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Two of my buddies and I were fishing the other night. It got to that point where it just got too dark to fish without lanterns and we all said as every fisherman says when it gets to that certain point, "last cast". Of course that last cast turned into a few extra casts just to be sure but my point is that we did not catch anything on any of those concluding casts. Before we left the lake we started talking about none of us have ever caught anything or even gotten a hit during any of our "last casts". My question is, has anyone actually caught anything on those last casts? I would imagine that a fish caught on a last cast feels 10x better than a fish caught on the first.

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I never allow myself that senerio.If I catch a fish on my potential last cast , I'm going to throw back into the area to see if I get another strike. B)

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ive caught on the "last cast" a couple times. at a pond once and hadnt caught nothing all evening, said ok last cast, threw out was working my red shad worm and was like aahhh hell, let me just reel it in real fast and go home. so i start reeling in real fast and see a boil and something streaking through the water from a short distance, i literally stop my worm right at the bank as this bass flys in and crushes my worm, i set the hook and reel like 3 cranks and land the fish. with that i called it a day. it was cool watching how violent this bass was when it hit my worm though, tore it up.

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Last spot at the end of a tx, last cast in order to make it back to the weigh in on time, to cull a fish or make your limit on the last cast............ Priceless!!!! Happened twice last year, once for me and once for my partner in buddy tx's. Pretty good feeling!!

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I really never did call out "last cast" but just like you I guess there would be a few more added on to the last one...lol.

I have however thrown my line out when it is time to go home knowing there was only time for another cast or two and caught some nice fish along the way and it truly does make for a great way to end a fishing day and a better ride home.

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If you are just fun fishing the "last cast" is just the one before the "next cast" - but in tournaments you have a hard line to check in - a couple of years ago, I was fishing from the back of the boat in a club tournament and my partner had his limit and what turned out to be the biggest stringer - I had four (one short of a decent limit) - we had fished almost 13 hours the day before and had fished for almost 8 hours on tournament day - I was getting a little punch drunk when we saw a fish swirl up against the dam - we figured 10 minutes to check in from there so I had about 20 seconds to catch that fish and finish out my limit - my arms felt like wet noodles and I made about 10 "last casts" to that fish and finally got him landed just as my boater got to 2 on the countdown. I measured the fish as we were heading to check-in.

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Only when I'm fishing the pond at work during lunch break.

Out on the rivers or lakes I never tell myself "last cast".So I never really know if my last cast really is going to be my last cast for the day.

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happened once while fishing topwater at sunset

fishing a park lake and was getting hurried

got the bass on a Heddon popper

not the biggest bass (easily no more than 2lbs)

but still a very satisfying feeling

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It´s late, I´m tired ..... last cast, ok ? -----> yeah, right.

Last cast becomes a good bunch of last casts cuz ..... what if ? .....

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lol its great. It happened to me bout a week ago. I threw out my power worm and saw my line moving and few seconds later... a fish! that was truly my last cast because i was alr running late

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Well I guess I've caught several fish on what was intended to be the last cast. The only thing is that if I catch a fish like that then I am certain to cast a few more times. So I guess the answer is no, I have never caught a fish on the last cast. :D

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Last Cast for me is like saying "You've got 5 minutes to hook a fish so catch the D*** thing"

And yes I have caught one on my last cast...but then again it wasn't my last cast :D

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You say out loud, "last cast". Then wait a minute...the fish think you're gone,

so you make another cast.

BINGO! FISH ON!

:happy-127: :happy-127: :happy-127:

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You say out loud, "last cast". Then wait a minute...the fish think you're gone,

so you make another cast.

BINGO! FISH ON!

:happy-127: :happy-127: :happy-127:

Now you tell me! :D

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A couple of days ago I said last cast and caught a nice 2 pounder on my last cast. so I made a few more casts, and ended up catching 3 in the next 5 casts. it was nice to actually catch one on my last cast for once. maybe it will happen during a tournament soon!

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You say out loud, "last cast". Then wait a minute...the fish think you're gone,

so you make another cast.

BINGO! FISH ON!

Thats a good one right there "The fish think your gone" LOL !!!

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not necessarily calling last cast but knowing that we needed to fill a day 3 limit and already fishing into our travel time...and I nail a 14 1/8" SM (14" min) to finish.

cool thing was that I was fishing a team pro-am out of Windsor, Ontario with Steve Clapper and that fish helped him to his win (by ounces) of the Canadian Open.

what a great feeling to contribute under pressure. very enjoyable.

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One day I was fishing with a couple friends and I said this is my last cast, so I chucked my booyah spinnerbait out there, 2 turns of the handle and WHAM, that bass felt like I hit a brick wall. It turned out to be 23" long and a pretty healthy weight.

-gk

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"Last cast" for me always turns into "a couple more", "maybe two more"," oh that looks like a good spot for a fish" and maybe 20 mins later IF I haven't caught a fish I will pack it up and head to the house. But, no I don't think I have ever said last cast and then caught a fish...that has to be a great feeling though!

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What is funny is honestly when I started this topic a few days ago I have never had caught a fish on the last cast. Two days ago..... last cast of the night.... I can honestly now say I have caught a fish on a "last" cast.

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Here's an extract of a thread I started on February 21 of this year. I didn't say "last cast", but I had been fishing that cove for more than an hour without a bite, it was getting dark, and I was certainly only a few casts away from heading home. NOW, after this fish, you BET I made a bunch more casts to see if anyone else was home !!!

I make quite a few casts around that cove to get the feel of the bait and when I'm making what was going to be just about my last cast (it was getting dark).........BAM. I got my 25 year-old Shakespeare spinning reel with the (marginal) drag singing and a BIG fish taking out line. Got her to the edge of the bank, lipped her, and got her out of the water.

25", 9.06 pounds, my new LMB PB

25in_9.06lb_LMB.jpg

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I caught a seven pounder on the FIRST cast one time, let her go and went home.

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I've done it lots of times. I always say "I need to catch a fish to end on." I guess I figure that way I can at least fish until I catch another one!

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happens to me all the time same with duck hunting. as soon as I think about switching spots I get bit. as soon as I call it and start picking up decoys ducks buzz us. that is why I am lake coming home from every outdoors activity I do.

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There have been a few times where I just got tired of catching them, and just had to quit. :rolleyes:

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