Bass Fishing Bycatches

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Bass Fishing Bycatches

Post by poisonokie » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:41 am

What's the craziest thing you've pulled out if the water while bass fishing? What's the wildest thing you've had to do to land a bass? I know I've had some surprises myself. Here's one from yesterday:


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I was using the Mikey to try and snag the iLoud that snapped off from a backlash (the leader broke at both knots, which is crazy on its own...) and got hit by that little guy right before the Mikey made it to the other lure. Still managed to snag it along with a bunch of algae and land the bass. Not that bad! 8-)
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Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

Post by toddmc » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:23 am

Lake Alamo is a small Arizona lake in the middle of nowhere. It was famous for 100 fish days in the 80's. The 4" ringworm was the overwhelming bait of choice there during that time. I fished my first club tournament there in 1988. I broke off a nice fish on a a rock pile fishing a motor oil with chartreuse flake and tail ringworm. This was a rare secret color that was popular on the CA Delta. I was the only one that I knew that had that color. I had gone through all that I had the previous day. My hook was also a rare Owner hook that no one else had at the time.
The next day, the fishing just wasn't as good with other color ringworms. We went back to the rock pile. I caught that fish that I broke off fish with my Owner hook and motor oil ringworm still in its mouth. I tied it back on and caught a solid fish on my next cast that helped me do well in the tournament.

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Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

Post by godshippy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:46 am

toddmc wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:23 am
Lake Alamo is a small Arizona lake in the middle of nowhere. It was famous for 100 fish days in the 80's. The 4" ringworm was the overwhelming bait of choice there during that time. I fished my first club tournament there in 1988. I broke off a nice fish on a a rock pile fishing a motor oil with chartreuse flake and tail ringworm. This was a rare secret color that was popular on the CA Delta. I was the only one that I knew that had that color. I had gone through all that I had the previous day. My hook was also a rare Owner hook that no one else had at the time.
The next day, the fishing just wasn't as good with other color ringworms. We went back to the rock pile. I caught that fish that I broke off fish with my Owner hook and motor oil ringworm still in its mouth. I tied it back on and caught a solid fish on my next cast that helped me do well in the tournament.
it's crazy that things like this happen hahaha. i guess when you fish enough anything is bound to happen!

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Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

Post by poisonokie » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:44 pm

toddmc wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:23 am
Lake Alamo is a small Arizona lake in the middle of nowhere. It was famous for 100 fish days in the 80's. The 4" ringworm was the overwhelming bait of choice there during that time. I fished my first club tournament there in 1988. I broke off a nice fish on a a rock pile fishing a motor oil with chartreuse flake and tail ringworm. This was a rare secret color that was popular on the CA Delta. I was the only one that I knew that had that color. I had gone through all that I had the previous day. My hook was also a rare Owner hook that no one else had at the time.
The next day, the fishing just wasn't as good with other color ringworms. We went back to the rock pile. I caught that fish that I broke off fish with my Owner hook and motor oil ringworm still in its mouth. I tied it back on and caught a solid fish on my next cast that helped me do well in the tournament.
That's a good one! I'm pretty sure I've caught the same fish twice, and while I've never gotten my own hook/bait back like that, I did once snag the loop of a pretied snell a bass had broken off and wound up landing it with the rusty hook embedded in its lip.

Hopefully you can see my crankbait snagged into that smell in this picture:

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Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

Post by toddmc » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:09 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:44 pm
toddmc wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:23 am
Lake Alamo is a small Arizona lake in the middle of nowhere. It was famous for 100 fish days in the 80's. The 4" ringworm was the overwhelming bait of choice there during that time. I fished my first club tournament there in 1988. I broke off a nice fish on a a rock pile fishing a motor oil with chartreuse flake and tail ringworm. This was a rare secret color that was popular on the CA Delta. I was the only one that I knew that had that color. I had gone through all that I had the previous day. My hook was also a rare Owner hook that no one else had at the time.
The next day, the fishing just wasn't as good with other color ringworms. We went back to the rock pile. I caught that fish that I broke off fish with my Owner hook and motor oil ringworm still in its mouth. I tied it back on and caught a solid fish on my next cast that helped me do well in the tournament.
That's a good one! I'm pretty sure I've caught the same fish twice, and while I've never gotten my own hook/bait back like that, I did once snag the loop of a pretied snell a bass had broken off and wound up landing it with the rusty hook embedded in its lip.

Hopefully you can see my crankbait snagged into that smell in this picture:

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That's funny. I accidentally snagged a small chartreuse squarebill attatched to a piece of line this week in the golf course pond behind the house. The hooks were really rusted. I snagged the heavy line it was attatched to with my swimjig. It has been stuck in the grass a while.
The Copper Canyon Cove is a famous partying/rock diving cove on Lake Havasu. It has been featured on MTV Spring Break. It's a zoo, but actually has good fish in it. I caught a g-string next to a cliff that the kids get naked and jump off of. I would have rather caught what was in them. :lol:

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Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:46 pm

I snagged a giant pair of underwear at a local reservoir, not sure how the women lost them since they could have
netted a whale...

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Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

Post by toddmc » Wed May 01, 2019 7:36 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:46 pm
I snagged a giant pair of underwear at a local reservoir, not sure how the women lost them since they could have
netted a whale...
You should have saved them as a replacement net, in case yours gets a hole in it. If they can hold her, they can hold a true giant! :D
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