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Great weekend with a new PB!

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I was on the water Friday, Saturday and Sunday and got to spend some quality time with my dad and brother, cannot beat that!  My "little" bro (6'5") and i floated the river at his house Friday night in the kayaks just for fun and had a blast.  

Saturday i went to my favorite lake in the world where i'd caught my previous PB.  It was drained last year and since then i've only caught dinks in the 1lb-2lb range.  Caught a few of those on Saturday morning on buzzbait, jig, senko and frog.  Then was cruising on around and pitched the jig (with a homemade hand tied skirt black and carolina blue) at the end of a log in about 8ft of water.  Was using the NRX 853c and 30lb hi viz power pro braid.  the 1/4 oz jig had a missile baby d bomb for the trailer.  Well i didn't really have a bite so to speak, but the line was peeling off to the side so i set the hook and to my surprise there was quite a bit of weight on the other end!!  short fight ensued and had her in the yak.  was a full 4 ounces fatter than my previous PB and was a solid 5lb10oz beauty that was 22.5" long!!!

I was so excited about the catch, i dropped my scales over the side of the kayak.  reached down to grab them and fell out of my seat, head first into the lake.  good news, no items were lost and my onyx PFD worked as expected.  bad news, my pride was shattered.  shared the aftermath photo below for everyone's enjoyment!

ended up catching 8 altogether, none too big and lost 3 or 4 more throughout the day.

Sunday was a blast as my dad, brother and i all hit the little tennessee river or a nice long float and fish.  they weren't biting as well as i had hoped, but they did bite!  between my dad and I, we caught 10 smallies and a bunch of panfish.  i caught all mine on a 1/8oz beetle spin with the white plastic bait.  was throwing it with my 51e with the shallow BFS spool and the phenix recon 2 683c which was a perfect setup for it.  best smallie of the day in the pic below.

 

the pig

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my brother

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the aftermath

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few catches

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few more and a close-up of the jig

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best smallie of the day

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So did all your tackle as well as rods and reels get dumped into the drink? Nothing was lost or damaged I hope?

Sounds like a wet and wild time! Thankfully you took the swim in the summer!

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5 minutes ago, kickerfish1 said:

So did all your tackle as well as rods and reels get dumped into the drink? Nothing was lost or damaged I hope?

Sounds like a wet and wild time! Thankfully you took the swim in the summer!

the kayak stayed fully upright.  nothing aside from myself and my pride went into the water!  i did get some water on my phone and it's been acting kind of crazy, but still working for now....  and yeah i'm pretty glad the water was 70-72 degrees the first time i decided to dive off my kayak!!

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Congrats on the new PB!

Jeff

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Nice PB!

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Nice PB  congrats!!  Sounds like a lot of fun fishing.

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Congrats on the new PB & on not losing any tackle. 

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                               CONGRATULATIONS!

 

                                               :love-093:

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Thanks for the laugh :P And nice work my friend!! Them jigs always get it done!

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Congratulations on your new PB!

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That's a heck of a story and one certainly worthy of a Personal Best Kayak Bass

Congrats

A-Jay

 

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It is a very disorienting event when you go in the water from a kayak. I did it once when I lost my balance and had the choice of rolling it or bailing out while I could! 

 

Awesome fish

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Congratulations on the new PB.  You didn't have to mention the accidental dip in the lake, but thanks for letting people know it happens. I'm glad no harm occurred, although it made for a memorable day.  I'm sure your Dad & brother won't let you forget that little incident.  

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lol, you went swimming!

nice fish too!

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Great looking fish! Sounds like your dip in the water was a pretty minor setback. Wish mine would have stayed upright when I went in (and that the water wasn't in the 50's). 

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Good job on the fish ,  but sorry about you giving your take on the hook n look show .

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Congrats on the pb and one heck of a story to go with it!

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Holllly cow man, think that big momma wanted that jig or what?! Took it deep! Congrats. Hard to beat a black/blue jig. Sorry to hear about the bath, but the fish sure looks worth it, better yet - you were wearing a pfd. Going into the drink just makes for a better story so long as you've got a pic of a brute to show for it, right?

Congrats! 

On June 14, 2016 at 3:21 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

Wish mine would have stayed upright when I went in (and that the water wasn't in the 50's). 

What all happened there exactly? 

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42 minutes ago, Kid Catch said:

 What all happened there exactly? 

I leaned over a little too far and then 75 pounds of dog decided to see what I was looking at and we went over. It was cold and I lost my phone, my Virb, and a rod and reel along with a few other little things. 

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Well Done! Wish I had the time to Fish every day.... Love this Sport!!!

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Congrats man!

 

I've yet to dive off my yak but the time will come...one day. B)

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On 06/13/2016 at 0:38 PM, buzzed bait said:

the kayak stayed fully upright.  nothing aside from myself and my pride went into the water!  i did get some water on my phone and it's been acting kind of crazy, but still working for now....  and yeah i'm pretty glad the water was 70-72 degrees the first time i decided to dive off my kayak!!

Awesome PB man.

Completely disassemble your phone and put all parts in a Tupperware container with some dry rice and let it sit overnight. This should take care of any remaining moisture in the phone.

LC

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