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Old 07-07-2012, 07:33 PM
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Default Dumb Dumb Dumb!--how to lose a big fish

I hooked what I think was either a good sized catfish or a carp in a local pond today. Got a good hookset and handled several surges and drag screams, then stupidly clamped on the line as I switched the rod to my other hand.--he lunged at that very moment and broke off. Stoopid...
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:47 PM
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Long as you learn from it, can be a positive experience too I suppose. Here's hoping next time you land it!
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Yeah, happens to everyone occasionally. Just have to take it in stride. At least you had a good fight, that is more excitement than I have had on many trips.
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