Post By: fishingfreak Posted: 5/28/2012 9:01:35 AM Points: 713
The fish is still un-kown at this time.
As of 1:30 AM last night, MY light weight 6lb spinning rod flew into the water. I was fishing for cats and I think I got what I wanted, but I didn't catch it. Instead it caught My rod. Dragged it in to the water within a split second I mean literally split second and it was gone, All I heard was the bell and next thing you know a small splash like a Knife through water, and it was GONE!!!! I didn't even see it go in. I then was able to get it back within 5 minutes, but the fish was gone!
So Question is..What was that fish? Catfish? MA Whitebass? Or possibly a mistooken stocked MA Wiper thats grown over time??
I was using cut shiners on a size 2 hook. I really wasn't expecting all that to happen.
Buy one, heck by another for your other rod. You can find this type at most mom and pop shops, usually without the paint.
Drive it into the ground all the way, if it wont go all the way find a spot where it will. Also, I have heard for REALLY big wiper and cats, that some even wrap bungee cord around the reel arm and onto coiled rod holder, at least with a medium drag setting.
With a lighter drag setting and using circle hooks, cats will not get hooked, and spit the bait out....
Either way, good stuff gettin' your gear back. Sounds like a very large channel cat that picked up the bait and ran off fast. Once it felt that pull, it spit the hook.
A wiper would not have cared about the pull, and taken' your gear to the steep deep. As far as Boyd monsters, I swear this has to be one of at least three stories I have heard on here in the last couple of years about Boyd...
catman: I use to tie my big rods while fishing for cats to my chair or tackle box. sometimes even my drink coolers filled with ice. Ever since I stopped going for large cats at night I haven't done it since, so I didn't think about tieing it to anything or using my big rod, which i had in the car . However, This time around I will buy rod holders, and tie it to my chair or a good sized rock...and I will see if I can bring out the Monster Fish of Boyd to shore to shore. Who knows it might be an M.A. :)
Choochee and VEE: I was thinking miss-flushed Wiper Also. I have never seen a Channel cat take a rod into the water within a second.
Flyrodin: I have Caught one of the runner up cats from the previous M.A. cats at boyd it was 30 inches and 12lbs last august. This one would probably have been over that by a few inches and probably weighed in pretty good, but I will never know until I catch it.
Hey freak, As mentioned, lighten up your drag. Or leave the bail open with the Hobo style alarm (loose line looped around an empty beer can). Course, the other thought that ice fishermen know all about is to use a leash on your reel handle. It doesn't have to be big, just a 2' piece of rope tied to the handle and to your tackle box. Or a large rock.
A large carp would and could easily pull your pole in. Speaking of monsters in boyd I was fishing it a few days ago by the pump house and saw a bobber suddenly appear then start going under. The fish kept the bobber under for a few minutes before it reappeared about 30 yards out yet to just disappear and never be seen again. It was a frabill bobber. Not sure how big the fish was but I would think it would have to have some size to it to keep the bobber down that long.
A few years back, when i was quite a bit younger, i made the mistake of enjoying popcorn with the dog when the rod i was using took off into the water. The only thing that saved my grandpa's new rod from going into Boyd was the reel getting caught long enough on the under lip of the boat for me to spill the bag of popcorn on the dog and grab the rod. it turned out to be a giant carp.
haha... This story reminds me of the time we were fishing off the dam @ Jackson.. An asian guy was fishing heavily for carp,, well he took a break and left his pole leaned over a large cooler while he ate his lunch he was only about 30-40 feet from us thats when I heard "oh$!* oh$!*' and his pole flew over the tackle box into mid air and down the dam into the water!! That pole was gone.. Long gone... He was not as fortunate to get it back... lol that story still cracks us up when we bring it up just the way he was yelling "oh$!*," was histerical..
Reply by: Kun3Boy Posted: 7/5/2012 9:15:20 AM Points: 0
Hey FishFreak! I make pole holders Every since my almost losing my pole at Cherry Creek last year! I don't sell them, I just like helping people (anglers) Out! Just take rebar (spelling) to Your desired length, some Plumbing tubing and clamps and wallah! Instant Pole Holder!