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Spoke with DVT today and told him a story of what happened to me in a club tourney, he said I have to post it! Lol but first I'll share something that happened a few weeks back during practice for a separate club tourney.

So I was on Cobbeesecanti (spell check) in Maine. My secondary clubs tourney week. Beating a bank with a Megabass knuckle squarebill and wham! Pike eats it. A swing him in the boat, grab him by the back of the neck like I always do with pike. Grab my pliers and as I try taking out the front treble he thrashed enough for him to slip right out of my hand. Unfortunately the rear treble drove straight into the top of my hand with the pliers. Fish still hooked flipping violently I drop him down kneel on him get the hook out, throw him over and tend to my hand. Surprisingly just missed the vein but it was all the way in. My boater rushed me to shore and at some point I blacked out so being in Maine not knowing too much about the area he called a Ambulance. They came said my insurance won't cover them as a private company and due to it not being life threatening we skipped on the ride. He brings me to ER in Augusta and they didn't have a tool strong enough to cut the ring on the bait, the o ring or the hook. 5 shots of novacaine tetanus shot in arm antibiotic shot in leg all from a smoking hot nurse and a hour plus on waiting for someone to bring in bolt cutters. First they tried cutting loop on bait but couldn't get a angle on it. (Hope it doesn't fail I put new hooks on it lol) they finally cut the hook. Where it went in there's 2 ligaments it went past barb in first one and poked the second so they ended up pushing it back up and out making a second hole. Picked up script and got rest and was back on water next morning for additional practice before tourney. Definitely sucked, story would be better if I won tourney the 2 days after or lunker. Ended up in like 7th or 8th with a 4, 2 3s a 2 and a dink. Lol I would post the pic of it but I'm not sure on This sites policy on wether or not it may be too graphic. If a mod requests it for whatever reason I'll post it lol...

Ok so that out of the way now for my personal best story lmao

Last Sunday I was on Bantam Lake here in CT for a club tourney. I'm drop shoting in about 8ft right at a drop off to 17. I feel a little machine gun bite so I raise the rod tip feel the weight and start reeling. It felt like a dink so I went to tighten drag and bam fish ran Cumara and Stradic Ci4 go over board. Mind you grip in my hand has been kinda off since the hook incident. I scream like $,&!(@:$ ME!!!! My boater is like what happened I'm like I just threw $500 in the lake. He's like quick throw the marker buoy. I grab it toss it over. He said calm down and tie on a crank bait. So we circle the marker buoy for a hour or so and no luck. I tell him I appreciate the help but we don't have to try to get it back I'll come back tonight with my friend who is also in the club. He caught a 6+ on his second cast so he said screw it. He's confident he got lunker so we can keep trying to get it back. Now here I am blessed to have a boater that is willing to do this for me but feel like a ass for killing the tourney for him. All of a sudden a fish jumps 100 ft south of us so we drift a bit cranking 20 mins later a fish jumped again now 200 ft north of us. So we go up there and crank as we drift again. He said chuck the anchor he's done working the trolling motor. So I toss the anchor and tie up a C Rig but instead of a hook I put a snap with 3 shakey heads on it. I'm fanning the area for another 20 mins or so and as I cast towards the back of the boat a d**n canoe rear ends us. The boater flips out on the guy, me as well, I'm like stop!!!!! At the top of my lungs because the marker buoy was wrapped on his oar. The guy has no clue what he's doing I had no idea he was even in the area. He came out of nowhere. I was so focused on casting in hopes to snag my rod. That's when just to the right of the canoe I feel weight. I'm like I think I got it!!!!! I reel in as slow as I possibly could and sure enough the but of the rod pops up on the surface!!! Yay!!!! I hooked the stem of the reel. I reach over grab it and there's like maybe 2 turns of the handle worth of line on it. So I start reeling up all this slack line in all my glory I got my favorite combo back. As soon as the line starts to tighten drag starts peeling. FISH STILL ON!!! I tighten the drag up a bit and play the fish out. Got him to the side of the boat and cradled him and pulled him in. 4.7lb smallie! My little size 1 mustad drop shot hook was right in the roof in front of his throat. Popped the hook out culled him. In the live well he went. 7lb Sniper if anyone is wondering. A little over 2 hrs this whole ordeal took me. Never got my 5th but still had a decent bag with 4. Someone else had a 5 so I was in 3rd for lunker. This is the story I'm gonna have to tell my grand kids. Hope you all enjoyed it!

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Wow, possibly one of the best bass stories I have ever heard! Glad you got your rod back and got rewarded for your persistence!

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I've pulled up rod setups before but they were rusted out glad you got yours back. Maybe a lanyard is in order because these setups cost so much.

Great story.

Ouch on the hook.

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Years ago I caught a shimano calais and a legends elite casting setup while crappie fishing. This was on a small lake with no one around. Man I know whoever lost that pricey rig was mad but it was toast by then.

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What a weekend!!

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Hahah!!  Great story, glad you got your rod back!

 

 

Post the pics!

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Great stories - thanks for sharing.

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That was a great story. Glad your hand ok. Thanks for sharing. Man oh man!

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Wow that's quite the story! Glad it all worked out in the end! One time out fishing with my dad I hooked into one when we were out cranking a sunken tree. He put his rod down and came back to net my fish. When we got it in he turned around his rod was GONE! The bait was just sitting in the water and a fish must have came up and hit it and then pulled it in. He ended up going back later with another crankbait and snagged it. Unfortunately no fish was still on. 

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Good stories - Thanks for sharing them.

 

This is a pretty fair example of the need for KNIPEX High Leverage  Cutters.

 

Hope you're hand is OK.

 

A-Jay

 

http://www.amazon.com/71-12-200-Comfort-Leverage/dp/B005EXO81K/ref=sr_1_6?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1439911201&sr=1-6&keywords=pliers+knipex

 

 

 
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Hahah!! Great story, glad you got your rod back!

Post the pics!

Posting now

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Haha thanks all glad you enjoyed. I just really wish either ended in cashing a check! Lmao

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man i felt like a hero last night when i snagged my spook back that snapped off during a backlash cast....  that was a $5 lure.... for a $500 combo i would have done cartwheels and with the fish still on.... buy a lotto ticket.

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Great, great story.

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man i felt like a hero last night when i snagged my spook back that snapped off during a backlash cast....  that was a $5 lure.... for a $500 combo i would have done cartwheels and with the fish still on.... buy a lotto ticket.

a buddy said buy a lotto ticket right after the tourney as well lmao I didn't I forgot.

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