

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Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12353363
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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.

Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: Smithaven] #12353582
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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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Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12353740
07/23/17 01:29 AM
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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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Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12356117
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It's 5-6 foot from the shore line.

Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12356147
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I recommend the telescoping nets as easy packing and convenient use and well worth the cost.
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Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12356635
07/25/17 02:17 AM
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if you don't want to eat them
thats the best way
you caught it fair & square

Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12357549
07/25/17 06:03 PM
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Big line, Big rod, Big muscles.


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Re: Landing bigger fish [Re: machnik] #12357649
07/25/17 06:49 PM
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Get wet and lip the bass


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