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Failure, then Success โ€“ 2 lb. Line World Record Black Buffalo #13434256 02/10/20 08:01 PM
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One of my personal goals has been to achieve a 2-pound class world record for a fish over 10 pounds from the bank. I have worked on it on and off for several years but never got a fish to the bank. I finally decided to make it happen. I figured black buffalo was my best shot, so I went to Lake Whitney to give it a try. I hooked 12 fish, over three days, that I had on the line for over 6 hours total. There have been a few battles that I will never forget. I fought a 20-plus pound black buffalo for over 45 minutes and had it four feet from the bank. I was getting ready to net the fish, and it jumped out of the water, landed on the line, and the line broke. I will never forget that fish.
After some food and water, I tried again. I lost two more fish after a 30-minute battle on each fish. Finally, after a 35-minute fight, I was able to land an 11-pound, 13-ounce black buffalo on 2-pound test line. I just received my world record certificate from the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Mission accomplished, but the 20-pounder still haunts me lolโ€ฆ

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Re: Failure, then Success โ€“ 2 lb. Line World Record Black Buffalo [Re: Osbornfishing] #13434274 02/10/20 08:13 PM
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eek2 WOW, congrats on the record!

Re: Failure, then Success โ€“ 2 lb. Line World Record Black Buffalo [Re: Osbornfishing] #13434300 02/10/20 08:28 PM
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Incredible. cheers


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Re: Failure, then Success โ€“ 2 lb. Line World Record Black Buffalo [Re: Osbornfishing] #13434349 02/10/20 09:02 PM
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I'm just spitballing here. Do you suppose that using a heavier 'shock' leader (maybe 2-3 feet of 10-12# test) could help avoid breakoffs cause by the fish's body hitting the line?

Have done a bit of ultralight fishing, and you have my admiration. I know how tough it is to get a fish of ANY size in on such light line.


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Re: Failure, then Success โ€“ 2 lb. Line World Record Black Buffalo [Re: Uncle Zeek] #13434415 02/10/20 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Zeek
I'm just spitballing here. Do you suppose that using a heavier 'shock' leader (maybe 2-3 feet of 10-12# test) could help avoid breakoffs cause by the fish's body hitting the line?

Have done a bit of ultralight fishing, and you have my admiration. I know how tough it is to get a fish of ANY size in on such light line.


Using shock leader is legal for a record, depending on the organization. I wanted to accomplish my goal with 2 pound line tied right to the hook. I used a reel full of 2 pound test. There is definitely an art to using very small test line. When bank fishing, the first issue is to find a place where the fish has room to run. Turning a hot fish on 2 pound test is not an option.

Re: Failure, then Success โ€“ 2 lb. Line World Record Black Buffalo [Re: Osbornfishing] #13434467 02/10/20 10:34 PM
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Impressive! Congrats on the record Osborn! cheers


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Re: Failure, then Success โ€“ 2 lb. Line World Record Black Buffalo [Re: Osbornfishing] #13434615 02/10/20 11:59 PM
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amazing,...I've tried 4 and 6 pound crappie fishing, and I have trouble just tying the knots. Nice job. clap

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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
amazing,...I've tried 4 and 6 pound crappie fishing, and I have trouble just tying the knots. Nice job. clap


Tying a knot with 2 lb. test is one of the most frustrating parts. roflmao Especially for an old guy like me.

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How long did it take to land it?


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Re: Failure, then Success โ€“ 2 lb. Line World Record Black Buffalo [Re: lconn4] #13434919 02/11/20 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by lconn4
How long did it take to land it?


It took 35 minutes to land the fish.

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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
amazing,...I've tried 4 and 6 pound crappie fishing, and I have trouble just tying the knots. Nice job. clap

I agree, I crappie fish with 4 and jeez itโ€™s hard to tie. Mr. Osborn you sir are awesome, congratulations


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Well done!! Especially with how strict the rules are for those "line records"!! You'll get that 20lber this year I'm sure!


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Good job! Takes a special talent to accomplish a feat like that. Something to be real proud of.


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Congratulations. Just getting the bait to the fish on 2 lb test sounds like a challenge, I can't even imagine landing an 11+ Buffalo on it.

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