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Hooked a big one

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Well had some time this afternoon to get out and hooked quite a big specimen about 73inches and 220 lbs

BA489F6E-0D50-4B49-B149-3D6FA02FA1CE.thumb.jpeg.942539ed69e1400d4d2ca2a506783d5a.jpegME lol. Bit blurry but that’s a good size clouser in the back of my right bicep. Was in past the barb so I had to pleasantly push the hook point through my skin again to access the barb. Once I realized I didn’t have any good way to pinch the barb I called a friend. Luckily Brosa only lives a few miles from where I was and so I drove to his house and had him pinch the barb down then it slid right out. Hey atleast I didn’t get skunked......

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Ouch!!  Glad it ended without any major issues for you.  My brother stuck his leg bad last year and it required several hours in the hospital!

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Yeah was just in the skin no muscle so wasn’t to painful 

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52 minutes ago, theflyguy said:

Yeah was just in the skin no muscle so wasn’t to painful 

Your story and photo gave me goosebumps as I read it. 

Martha caught an uncommon fish a week ago  -- got a sturgeon in shallow water. She, Alan, and I had several of them around us one morning.

 

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You were probably where I was when this happened. How big was the one she got? 3ft or so? Had a bunch cruising today too. Actually I am sure them strurgeon where laughing at me like you dumb s.o.b how do you like it. Lol. I was lucky could of been much worse. I can tell you nailing you thumb to your middle finger hurts more with a nail gun ( lol sadly being a dumb 18 year old new to construction at the time). To be honest doesn’t feels like it never happened  now pain wise

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12 hours ago, theflyguy said:

You were probably where I was when this happened. How big was the one she got? 3ft or so? Had a bunch cruising today too. Actually I am sure them strurgeon where laughing at me like you dumb s.o.b how do you like it. Lol. I was lucky could of been much worse. I can tell you nailing you thumb to your middle finger hurts more with a nail gun ( lol sadly being a dumb 18 year old new to construction at the time). To be honest doesn’t feels like it never happened  now pain wise

Her sturgeon was about 3 feet long. The ones that were swimming around our feet were the same size. It was quite a sight to see as I had never seen that before. Alan said he sees them often.

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Glad to hear you recovered.  Bringing back some recent memories for me!  

My last evening of productive fishing I was using the same fly.  Apparently I missed my stripping basket and my line became tangled in a rock during a back cast.  I saw my clouser approaching at high speed just before it buried deep enough in my left middle finger deep I could see the point on the opposite side.  Fortunately no nerves - fishing was too good, out came the pliers, and so did the clouser with a good yank.  Few squeezes to let the blood flush any contaminants, my stripping guard moved to that finger and pressure applied then back to fishing....  I got two things: darn lucky and had a good reminder of why it's important to always wear glasses.

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56 minutes ago, saltyshores said:

Her sturgeon was about 3 feet long. The ones that were swimming around our feet were the same size. It was quite a sight to see as I had never seen that before. Alan said he sees them often.

If you go to that spot it’s more than likely you will see sturgeon I see them up to 6ft or so in there they can really spook you at night when they bump into you. I took a video of them one time to show people how close you can get to these dinosaurs. 

 

15 minutes ago, caught_the_fever said:

Glad to hear you recovered.  Bringing back some recent memories for me!  

My last evening of productive fishing I was using the same fly.  Apparently I missed my stripping basket and my line became tangled in a rock during a back cast.  I saw my clouser approaching at high speed just before it buried deep enough in my left middle finger deep I could see the point on the opposite side.  Fortunately no nerves - fishing was too good, out came the pliers, and so did the clouser with a good yank.  Few squeezes to let the blood flush any contaminants, my stripping guard moved to that finger and pressure applied then back to fishing....  I got two things: darn lucky and had a good reminder of why it's important to always wear glasses.

I always wear eye protection although I am not sure how good they wood be against a clouser or crab pot at full speed.... especially with a two hand rod. 

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9302ACD1-290E-46F4-8CE8-FD4C7EF9DC0B.thumb.jpeg.88b96f629a21b88b164c5de3ca8efa03.jpegI wonder now that it has the scent of blood if it will work better lol.  Still fishable so hopefully I get a good one on it. If I hook my self again with it atleast the barb is mashed down now and should slip out easy

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An argument for barbless hooks?  Glad to see all was well in the end.

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