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Lake: Eleven Mile Reservoir
Fish: Northern Pike

Pike - can't make this stuff up! lol

Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/21/2019 10:19:39 AM     Points: 58787    
I know I know, you simply can't believe I hauled this monster in all by myself! Truth is I had to have Kev help. He somehow had a gaf on his toon and tried to use that to land this beast. But this fish was so large and so mighty, the gaf merely bounced off. I grabbed some rope from my toon pocket and we managed to rope it around his gils and then drag him into shore. He almost pulled my toon under! On shore I had to pry its mighty jaws open while Kev used his long arms to get the lure out. I mean he reached in and his shoulders disappeared. Yeah, shoulda took it in to claim the state record, but you know I'm pretty much a CnR guy. Was awesome to watch him swim off.

Yep that's a trusty ole Mann's baby 1-minus you see
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 9/21/2019 1:17:25 PM     Points: 8070    
H U G E !
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 9/21/2019 5:02:20 PM     Points: 63327    
We’re both lucky to be alive after the encounter.
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 9/21/2019 5:30:17 PM     Points: 2088    
Perfect for the tank
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 9/21/2019 5:31:26 PM     Points: 12453    
Better go buy buy a lottery ticket. That once in a lifetime there.
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: 9/21/2019 5:52:31 PM     Points: 24252    
Daaaamn ! You guys are Sooo lucky ! Next time out. Better tie your toons together. That sucker could pull you under, like the barrels in "JAWS " Jim ! Close call ! LOL :)
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 9/21/2019 6:23:47 PM     Points: 2349’re going to need a bigger toon! (Kevo too!)
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 9/21/2019 6:25:03 PM     Points: 38196    
Is that the crappie plug I gave you Jim? Interesting catch for sure.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 9/21/2019 10:46:06 PM     Points: 1326    
Man even that small a gator, I don’t know that I would’ve put my hand in its mouth. Brave
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/22/2019 7:18:47 AM     Points: 58787    
thanks for your support guys! It was quite nerve racking, . I mean there were a couple times it snapped at my toon and thought it was for sure gonna puncture the ballast. Whew was a close on!

Smelly we did tie our toons together and had the fish tied on like in, "The Old Man and The Sea" You're old enough to remember the book and the movie. lol
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 9/22/2019 9:18:43 AM     Points: 2349    
^^^^^you mean you’re not???
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/22/2019 9:36:56 AM     Points: 58787    
oh no not me! Am young compared to you and Smelly! lol
 Reply by: jshanko      Posted: 9/22/2019 10:54:44 AM     Points: 8415    
Looks bigger than the fish I've been hauling in, not a single keeper all year.
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: 9/22/2019 11:20:30 AM     Points: 24252    
Don't believe him Ski.

I referenced Jaws . He referenced Old Man and the Sea. Quite a time gap ! Like 20 yrs! That's the movies,the book is older. Of course. the only reason this hurts my feelings AWB. Is cause it's TRUE !!!

Didn't you and Spencer Tracy fish together as Kids ? :P
 Reply by: navacito      Posted: 9/22/2019 4:50:47 PM     Points: 53    
All the stiff arm shots on this site get really old....
Not hating just saying
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 9/22/2019 8:23:27 PM     Points: 14220    
Wow, that must have been a tackle buster.
 Reply by: kicker      Posted: 9/23/2019 5:56:03 AM     Points: 115    
Caught a few of those last week.
 Reply by: LastKast2010      Posted: 9/24/2019 8:14:29 AM     Points: 4241    
jeez... guess we gotta get you down here again!
 Reply by: LastKast2010      Posted: 9/24/2019 8:14:34 AM     Points: 4241    
jeez... guess we gotta get you down here again!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/24/2019 2:25:37 PM     Points: 58787    
Smelly - yeah me and Spence go waaayy back.. But I saw cave paintings of you playing hop scotch with Moses

Navacito - my apologies for the stiff arm.. got a little carried away. Hopefully this pic of the safe release of my prize will win you back.

Kicker - a few? You must have some terrific gear

Kris - I'm down! Tell me when.

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