Tuesday, October 21, 2008

first for me

this evening i got the brand new single tail hook on a new wooden swimming plug straightened out. i had never had this happen before, a solid piece of metal bending under the combined pressure of both pants shitting angler and fish. the moment "dinner" popped into my head the thing let me have it. i ate spagetti instead.

but wow, the intensity. heading out again to bath in some more.

7 comments:

pete said...

i did some more. i think that these wooden plugs should come with some better quality hooks. these stock ones just can't cut it.

Jesse Lance Robbins said...

ha! i bet the bass laughed when they saw that happen

pete said...

burley bastards

Jesse Lance Robbins said...

basstards

Keith Lane said...

Cool story Pete. What kind of plug were you fishing?

pete said...

i was using a 2 ounce gibbs deep diver. black. nightime. the return trip was fisheir than that afternoon. more straightened hooks, more landed fish. up to 42 inches. i fish barbless these days, and after fixing the bent hook proceeded to land a nice 38 inch fish hooked just on that barbless single. in my limited experience, them barbs ain't worth much beyond a poor hookset.

earlier i also landed a nice fish on a pencil popper. topwater is just about the best thing ever.

pete said...

there are stories of these events on my blog