The water is finally clearing off to a heavy stain. Bass fishing the first 2 hours was a bust so we headed down river. I looked down the main channel and saw the birds diving! My buddy couldn't figure out the fuss and why we were going worp 9! I grabbed the rod with the XZONE chartreuse tube and threw it as far as I could because the Lowrance showed solid bait fish with BIG fish underneath. I let it sink then ripped it straight up, then let it sink again, but it did not drop much. Fish on, and as I set the hook I told my buddy to grab the net because I have a striper on. I think David was more nervous than me, I don't think he had ever seen a striper. After a huge fight it finally showed some signs of fatigue. When I finally got it turned David did a great job with the net because the fish did not hit.
I handed my rod to David and told him to throw it to the same place. He did and was hooked up immediately! He said he had one on but smaller. As soon as he said that the fish headed to China! After a quick refresher on keeping the rod up and letting the drag work the fight was on.
I grabbed the big net and had a blast watching that smaller than yours fish dragging David over the lower reaches of Lake Hickory! Next thing was net that fish!
Well that was that when the wind came up. End result was personal best for us both and the largest freshwater fish each!
What a day!
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