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bmbailes 04-10-2013 10:12 PM

accidental catch...
 
well i know ive been posting lots of reports but the weather has been great and the stripe, smallies, and LM are really moving:) so today while filling my cooler with stripe i saw a dark figure in front of me coming out of the main channel and circling the flats i was wading. i cast ahead and started stripping the clouser in. then the line goes tight and my reel started singing like i was into a bonefish!! crank the drag down and start wearing the fish down. i honestly thought i had a trophy stripe.....well it was a gill hooked buffalo LOL! still fun on a 6wt. and really let me know that i can handle a big stripe:)


http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...pseddee9f1.jpg

Hardyreels 04-10-2013 10:14 PM

Re: accidental catch...
 
That took a while to land!

Wow

bmbailes 04-10-2013 10:41 PM

Re: accidental catch...
 
yes it did!! my Allen reel worked flawless on stopping his quick runs...which i thought would NEVER end:)

john montana 04-10-2013 11:21 PM

Re: accidental catch...
 
Buffalo are awesome...I wish I could fish for them out here.

mcnerney 04-11-2013 05:58 AM

Re: accidental catch...
 
Wow, I bet that big guy put up a heck of a battle, congrats and keep the trip reports coming we all enjoy seeing what you are catching!

bmbailes 04-11-2013 08:43 AM

Re: accidental catch...
 
thanks guys! we've been blessed with some beautiful weather here lately and i take my lunch break on the water...which is 5 min. from my job:)

wannafish 04-11-2013 09:00 AM

Re: accidental catch...
 
Never heard of a buffalo fish; unless I'm making a fool of myself and that's actually a nick name :o

Nice catch at any rate!

stl_geoff 04-11-2013 09:39 AM

Re: accidental catch...
 
i see lots of buffalo in the creeks up here, but man they are dang near impossible to get to eat. we usually just poke em with the rod tip and move on.

osok 04-11-2013 10:27 AM

Re: accidental catch...
 
With a 6 wt., man you were busy with that brute.

mikel 04-11-2013 11:39 AM

Re: accidental catch...
 
cool looking fish...looks like a freshwater goliath grouper to me :)


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