Lake Selmac Sunday the 15th
So two days after my maiden voyage i had the urge to get back to Lake Selmac for some more Large Mouth Bass action. Got to the lake real early and started tossing my Yum Dingers. Not too long after i got a nice bite and set the hook, this fish was HUGE, but after about 10 seconds she managed to snap my line. I guess it was my fault for not having the drag set looser and i was trying to muscle this hog up. After a few naughty words said, which i felt bad afterward, because a boat not too far away from me had an older guy and his mom who had to be in her 70’s and they had to of heard me. For some reason i didnt loosen my drag after that, looking back i should of. Because not even 30 minutes later i hooked into another big ol bass, you can probably guess what happened next… SNAP. This time i didnt curse afterward, i had the second one on for probably twice as long as the first, it had my rod tip under water when the 8 pound line snapped. After that all i could manage to catch were little dinker bass, but about 5 hours after hooking into those large bass, i finally managed to get a decent bass to the boat. Not long after that i was fishing the middle of the lake and the boat that i thought heard me curse earlier in the day asked me how i was doing. I told them about the 2 that broke me off and said that id caught about 8 bass since then. I found out he was up here visiting his father in the hospital and all they were catching were bluegills. So i offered him a couple worms a couple bass hooks, and they gave me a few bucks and some cold bottles of water. I showed him how to rig the worms, texas and wacky style, we said or thanks and i kept on fishing. Not 10 minutes later i caught a little bass that ate the hook and was bleeding when i brought him up, so i rowed over to their boat and seen if they wanted to keep it, luckily they did and the bass didnt become osprey food. After that i noticed i was starting to get burned so i started to fish in the shade but after a half hour or so and no more bites i decided to call it a day. When i got home that night i went over to my buddys house who is a avid bass fisherman, told him what happened, he had a big spool of 12lb Stren that we put on my reel. So hopefully next time i hook into a monster bass ill be ready 😀
This is the only decent one that i got to the boat.
Thanks for reading. And tight lines to all the fisher people out there 😀