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bmbailes 03-15-2013 07:29 PM

Bronzeback trip made!
 
well i had some fish trip points to cash in today.... my wife was out of town all last week( for fun) and i had to fend off the 2 kiddos all week:) so i took the morning off work and headed to a local creek with my new TFO PRO II 6wt., Allen Trout 2 reel, and new RIO smallmouth line. i was excited to be pursuing my favorite fish with new gear. first few pools i had a few dinks but then on the next deep pool i hooked a MONSTER! she jumped one time and i watched my clouser go flying in the air!! i was so devestated, my buddy just looked at me in shock. i told him i gotta stay here and fish awhile longer....within the next 4 cast i hooked up again! this fish jumped and jumped and really worked the drag. i finally landed her, got a few pics, and released her unharmed. i stopped fishing after that...it couldnt get any better:)

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps1a12eea8.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps909bfd0c.jpg

biggie_robs 03-15-2013 07:55 PM

Re: Bronzeback trip made!
 
Oh boy, that is a real nice fish! I love the color. :thmbup:

caseywise 03-15-2013 08:08 PM

Re: Bronzeback trip made!
 
looks like you had a great outing!
nice spring smallie as well:D
still snow and ice here, but it looks like
were gettin close:confused:

casey

dakotakid 03-15-2013 08:10 PM

Re: Bronzeback trip made!
 
Excellent!

Any thoughts on why you lost the monster (too low weight tippet, poor knot, etc.)? What type leader and tippet were you using?

mikel 03-15-2013 08:31 PM

Re: Bronzeback trip made!
 
What was your heart rate right after the 1st jump? Those are cool fish...excellent! -Mike

Guest1 03-15-2013 08:35 PM

Re: Bronzeback trip made!
 
Dang! That's a nice fish. I'm jealous. I am a long way away from doing that. Stll have three feet of ice on the river and cold enough we are still building ice. This is going to be a late Spring here.

bmbailes 03-15-2013 09:04 PM

Re: Bronzeback trip made!
 
Thanks guys!!

Dakotakid-my line didnt break...she simply umhooked on the jump from slack.

ted4887 03-15-2013 09:14 PM

Re: Bronzeback trip made!
 
Color me jealous. That's a nice fish! The fact you don't have a glove, hat, and heavy winter jacket makes me even more jealous.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Diver Dan (Post 537253)
Dang! That's a nice fish. I'm jealous. I am a long way away from doing that. Stll have three feet of ice on the river and cold enough we are still building ice. This is going to be a late Spring here.


We're in the same boat down here. Forecast highs in the mid-upper 20's through next week, along with a snowstorm on Monday. I've decided spring has thought it best to just skip over Minnesota. :icon_cry:

fichy 03-15-2013 09:21 PM

Re: Bronzeback trip made!
 
Awesome, about a month for me. Thanks for sharing those pigs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

theboz 03-15-2013 10:37 PM

Re: Bronzeback trip made!
 
Beautiful fb SM!!! Thanks for sharing that memorable hog!!


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