Saturday, May 29, 2010

(Record-Setting) Overnight Fishing Trip in the Forebay

5-28 to 5-29, 2010.
Just got back fr/ an overnight all-night fishing trip to the Forebay.

The Catch: 3 Catfish: 12", 14", 32.5" (~11lbs., 2oz.)
2 Striped Bass: 2 ~20"ers

Showed up ~8:30 at night on a full moon. Costs $20 for an overnight pass...guess it's worth it. Mr. J. gave us the heads up (but stood us up :[), and yet gave us a good spot - the "big rock with pole holders drilled in."

I got to "play" my first fish in my life. The first was a 32.5" "monster" (for us) catfish. This was at 1:00 a.m., and was the first fish caught by us (me and my bro). We were waiting and praying while everyone else was pulling them in. But yeah, Got the bite (he was nibbling), and trying to decide (and pray) when to set the hook. Finally got a solid pull and set it. Got some help from our neighbor out there 'Berto because the line got tangled.

Got to "play" the striper as well, giving the fish just enough slack to take out line and not put too much stress on the line/knots, while tiring out the fish. The striper was physically exhausted (this was in the morning) and I could tell it was spent. Plus it is MUCH funner and prolongs the catch and feeling when you play the fish.


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