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Another PB!!! #7136699 02/06/12 04:02 AM
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This is my third personal best fish since I ordered the Cuda. I caught a 19lb blue cat out of my wifes kayak while the Cuda was on order. My first trip in the Cuda I landed a 23.25" bass that probably went 7lbs. Today I landed another blue. I caught it fishing for bass just like the other blue. The people at Jackson apparently sent my boat with a little extra mojo. I also landed big bass in the first KATS event last weekend.

Another kudos to Jackson. This boat was extremely stable when pull this monster in. My old Tarpon was very tipsy when I tried pulling the 19lber in. On with the story.....

Went to Lady Bird Lake today to brush off the skunk from yesterday. Hit the water around 7am and headed towards Barton Creek. No luck and saw it was around 9 and I needed to leave at 11. I hit two other familiar spots before I left. I got a few short strikes but couldn't get a commitment. Frustrated I switched to a jig. On my first cast I felt it stop way before it hit bottom. I reeled up felt something and set the hook with all I had.
When I set the hook I pulled drag like it wasn't set right. I tightened the drag and set it again. That's when i felt the fish pull. I knew it was big, maybe 10 or more. I reeled in trying to force the fish away from snags. She had other plans and tried wrapping me up but I was anchored and had leverage on my side along with braided line and a heavier rod. She started coming to the surface but never fully appeared. I pulled her, she pulled back with a vengeance and peeled drag like it was nothing. All I could do was sit and watch in awe as line steadily left my reel. Even if I didn't get the fish aboard I was in amazement as its shear strength. After 5 minutes of me reeling her in and her pulling more drag my arm about gave out but I got a glimpse of her. Another monster cat! I knew she was bigger than my 19lb from a few weeks ago. I had no idea how big though. After 10 minutes she wore out, thank god cause I couldn't take anymore. My arm was tired and I was toast. It took me 5 more minutes to get her in the kayak. She fell out of my hand 5 times or more, bit me a couple times and made me bleed. The only way I got her in was to hook the scale to her and pull her up. She weighed in at 34.14-35lbs. I couldn't lift her very long and I was worn out. She was too long to hold up out of the water very much so it's possible she may have been a few more ounces over 35. A lady rowing stopped and asked how I was doing and checked out the fish as I removed the jig and released it. 6 lbs away from the lake record but it was 100% awesome!!!!





Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7136718 02/06/12 04:04 AM
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Sweet


Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7136831 02/06/12 04:25 AM
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Very nice. That's a sweet fish. A set of Team Catfish fish grips will solve those handling problems. They have saved my bacon many times.


Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7137331 02/06/12 01:08 PM
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WOW what a fish congrats on fish and Cuda!



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Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7137368 02/06/12 01:32 PM
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2 on a jig? mojo cheers indeed. maybe you should target them & take that lake record home!
tis the season to catch biggens



Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7137479 02/06/12 02:12 PM
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Dang that's a whale... Congrats...



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Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7137594 02/06/12 02:40 PM
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What a pig!! Congrats!




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Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7138223 02/06/12 05:29 PM
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Congrats on a great day and having things that please you so much. It is really nice when we find what we were looking for.

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Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7138248 02/06/12 05:34 PM
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You need a bigger measuring stick. Thats a good thing! thumb


Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7138280 02/06/12 05:41 PM
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incredible, congrats again


Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7138402 02/06/12 06:08 PM
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Thanks everyone! My arm is still sore from that battle lol.



Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7138627 02/06/12 06:59 PM
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Nice catch!



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Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7138652 02/06/12 07:03 PM
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Wow what a beast, niiice!


Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7139215 02/06/12 09:52 PM
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Re: Another PB!!! [Re: ebk06] #7140537 02/07/12 03:06 AM
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Congrat's that's a pig!


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