Post By: sniperA88 Posted: 4/21/2012 9:49:58 PM Points: 52
So, I fished Bald Eagle most of the day today. caught a few bass and saw the bluegill surfaceing like crazy. Decided to pull out the fly rod and got in to them all under 4 inches. Then switched to a ultralight with a bubble and fly. It all began when I had one on...... was pulling him and he was fighting and WAMO!!!!! a huge bass, definently master angler fish probably a 20 incher minimum took the bluegill and my ultrilight's drag screamed! Needless to say the bass ripped the fish off the fly! and gulped down a 4 inch bluegill! I had an adrenaline rush for like 30 minuets lol. Any one ever have something like this happen?
Yup. except I had a 9 inch bluegill on with my son. We were fishing a boat dock in Tennessee. My cousin put the gill back in the water so I could run to the boat and get some pliers. I came back and my son was screaming "That darn bass stole my bluegill." They said once I left a LMB about 24 inches shot out and ate the gill and snapped the line on the UL. Keep in mind my cousin fishes every weekend for trophy size stripers and he couldn't save this fish.
We had this happen a lot back in MI, today was a new one though, I fished RMA and hooked into a pike while reeling him in a monster bass was chasing and swimming olong side him, it didn't look much smaller then the pike! When I got the pike in and put a tape on him, he measured 28", wish I would have caught the bass!
Reply by: EOrf Posted: 4/22/2012 8:05:32 AM Points: 2482
No Never,I read this last night after i got home&i had a dream about something just like your post.My daughter had hooked up a smaller fish i couldn't tell what it was and than all of a sudden a shadow of a fish came from nowhere& it came at the fish and it sounded like a speaker exploding when the bigger fish broke the water,than i woke up,it was strange
Reply by: cuppie Posted: 4/22/2012 10:23:38 AM Points: 210
I had the same thing happen to me on father day about for years ago.I was useing bubble &small cruelet tail broke off first time, useing2lbs. test line..got rerigged with 6lbs. line.bam! 5lb. bass. i use this tactic when baas fishing all the time, works all the time for me.
Reply by: aerofanbig Posted: 4/22/2012 11:44:11 AM Points: 1841
Saw it happen to my good bud Panfisher. In fact, it was also a fly, then a gil, then a MA bass AT Bald Eagle lol. He is down fishing in La Junta, so he won't see this until monday but I doubt he'll mind me posting the pic for him
Had a HUGE yellow tail on my line off of Catalina Island when I was a little angler. After fighting it for thirty minutes my reel stopped, then it started singing fast! The line went out into the horizon and a freaking seal jumped outta the water with my huge yellow tail its mouth, and snapping the line.
I actually posted last year about this kid using live bluegill to catch bass in Bald Eagle. I informed him of the law after I figured it out, and he continued to do it. I reported him to the park ranger. Difference in the two stories is that you had it happen on accident, and the kid was just being a cheating lil' punk.
A couple years ago, I saw something similar. Fishing at a CO lake, saw a Mom & Pop group fishing on a sandy shoreline. The kids were all fishing powerbait and worms, happy to be catching stockers. Then, when the littlest one, a little girl about 3 years old, was reeling in a stocker, a huge brown showed up and nailed the stocker. Surprisingly, the brown was winched in by the girl and the family was taking pictures when the brown flopped out of the girl's hands and bounced back into the water. I was about 30' away from them at the time of the incident that brown was easily 30". I would have given my left ...
Had a similar thing happen twice in one week last summer. Hooked an eight inch bass on a grub and had a bigger bass crush it and rip it off the hook a few feet from the shore. One week later, fishing the same spot, hooked another small bass and had the same fish smack it again. Hooked the bigger fish and watched the smaller fish swim away.
Reply by: Frostbeitz Posted: 4/23/2012 1:33:50 AM Points: 28
Ratdog-- I've also seen this in Canada with pike! Get a snake on and dam monster chases it to the boat.....never had one latch on tho.. And bald eagle, both fly, both gills, both awesome bass! That's a good story! And very hungry bass! Nice job what a rush!
Reply by: Vanish Posted: 4/23/2012 9:16:33 AM Points: 907
I've had it happen with bass so many times when I was a kid in NY that I started taking advantage of it in our pond.
No, my best story with fish eat fish happened up in Montana. I was fishing a huge pool on a river for cutthroats. There must have been 1000 fish in the pool in front of me, between cutts and whitefish. Using my little fly, wouldn't ya know I hook into a bull trout! Decent fish, about 18 inches.
He's putting up a good battle and takes off towards the deep, when a HUGE bull trout comes out from the dark and T-BONES him. After a 15 minute battle, the giant fish finally releases his grip on my smaller bull trout.
Reply by: Tbubb Posted: 4/23/2012 9:49:59 AM Points: 3447
All the darn time in C&R ponds... I wrote about it once on the forum titled "my Pet Bass" or something like that about one that would follow me around whenever I took a flyrod out to a local water. He'd hang around below the fly and wait for a 'gill to bite, knowing they'd be easy to get after that.
Reply by: Tbubb Posted: 4/23/2012 9:51:21 AM Points: 3447
PS- when I was a kid in Indiana there was a local farm pond we used to fish that had gills, bass, and cats. We'd net small gills off of the rocky bank, put a big hook in their lip or side, and toss them out. It never took long.
Reply by: bigfish101 Posted: 4/23/2012 9:58:57 AM Points: 242
I saw a kid at Cherry Creek who caught a Bluegill at the Marina and was playing with it in the water when a Bass started attacking it. The Bass had the bluegill in his mouth but never got hooked as the hook was in the Bluegills mouth. The Bass couldn't swallow it.
After a few minutes the Bass let it go and swam off.
Reply by: landonslures Posted: 4/23/2012 11:02:19 AM Points: 19
my brothers and i have caught many big 35" range northerns in canada on 14" walleye... a cpl a trip usually. just free spool the line let em eat then reel in slow. its fun to catch them, to let them go i just cut the line from the eye or perch and send them back. ive also had a few walleyes do it as well on perch.