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I Handed Off A Bigger Fish To My Wife
Jan 12, 2021 19:43:24   #
woodguru Loc: El Dorado Ca
 
When we got our first boat years ago we were basically fishing for trout and kokanee, I don't think she'd ever caught anything bigger than the three and five pound browns she caught one right after another fishing at the Topaz Lake outflow. We were kokanee fishing and I hooked a Mackinaw. After setting the hook I knew it was a really big fish, it felt like trying to pull up a log off the bottom. I set the drag fairly solid and told my wife to take it, she argued with me, and said she'd lose it, what if I lose it? I told her so what, it wasn't like I was going to get pissed off at her, I convinced her to take it, and her excitement over how hard it pulled when it would head back down after coming up a bit was worth letting her get it. It gave me a chance to get her to understand the mechanics of pressuring up without cranking the reel, letting the fish go, and reeling in gains that had been made.

I had as much fun watching her as I'd have had reeling it in myself, more actually. It was probably about a 12 pounder, and we found out our nets were way too small. Her Mack got fileted and baked and some smoked, smoked being our preference.

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Jan 12, 2021 19:55:29   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Houston TX
 
Now there is a wise man. Just Sayin...RJS

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Jan 12, 2021 19:57:51   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
woodguru wrote:
When we got our first boat years ago we were basically fishing for trout and kokanee, I don't think she'd ever caught anything bigger than the three and five pound browns she caught one right after another fishing at the Topaz Lake outflow. We were kokanee fishing and I hooked a Mackinaw. After setting the hook I knew it was a really big fish, it felt like trying to pull up a log off the bottom. I set the drag fairly solid and told my wife to take it, she argued with me, and said she'd lose it, what if I lose it? I told her so what, it wasn't like I was going to get pissed off at her, I convinced her to take it, and her excitement over how hard it pulled when it would head back down after coming up a bit was worth letting her get it. It gave me a chance to get her to understand the mechanics of pressuring up without cranking the reel, letting the fish go, and reeling in gains that had been made.

I had as much fun watching her as I'd have had reeling it in myself, more actually. It was probably about a 12 pounder, and we found out our nets were way too small. Her Mack got fileted and baked and some smoked, smoked being our preference.
When we got our first boat years ago we were basic... (show quote)

Ain't it fun when you're fishing for 1 pounders and you latch onto a 12 or 15? That's surf fishing at it's best - you go loaded for 1 or 2 pound surf perch and hook up with a 10 pound halibut or a striper. Sure makes it interesting. I've tried over the years to get mrs s into fishing, she's never caught the bug and she has caught some nice fish. Just ain't for her.
Oh well. As Osgood Fielding III said..............



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Jan 12, 2021 20:09:49   #
D Ryb Loc: New england
 
I brought my girlfriend fishing off the jeties on are third date. I was a gentleman did all the work she cot a bunch of scoolies and one keeper. We’ve been married for 30 years

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Jan 12, 2021 22:17:03   #
RuffplayOR57 Loc: Klamath Falls, OR
 
D & Wood you are my hero’s

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Jan 13, 2021 14:40:44   #
agatemaggot Loc: iowa
 
My wife never fished before I met her, took her to the Mississippi where I have a cabin. Spent the day watching her catch Smallmouth one after another. That evening I took her back out and she caught quite a few Walleye after dark from the same wing Dams she got the Smallmouth. When I ask her where we were going on our honeymoon
she told me (we ) were going deep sea fishing and she caught a 120 lb. Tarpon with a Flipping stick I built for her, pretty good feat on a 7 1/2 foot Bass rod. In the 30 years we have been married she has won a couple dozen tournaments and broke a world record for Sturgeon 3 times in one afternoon (all released ) but one that didn't make it, I had it mounted for her. Best fishing buddy I ever had !

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