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Fixed line white bass

by Martin

A little after work fun with the white bass at the local Ohio river dam. The bass were hitting top water in a fast current. I used a Suntech fieldmaster 44 to toss out white killer buggers, with or without a bead head #12 to #8. Caught half a dozen, lost a few, cut off on the 5x fluoro. I was fishing from a platform so landing them involved pulling them upriver out of the faster current, then moving the rod to vertical and lowering it towards the water, whilst reaching for the line, grabbing it and hoisting the fish up to the platform. Probably a good job a did not get a real big on on!

Playing them in the current was fun, the rod tip goes up and down like a sowing machine. Good vibrations!

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Oct 19, 2016
Lots of fun
by: Les

It sounds like you had a lot of fun. I am expanding my species of fish that I want to fish too. It is easy to become a trout snob. I am going to be tying up some killer bugs this week. I have never tried them. There is a group of guys at work that do a species contest. I am going to join this year. Buy the way, what does a "sowing machine" look like? I am sure you meant sewing machine!

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