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I went fishing today where I caught that good size fish last time. This time I had 3/8 oz jig with Yamamoto flapping hog Black/blue color and another rod with Senko. 

First of, after about an hour I got first bite on Senko with one of that mustad superlock plus hook 3/0. Fight him a little bit until he pull the line against weed underwater and lost him.

Switch to black blue jig, with in 30 mins on so hook on another fish, she jump and hook come un-done. From 15-20 feet away I can tell that she is a giant, bigger than any fish I caught. I was hurt so bad. Stay there for a few more casts and give up and walked home with sick in my stomach.

I kind of know my problem, I didn't not set hook hard enough combine with quite a soft tip rod(daiwa tatula 6'10 MH/F).

 

 

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Yep, it is a terrible feeling... and there is no immediate cure.  Unfortunately, most of us have been there and can sympathize with you.  Keep your chin up, you know where she lives! 

 

 

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I had this happen last week when I started learning to fish a fluke.  I had a 5/0 hook on a st Croix medium.  Thought I was good because Croix are normally more powerful and I lost my one bite about a five pounder.  It hurt but I learned.  If you learn from your mistakes then you get to move forward and head out with a new plan.  Soooo happy that did not happen during a tourney.  That's why I learn during fun fishinges and stick to what I am good at when points are on the line.  Truth be told not even that helped on my last event.

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It'll pass. And then it'll happen again...and again.

Tis part of fishing. Had this happen to me this

past week on my first day of Ned Rigging.

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Last summer, I experienced this and didn't even get to see the fish, which I don't know if that's better or worse.  I was on vacation, fishing a senko on the Delaware, and hooked into something huge.  I couldn't even turn my reel.  I fought it for about 20 seconds before it broke me off.

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I had an 8lbr just 2 inches away from my fingers (based on the size of her it's an estimate) I reached down to lip her, and she shook off my crankbait.  I know your pain, the next nice fish will ease it some, but the memory will remain.   enjoy it and go back and try and catch it again!

 

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It's all part of the game.  Get back out there & land some fish.

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I know the feel bruh. Just last fall I had a 7lb 9oz bass close to the boat when she came unbuttoned.

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sorry about the bad luck. had same thing happen to me last summer. my cheap softy rod went in the trash.but you do know she is still there!:P "here fishy fishy"

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Watched my dad miss a giant last year. We were up a branch fishing lilly edges on a slow day right at dark. I was throwing a crankbait and he had resorted to topwater in despiration mode. He threw a Boyd Duckett walking popper opposite direction out of the boat over the middle. It was in about 15-18 foot of water. The giant absolutely murdered it. His whole head came out of the water. It was atleast a 20-22 inch bass. My guess is 5/6 lbs at smallest. He set the hook a hair too early and the fish had it for a split second then when he loaded up on it the bait flew from the bass's mouth over his head over the boat. My heart broke right there. That was probably the bass of the year for either one of us. 

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3 hours ago, Smokinal said:

 I had a 7lb 9oz bass close to the boat when she came unbuttoned.

 

Did she come unbuttoned into the net or were you lipping her with the scale's hook??  That's a pretty tight estimate of a lost fish!  lol  :lol:

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Yup, I feel your pain. I remember EVERY big fish that I've lost and there's always a couple each season. But think of it this way. If you just knew that every time you set the hook you were going to land the fish then fishing wouldn't be as exciting.

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1 hour ago, flechero said:

 

Did she come unbuttoned into the net or were you lipping her with the scale's hook??  That's a pretty tight estimate of a lost fish!  lol  :lol:

Ya, she came unbuttoned and swam off. Luckily, though, she had scales on her back....:D

 

Sorry, thought this thread needed some happy to it!!

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Yep.....lost what I know would have been my first double digit bass a couple of years ago.  Brought me to my knees.  Couldn't believe it....BUT...that is why I keep going back.  If it was easy, it would bore me

 

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yeah. I lost a really nice one about a year ago.  Funny part is there was a swamp tour boat going by when it happened, I'm sure those tourists got some good pictures of me rolling around on the deck of my boat after the fish broke loose.

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I've only lost two monsters and both were on 6lb test. 

 

I wouldn't have hooked either without the ultra finesse approach and I couldn't really control/land them from where I hooked them.

 

The catch22.

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Thanks guys for all the kind word, I'm not giving all up that for sure. Came back from work, slept a couple hours and went back there again. Caught this one on missile bait, not a giant as I hope but good enough to give me back my hope.

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Yeah man it happens. I lost  a 5 pounder last week pulling me into some eel grass.Broke the line ?. My favorite reel is n the shop so I was using a spare.The drag didnt slip  when it should have,so now it's retired to catfishing.( old wore out reel )

The funny thing is,after the line broke,the fish jumped completely out of the water as if to say " See ya! " I actually about had a melt down.Have lost several big fish this year due to unforseen circumstances 

But I got my 3rd biggest fish ever this year.?

Look at it this way- you are close to great sucess just getting the fish to bite what your throwing.Good job on the " rebound "fish !!

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15 hours ago, JustJames said:

 Came back from work, slept a couple hours and went back there again.

 

I like your persistence, James!  Don't lose any more sleep on the lost fish... I bet you'll catch something as big or bigger, pretty soon!  Keep learning from each outing, it can come together quick!

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