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Title: MM35/12/8/18
Post by: FLO GROWN on December 08, 2018, 03:50:17 PM
Went to MM35 this morning started the day with a spinnerbait after 3rd cast got a nice chunky 2.57lb in the pads than got a few more with spinnerbait,than all of sudden I thought I had my trophy fish using a dobyns fury 703 with my spinnerbait and 12#big game it was a gator I saw his head fought him for a while cause I wanted to get a video of his head but rod was bending completely and drag was going out Decided to cut it, all ,switched over to a uvibe picked up a few more than threw gambler big ez and frog for about an hour no takers. Decided to start flipping creature baits  and it was on ,lost a good fish saw his head,shook the hook right out ,got a few mudfish flipping and even Oscar.Finished the day with 15 best one was  2.57 the rest were about a pound to 1.5lbs

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Title: Re: MM35/12/8/18
Post by: Bassinlou on December 08, 2018, 06:12:44 PM
Thanks for the report FG. You came across a good amount of fish, and stuck a gator to boot.
Title: Re: MM35/12/8/18
Post by: FLO GROWN on December 08, 2018, 06:15:19 PM
Thanks for the report FG. You came across a good amount of fish, and stuck a gator to boot.
Thanks bud, it was a fun day haven't flipped in a while really enjoyed it.

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Title: Re: MM35/12/8/18
Post by: big g on December 08, 2018, 09:44:03 PM
FG thanks for the report.  Glad you got into some, sounds better then our section of canal further west.  It certainly was a beautiful day out in the glades. ~c~
Title: Re: MM35/12/8/18
Post by: FLO GROWN on December 09, 2018, 02:59:54 AM
FG thanks for the report.  Glad you got into some, sounds better then our section of canal further west.  It certainly was a beautiful day out in the glades. ~c~
Thanks bud,it was a beautiful day out there .

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Title: Re: MM35/12/8/18
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 09, 2018, 06:48:00 AM
Thanks for the report Flo Grown. Glad you caught some. The fight with the gator musta been fun for a while at the same time nerve wrecking hoping your rod doesn't break. I'm pretty sure I hooked into a gator , or Giant turtle out on tamiami trail in one of the reservoir ponds. At the time I was using a Medium Inferno spinning rod from Field and Streams and a small penn reel with a max drag of like 9lbs.
Yeah whatever that was it took my line for a ride. It dove and went deep, those reservoirs must be super deep too cause it just kept going and going. I tightened up my drag all the way and it keep pulling line out. Rod completely bent and I couldn't gain any ground on it. Ended up having to snap the line. I'll tell you what though had my heart pounding!
Title: Re: MM35/12/8/18
Post by: FLO GROWN on December 09, 2018, 07:55:50 AM
Thanks for the report Flo Grown. Glad you caught some. The fight with the gator musta been fun for a while at the same time nerve wrecking hoping your rod doesn't break. I'm pretty sure I hooked into a gator , or Giant turtle out on tamiami trail in one of the reservoir ponds. At the time I was using a Medium Inferno spinning rod from Field and Streams and a small penn reel with a max drag of like 9lbs.
Yeah whatever that was it took my line for a ride. It dove and went deep, those reservoirs must be super deep too cause it just kept going and going. I tightened up my drag all the way and it keep pulling line out. Rod completely bent and I couldn't gain any ground on it. Ended up having to snap the line. I'll tell you what though had my heart pounding!
Thanks bud,it was crazy fight I was shocked how much power that dobyns fury 703 had and really impressed that berkley big game 12# didn't snap. I know it's strong but that was a gator!Those fish we're right in middle of the pads they weren't chasing had to drop it right on top of there heads.

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Title: Re: MM35/12/8/18
Post by: big g on December 09, 2018, 08:21:53 AM
Thanks bud,it was crazy fight I was shocked how much power that dobyns fury 703 had and really impressed that berkley big game 12# didn't snap. I know it's strong but that was a gator!Those fish we're right in middle of the pads they weren't chasing had to drop it right on top of there heads.

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If I'm using mono, I'm using Berkley Big Game.  That stuff can take a beating.