The Fish Of My Life Time!
On March 7, 2012 I caught the fish of my life time. I know that some are going to find it this hard to believe, cause I still do. And she didn’t come out of a farm pond. This fantastic fish weighed 12.39 on the certified scales at my local Ingles. Two reasons I had the fish weighed on certified scales, 1) I thought that this monster weighed more. 2) I know that sometimes when we see a pic or hear a story that we all have our doubts, not that fisherman lie or exagerate.
I caught her on a Dirty Jigs swim jig ( www.dirtyjigstackle.com ) with a Zoom green pumkin blue ultra-vibe chunk. My Daiwa Steez rod and Daiwa Steez reel lined with 16 lb. Sunline FC Sniper flourocarbon handled the big girl with ease. With Power Poles anchoring my Ranger oh so quietly, she never knew I was there.
After I had the fish weighed, I returned her to the same waters I caught her in. I just didn’t feel that having the fish mounted was the right thing to do. So I pulled her out of my livewell and let her swim off. It was really cool to see her swim away to give somebody else the catch of their life time