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 Post subject: Career snook - almost!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:54 am 
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I almost landed my career snook! The biggest one I have landed to date is 30 inches and this gal was much bigger! I launched into Jug Creek about 7:00 am and headed west toward Back Bay. Took a nice 25 inch snook on topwater right off the bat. Trolled my way across Back Bay and landed a couple of nice trout. Fished the docks behind Captain Cons using my red head jig with a 3" pearl white body. She hit and immediately ran for the dock. I turned her, paddling backwards with one hand and then she ran back under my yak for the first time. The battle was on! Old fish vs. old man in a yak! She never really jumped clean out of the water but she surfaced a few times so that I could get a good look at her! She alternated running to the dock and then back under the yak to open water several times, turning me in the yak in complete circles. On the last run to the dock, she again turned and ran under the yak, but this time, my braid got caught under a screw head that is on the outside of the yak that attaches some of the gear inside. The screw head is tight to the yak and rounded, but somehow there was just enough space to hang the line. She stayed on for a few seconds and then gave one last big tug and she was gone! It was epic! Of course, she was going to go back anyway, I would just like to have gotten a picture. My guess, 36 inches or bigger! As a fishing buddy of mine said "I got screwed!"


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:51 am 
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Sounds like fun, but you know why its called fishing and not catching.... now you can talk about the one that got away

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:03 am 
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Been there; done that! I've had my braid somehow, get stuck in the mechanism of my rubber flipper (Mirage Drive). This has happened twice and I lost both fish. I also lost a a nice fish when the braid got stuck between the plastic rudder and the metal part of the mechanism. Sometimes, the ones that get away leave more of a memory than those actually landed. They don't get big by being stupid.


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