Carrie and I spent a few hours on the east side in the late afternoon / early evening. On our way down to the south Grand Island bridge, just as I was placing my rod in a holder, my line out alarm started singing. "Big fish", I announced. As Carrie was clearing lines, I changed my assessment of what was connected to my Toothy to, "I think it's a big fish". As the fish surfaced, I realized I had snagged an upper thirties in the back. Oh, joy. That makes two snagged on the year for me. I would have been deadly at Burt Dam back in the day. One quick flick of the wrist with the needle nose and the fish darted away with me offering a few apologies. We trolled down to the power lines and back. I managed to land two small fish, five minutes apart in UN4 and lose another an hour later. All three fish hit a Niagara walleye 10" jointed Believer. I guess we should have went west... Oh, well. It was nice to be out there.
i can pull drag out very easy with two fingers at the reel,but pull from the end of 30 ft of line again'st the pole and drag and not so easy!
Another problem with real sharp hooks and bigger crankbaits is the hook can cut its way back out when the fish rolls and torques the bait agianst its body.That is why I only sharpen the the round point only for penetration and leave the part of the point to the barb dull.
"Chili is in the boat." I love it! I like to think if Jojo had landed the Apollo 11 Eagle lunar module on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility instead of Neil Armstrong (he could do it!) I think he would have said, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The chili is in the boat. Ala bala bala." How would Cronkite have reacted to that? All I know is I can't wait to here Jojo announce over the VHF, "Stooges, Sheridan base here. The chili is in the pot."
One small bowl of chili for man, one giant dum... I'd better not finish this sentence...