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Was using a T rigged Space Monkey with a plain cast and retrieve. Had cast it past and over a laydown. Once it got to the log I thought I had it snagged in some weeds which are in that spot, or snagged on the log. So I put pressure on my rod to pull it thru and I feel movement. I was oh crap this is big because it felt like I was stuck our snagged good. I was Like oh yeah, all these guys on Their boats catching nothing, and I'm here on shore pulling in a pig. It felt like I had it good cause he was on it for a while, and then nothing. Thought it broke off but I cranked in and my lure was still on. I was not a happy camper. Then I thought it wasn't a bass because it didn't really fight hard or head shake aggressively like bass I've caught in the past, but It was a biggn'. I am thinking it was either a carp which do live in this lake or a channel cat. What do you think.

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Oh and to make it worse, I went to cast to the same spot and my tackle snaps of in the other direction. Took me forever to tie on new tackle because i was so pumped. I just wanted catch what ever that was.

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It could have been any of those things, or a bass that just didn't put up much fight (not sure how cold your water is, they might still be sluggish). Maybe it was even a turtle. I once caught one on a crankbait of all things. It didn't fight, and it didn't thrash. Just a long, heavy pull in the opposite direction. When I did get it in, it was less than happy to see me.

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It was probably a bass, you just failed to set the hook.

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I have hooked big Northerns that don't really fight, just kind of pull until they see the boat, and then its on. I have also hooked big carp that nearly strip me of all my line as they go for 4-5 powerful runs. But it could have been a big lethargic bass that wasn't in a fightin' mood.

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It could have been any of those things, or a bass that just didn't put up much fight (not sure how cold your water is, they might still be sluggish). Maybe it was even a turtle. I once caught one on a crankbait of all things. It didn't fight, and it didn't thrash. Just a long, heavy pull in the opposite direction. When I did get it in, it was less than happy to see me.

No it wasn't a turtle, I could see the flash and shimmer of a fish.

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It was probably a bass, you just failed to set the hook.

I was thinking about this also that I should of set the d**n hook even though he already had it clamped in his mouth. God, i think I'm gonna be sick, It would of been a pig and my PB. Tell you what after that I started setting the hook on everything even if a fish farted in my direction.

It caught me by surprise because I didn't expect it cause I was out there for a couple of hours, and everybody I spoke to said they didn't catch anything, that it was dead.

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Hey, man, it happens. I did the same thing, except, in my case, I did have the extra torture of seeing the biggest fish I had ever hooked into, then she got off. I think the lesson I learned, is that if you have a bait in the water, pay d**n attention, cuz you just never know when she's gonna hit!

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I hear ya man.

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