Post By: anglerwannabe Posted: 8/4/2020 8:09:12 PMPoints: 58707
Sometimes you get lucky! This short video is from my trip to 11 Mile with my brother and son 29 July 2020. Of all things it was my net that caused all the problems. When it's windy I normally attach a bungee to my spare rod but this day had loaned the bungee to my brother.
hope you enjoy and you'll see why I nearly had heart failure
Reply by: SirGreg88 Posted: Aug. 5, 11:06:01 AM Points: 68
Not downplaying your experience but "horribly wrong" at the Mile coulda been way worse!! Like a tornado on the water meandering unpredictably while you are on the water or 16 inches of hail. That place can be brutal in many ways!! What if a tank pike exploded on your catch while you were messin with your tangle? Nice job on the simultaneous catch/retrieval!
Reply by: Smelly Posted: Aug. 5, 3:21:08 PM Points: 24252
You vids were getting a little boring lately. One great fish after another ( meh). Bout time you added some ď heart stopping action ď action. I know mine stopped when I saw that very expensive rod go under !😱. Nice catch Jim , on both the fish and the rod!
Stooges. 5 Moe Larry Curly Shemp and Joe. Related 3 Moe Curly = brothers. Larry= cousin if my aging brain remembers correctly
Reply by: SirGreg88 Posted: Aug. 5, 4:50:07 PM Points: 68
There is some great footage if you google 11 Mile Reservoir Tornado. One was from a boat filming it as it moved around the lake as they frantically discussed (guessed) where to scoot. Another captured it raging on open water with some sun peeking through-highlighting the colors incredibly. Check it out.
Reply by: i2fly Posted: Aug. 6, 7:15:39 AM Points: 2010
Jim last year I had my Sage One fly off the boat. The fish was on that rod not the rod I my hand Lol. Iím surprised at your language. Because my language was not fit for video. I think everyone within a 1/2 mile knew I was pissed. I had to get on the oars to chase down the rod thief. New retail that rig was 1300.00. Including the line. Having just retired... money to replace it was going to be tough. The good olí cork handle floated til i grabbed it. The rod thief was then corrected for his evil ways and spent time out in my net... heart attack averted. My good friend Bill reminded me to put floaties on the rods I fish. Except they donít cast the same for me. So I rarely let go of a rod even for a second. Iím glad things turned out for you as well.
Reply by: Anteroman Posted: Aug. 8, 2:10:13 PM Points: 5308
The only thing missing is the football, the monkeys were there! Glad you got it back Jim. In the past three years Iíve been lucky enough to find three very nice outfits at Spinney, all flyrods and all expensive and been able to return them to their owners. PLEASE USE FLOATS ON YOUR RODS IF YOUR FISHING MORE THAN ONE!
I think you folks have heard this from me before.. Bill