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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by JBcrankaddict » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:41 pm

Every once in a while I run into these wrecking balls by accident. Fishing up in 2-3’ of water throwing a jerkbait for trout and saw some small bait start skipping, so I cast a Flash Minnow right into the middle of them. Two twitches and the drag started screaming! Before I could even get to the remote to raise the PowerPole, I was completely spooled and looking at my 10 lb mono arbor knot :shock: Quick thinking saved me, as I wrapped my hand in my sleeve and then grabbed the line and held on! Finally able to let go of the rod with one hand and put the PowerPole up, we were on the move. It’s insane how hard these fish pull and just refuse to give up! After an hour long fight, I was finally able to land it....2 miles down the beach! Surprisingly, nothing was bent or broken on the lure, but the hooks were completely mangled. Front hook only had one point left, and it was straightened. Back hook had two straightened and one left that was in the corner of the mouth just barely hanging on :lol:

Gear used: Conquest 842c/Stile 151ss, 20lb 832, 16lb Shooter leader, Flash Minnow 95mr, size 6 Mustad KVD SS EWG trebles

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by Tokugawa » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:16 pm

Whaaaaaat?!?! That is crazy JB!!

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Post by dhottle » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:44 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Every once in a while I run into these wrecking balls by accident. Fishing up in 2-3’ of water throwing a jerkbait for trout and saw some small bait start skipping, so I cast a Flash Minnow right into the middle of them. Two twitches and the drag started screaming! Before I could even get to the remote to raise the PowerPole, I was completely spooled and looking at my 10 lb mono arbor knot :shock: Quick thinking saved me, as I wrapped my hand in my sleeve and then grabbed the line and held on! Finally able to let go of the rod with one hand and put the PowerPole up, we were on the move. It’s insane how hard these fish pull and just refuse to give up! After an hour long fight, I was finally able to land it....2 miles down the beach! Surprisingly, nothing was bent or broken on the lure, but the hooks were completely mangled. Front hook only had one point left, and it was straightened. Back hook had two straightened and one left that was in the corner of the mouth just barely hanging on :lol:

Gear used: Conquest 842c/Stile 151ss, 20lb 832, 16lb Shooter leader, Flash Minnow 95mr, size 6 Mustad KVD SS EWG trebles

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Quick thinking. Congrats on winning that battle.

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by Polkfish1 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:42 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Every once in a while I run into these wrecking balls by accident. Fishing up in 2-3’ of water throwing a jerkbait for trout and saw some small bait start skipping, so I cast a Flash Minnow right into the middle of them. Two twitches and the drag started screaming! Before I could even get to the remote to raise the PowerPole, I was completely spooled and looking at my 10 lb mono arbor knot :shock: Quick thinking saved me, as I wrapped my hand in my sleeve and then grabbed the line and held on! Finally able to let go of the rod with one hand and put the PowerPole up, we were on the move. It’s insane how hard these fish pull and just refuse to give up! After an hour long fight, I was finally able to land it....2 miles down the beach! Surprisingly, nothing was bent or broken on the lure, but the hooks were completely mangled. Front hook only had one point left, and it was straightened. Back hook had two straightened and one left that was in the corner of the mouth just barely hanging on :lol:

Gear used: Conquest 842c/Stile 151ss, 20lb 832, 16lb Shooter leader, Flash Minnow 95mr, size 6 Mustad KVD SS EWG trebles

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This is plain nuts. I’ve been thinking that a power poll on a yak would be sweet but is likely beyond my current level of skill/effort. You sir might need to level up to full helmet and pads.

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Post by goldrod » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:00 pm

That’s just phenomenal. Congratulations on the catch
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Post by Edward78 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:30 am

2 5’s I caught last week on the old Chatterbait.

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by JBcrankaddict » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:05 am

Tokugawa wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Whaaaaaat?!?! That is crazy JB!!
The things we do to save our lures :lol: Pretty sure I was more tired after that fight than the fish!

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Post by JBcrankaddict » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:09 am

dhottle wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:44 pm


Quick thinking. Congrats on winning that battle.
Thank you sir, it was all I could think of to keep the fight going. Really helps my confidence in the equipment after something like that!

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by JBcrankaddict » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:16 am

Polkfish1 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:42 pm


This is plain nuts. I’ve been thinking that a power poll on a yak would be sweet but is likely beyond my current level of skill/effort. You sir might need to level up to full helmet and pads.
:lol: Might have to do that when the tarpon start moving inshore! PowerPole is tough to beat, and I feel it’s the single biggest advantage as far as accessories go on a kayak, especially in the wind. 90% of my fishing in is water less than 4’ deep, and it makes moving around and positioning on the flats sooo easy!

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by JBcrankaddict » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:19 am

goldrod wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:00 pm
That’s just phenomenal. Congratulations on the catch
Thank you sir. If it bites, we are definitely gonna try to land it, no matter how outgunned we may be!

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Post by Just_Bass » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:41 am

Caught my new PB 8.5lbs (previous 7.7lbs) last night with 4” senko on Lite setup.
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Post by Gone Phishin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:55 pm

Just_Bass wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:41 am
Caught my new PB 8.5lbs (previous 7.7lbs) last night with 4” senko on Lite setup.43B2160C-3B5E-4B46-829B-D0D39B9D32D6.jpeg42EDC056-E017-4C20-8FFA-26861EC88CC1.jpeg
Wow! Congrats man! =D>

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Post by uljersey » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:18 am

Found a few of these on the second day of 100* air temps, oddly enough on a 1/4 oz XCalibur rattlebait. I spent hours throwing jigs and worms into shaded pockets without so much as a peck. Average size of 16" and roughly 3 lbs. Water was bathtub warm with zero movement @ 11:30 am. The 10" crappie was just as unexpected, he hit like a freight train. That was Sunday, the last pic was the following Tuesday after a stormy Monday that broke the heat wave. She went for a shallow Shad Rap modified with an internal weight to get a little more distance and run a bit lower in the water column.

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Post by LowRange » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:16 pm

From 2 years ago. I caught this on a ned rig thrown on a Volkey 68L BFS and Silver Mica Pixy with Airy Red spool. 20# high vis Suffix Performance braid with 8# Big Game leader. It was fun.
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Another odd catch. A barred Musky around maybe 40 inches at best caught on a power shaky head. A 3/8 head and Yamamoto Flappin Hog. It T-boned the bait as it came out from under a dock back towards the boat. I managed to hook it in the corner of the mouth which kept it from biting off. It bit off on the deck and then released itself.
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A nice channel cat my dad caught on a Stanley spinnerbait. I think it was a vibra wedge. The blades produce a lot of thump for being willows. The bait was anhiliated but I was able to salvage those awesome blades. It has definitely got a unique feel for a double willow.
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