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Post by crittergitter on Jun 24, 2020 11:12:33 GMT -5
A few weeks back I had a lot of action at Clear Fork Reservoir, but I also had some major frustration! Went 1 for 5 (obviously not counting the baby fish). This year I've lost 5 total musky on the same rod and 3 were right beside the boat. That rod doesn't have a fast action tip and has been banished from my boat!!!
Last year at Leesville, I had a nice mid-30's fish on while I was in my 10ft duck/kayak boat...fish spun me around and I tried netting him,,, he was too green yet and my net is kinda big for one hand, lure gets caught in the net and he's GONE.
Previous to that, I've lost a couple small ones during the jumps... I only lose Walleye at the boat.. (So far!)
Yes, I have a 6ft XH stubby rod that I use for glide baits only...I haven't even used it once this year for fear of not having that flexible tip.. I think I would throw up if I lost 4 fish in one trip.
Post by crittergitter on Jun 24, 2020 16:21:35 GMT -5
2 of the fish I lost were within 6 to 8 seconds of being hooked and they didn't get captured on video. I can live with that and chalk it up to a short strike and barely hooked or whatever. However, with that one slow action rod I've lost 3 musky beside the boat from head shakes. That's not okay! Shame on me! I'll never buy a rod like that again!!
Post by crittergitter on Jun 24, 2020 22:04:09 GMT -5
I have 2 action cams now. The bow is a Yi 4k. I now have a charging cord for it so I should be able to run it non-stop while I'm out there unless I run out of space on my 3 SD cards. Shoulder cam is a Akaso V50 Elite. I used to do chest harness, but I always felt like the rod blocked a lot of the view. I can't keep my head on straight for a hat cam! lol