NittyGrittyBoy Posted October 6, 2022 Share Posted October 6, 2022 Fishing a backwater slough off of the Altamaha River system in South GA. It had been a really great day, fish were active catching them on T-rigs and topwater all day. It was mid June, around 12pm, one of those hot days but had a steady cool breeze blowing. My dad was in the back of the boat fishing a T-rig I was upfront fishing a modified devilshorse. That's when it happened, made a average cast to a shaded spot with a large log that ran out into 10ft of muddy water. Let it sit, twitch, another 10secs, twitch, BOOM! Water exploded, solid Hookset, game on. She immediately ran straight under the boat stripping drag, 15lb big game provided me with plenty of stretch and forgiveness with those trebles firmly planted in her jaw. Seriously a long fight at least 2mins of just slowly easing her to the boat, steady head shakes and hard pulls. About a minute in we seen her boatside, well over 10lb, beautiful fish,I'll leave the estimates there. Well she finally tires and gives up, my dad leans over the boat to lip her, when she comes up, the devilshorse was on the side towards him and instead of reaching over the hooks he backs off to wait for another opportunity to grab her. We'll when she came up, she tailwalked, shook her head, and said bye. Devastated was not the word. It's one of those times you just sit down in the boat and replay it over and over. I've never owned a landing net, always thought it was for sissys..well ordered one on the way home from that trip and never leave the house without it. 3 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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