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Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? #7240448
04/10/21 11:31 PM
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Leftlane Offline OP
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Me neither!
This little fella helped me fit the the puzzle together and now Ima put the grind on em! They don't know it yet but they got trouble comin grin


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Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240455
04/10/21 11:44 PM
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Yes. I hate when I catch a fish on the first cast. Seems like when that happens it's the only fish I catch.


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Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240470
04/11/21 12:07 AM
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Well I suppose that would be a let down.

I put a lot of casts and half my tackle box in to catch that little fella but after that I was in em. It will be hard to sleep tonight knowing what comes tomorrow


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
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Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240472
04/11/21 12:12 AM
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Not since I switched to circle hooks.
I miss a lot of bites, but I can throw back a lot fish that I would have otherwise have had to keep due to damage done.


I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. O Lord please don't let me be misunderstood.
Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Nelly] #7240477
04/11/21 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Nelly
Not since I switched to circle hooks.
I miss a lot of bites, but I can throw back a lot fish that I would have otherwise have had to keep due to damage done.


Do you leave the barbs on your hooks?


Cold as ice!
Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240493
04/11/21 02:11 AM
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Yes-too many surfaced once causing a lot of work.

Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240521
04/11/21 06:23 AM
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I regret every time I catch an eel. They're not very cooperative.


-Ryan
Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Boco] #7240523
04/11/21 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Yes-too many surfaced once causing a lot of work.


Use a smaller charge, Boco. grin

Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240543
04/11/21 07:15 AM
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Only regretted one, Had her mounted and hangs on the wall right by me now. Not the biggest Northern Pike by a long shot. But I live on a 40 acre very private lake I been fishing since I my first sunfish caught as a toddler. She was caught through the ice right in front of my home, 40 inches long and 16 1/2 # back in1996. The taxidermist did such a lifelike mount my regret happened the day I picked it up. I have caught a few whoppers since, always releasing. My favorite eating size for pike is 18 to 30 inches, I made the mistake once of serving Northern pike and Walleye at the same fish fry....I still eat and catch walleye but hands down prefer Pike at the table. I have a few times fileted fresh bluegills still in a pikes gullet while they hit my spearing decoy or tip up!! I turn loose every big old snapping turtle now, keeping the smaller just legal size for eating.


your only allowed so many sunrises... I aim to see every one of them!
Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240551
04/11/21 07:23 AM
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Thats a before picture right...... what did ya catch with that little bait ??


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240555
04/11/21 07:32 AM
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Yes....my favorite honey hole is on a river in Wyoming. It's a stretch that's artificials only, and catch-and-release. There are a ton of 18-21" rainbows and an occasional brown and they only got that way because of catch-and-release. Occasionally one will deep-throat a lure and don't live but they still must be released. The big trout aren't good eating anyway.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240628
04/11/21 09:49 AM
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if I ever regretted catching a fish it was 3 at once , all steel head and they decided to make runs back and forth.

they are on lead line on boards I ended up hauling in 2 of them hand over hand then spent the next hour or more untangling line trying to save as much as possible. couldn't save it all that fishing trip ended with a trip to Gander for a bunch of new line.

but it was alright , I needed something to get my dad for father day , I went home and built a 6 spool line rack that used springs flat washers and felt washers with wing nuts to adjust the tension on the spool.

it works great he can clamp it to the bench and keep nice tension , he puts a lot of line on often 10 colors of lead line.


no not regretted fish only lost tackle.

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Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240633
04/11/21 10:14 AM
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Yes.....when it’s a bass


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Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240675
04/11/21 11:10 AM
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Yes, when I caught a small Brook trout in a bottom edge set for mink. Not big enough to eat and it was dead.

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Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Nessmuck] #7240698
04/11/21 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Yes.....when it’s a bass


Quit smokin that stuff already bass are good fish.

Gary, stuff like that irks me.

Pete live and learn- get better prepared & then it will never happen again LOL.

Trapdog1 ya beat me too it. Sounds like the royal mounties need a swamp wolf on the job!
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Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240701
04/11/21 11:46 AM
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When I tell my wife "Just one more, then we can go." I always really regret catching that last fish...

Jack

Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Gulo] #7240726
04/11/21 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Gulo
When I tell my wife "Just one more, then we can go." I always really regret catching that last fish...

Jack

good one jack!

Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240740
04/11/21 01:01 PM
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... yes... every time on these lol

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Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240741
04/11/21 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Leftlane

Pete live and learn- get better prepared & then it will never happen again LOL.



no when you have 12 lines out and 3 fish on at a time , it just happens some times reel as fast as you can to keep them from getting in other lines , do your best to move other lines.

we get fewer tangles with 9 lines

steel heads , surface , flip , and make runs side to side , sometimes at the boat

it will happen again , it's the trade off run more lines you have more depths and baits covered you also have more tackle in the water


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Re: Have ya ever regretted catchin a fish? [Re: Leftlane] #7240742
04/11/21 01:09 PM
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Have to wait till December now as these guys headed north as the water warmed up


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