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Message started by Jimbo on Nov 10th, 2022 at 3:24pm

Title: Re: Big Smallie
Post by Jimbo on Nov 15th, 2022 at 1:41pm

Wally13 wrote on Nov 14th, 2022 at 8:01pm:
Awesome FISH Jimbo.  Landing it without a net too. Very impressive.


Didn't have to use the beating stick, neither!  Any bigger and I would have grabbed one, though.  Mine is an old Louisville Slugger studded with @17 sharpened nails, each protruding the current legal max of 4 inches.  It's an essential tool for dealing with the truly big ones.

Notice my arm strength back in those days.  Could almost leap tall buildings in a single bound.  Would have, too, if I swung and missed at one of the real big bas___rds!

By the way, that 10 lb smallie of yours would make great bait if staked out in a shallow bay, just before the spawn.  They tell me there might still be a few PH's cruising the deeper lakes of Quetico.  As you know, however, landing a trophy these days generally entails venturing a few hundred miles further northwest.  Nevertheless, I'll send you the schematics for a proper rig and maybe we can have some fun dredging something up next summer!

If you'd like to reference previous QJ discussion from the archives re: proper techniques, etc., you might wish to check out this link:   (You need to Login or Register;


Jimbo   8-)

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