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LenHarris 02-19-2008 08:59 AM

2 springs ago
I usually walked by this snag corner.

It yelled at me to take a photo.

So if it needs a photo...

It needs to be fished....

The photo is taken facing downstream....that is the way I fished it.

I put on a size 4 dumbell eyed bunny leech (black)

I fed the line downstream under the snag.

ALL in one motion the fish hit...turned..........2x leader.

My line came back empty.

Is thing nightmares are made of.

ANY suggestions on a different approach?

Frank Whiton 02-19-2008 10:01 AM

Re: 2 springs ago
Hi Spinner,

The first think I would do is go up in leader size. I would try an 0X instead of your 2X. You might even try a 4' to 6' piece of 20lb mono. This may be a good spot for a fluro leader. The fluro will give you more abrasion Resistance and the 20lb leader would be less obtrusive than regular mono.

Next I would try to fish around the perimeter of the stump instead of under it. See if you can entice the fish to come out for the bunny. You don't say what rod you are using but you might want a stiffer rod. When you get a take you need to horse that fish out away from the stump. If you are fishing a 3wt to 5wt you might want to try a 6wt to 8wt. This all assumes you have a real lunker there and it is going to take some horse power to get it away from the stump.


larrysmith9865 02-19-2008 04:24 PM

Re: 2 springs ago
Im with Frank on that one Spinner. Bigger is gonna be better to get that fish out of that mess. You definatly going to have your work cut out for ya, Good luck with it I hope ya get a monster.

BigCliff 02-20-2008 08:09 PM

Re: 2 springs ago
Just keep in mind, 20 lb mono+6wt+really horsing the fish=busted rod.

Just sayin.

fyshstykr 02-20-2008 11:15 PM

Re: 2 springs ago
I think it's a big ol'muskrat. :wink: :tongue:

larrysmith9865 02-21-2008 04:18 PM

Re: 2 springs ago
If its a muskrat, Catch it Clean it Use it fur to make flies LOL

fyshstykr 02-21-2008 04:29 PM

Re: 2 springs ago
That would make a lifetime supply of Adams. :)

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