Another 9 Pounder, 8" Huddleston Deluxe
Posted May 11 2012 - 07:58 PM
Gear: Mattlures XH/ Cardiff 401A/ Big Game 30 lb test/ ROF5 hudd hitch.
Armed with the new-found confidence, I went back to my "new" swimbaiting hole today for 6 hours in the afternoon.
Earlier in the day, I had seen the fish follow the bait, but not bite. Finally, on the last cast of the day, she bit. Long 50 yard cast, let the bait sink, first turn of the reel handle, and she just about jerked the rod off my hand.
She was all-spawned out, long and thin, with a bloody tail.
No pics, camera ran out of battery. Fish went 9 lbs 4 ozs.
The elusive DD still eludes me. Twice in three days, I thought I had a 10+. Oh well!
EDIT: Tony, thanks for the bait. It seems to have some serious big bass mojo!
Posted May 11 2012 - 08:02 PM
Posted May 11 2012 - 08:08 PM
At fifty yards with monofilament how do you drive home the hook on the swimbait?
Taut line, super sharp trebles. If I had a penny for every time I hooked myself while "preparing" those hooks prior to rigging...
Posted May 11 2012 - 08:57 PM
Good job deep, you're pulling a SlimG right now. A dd is in your future, I guarantee it. Keep chunking and winding. You know they're eating them trout boy!
Posted May 13 2012 - 08:00 AM
I mean 30lb mono can stretch up to 25%
That's a completely generalized statement. Big Game has a lot of stretch, but will a fresh spool the first hookset shouldn't be a problem. After the third or fourth fish, it will start to get spotty. When you're using an 8' XH rod, even if the line is stretching at ~15%, a hookset is no problem.
Posted May 13 2012 - 01:49 PM
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