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Old 01-06-14, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default Can you find the mistakes this guy makes?

Frankly the guy is lucky to find such a fish shorebusting


LUCK isn't strong enough to describe his good fortune of actually getting the thing landed.
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Old 01-06-14, 07:00 PM   #2
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Well, the way he landed the bass was pretty sketchy. And the fact that he didn't invite me to go fishing with him is totally bogus.
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Old 01-06-14, 09:11 PM   #3
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Didn't lead the fish to deeper water,away from the brush?
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Old 01-06-14, 10:23 PM   #4
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I can't believe that rod didn't explode when he high sticked it swinging that fish up on the dock.
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Old 01-06-14, 10:27 PM   #5
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Yeah I think I would have been high steping towards the deep end of the dock, but definately would not reach 3/4 up the rod to lift a fish that big (he musta been using an Ugly Stick).
Sometimes you gotta risk it to get the biscuit.
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Old 01-06-14, 10:55 PM   #6
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A fish that big is gonna go wherever she pleases hahaha. I think I would have been in the water though. No way I would have tried that because I know I'm not that lucky.
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Old 01-07-14, 07:03 PM   #7
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Ok, my input and thoughts.

First he keeps the rod pointed upwards towards the sky.
That's basically just begging the bass to get airborne which is bad enough in clean water....but in vegetation it is even worse.
An exception is if your in deep thick veg., then you may need/want to keep the bass above the weeds but that's not the case here.

Second he never lets the ROD do what it's suppose to fight the fish.

Third, he doesn't lead the fish out away from shallow water and thicker vegetation. He actually moves towards the thicker veg. not away.

Fourth the actual landing and two handed flip onto the pier.
watched one too many fishing shows

Fifth but not last...FLIP FLOPS on a pier with boards seperated by approximatly a quarter inch or more.
Flip flops may work for KVD in his boat but on a pier or for that matter shoreline fishing (shorebusting) your just asking to trip yourself up.
Trust me....It's happened to many a shorebuster I've fished with.

Last but definitly not least......he didn't call me to see if I wanted to join him!
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Old 01-08-14, 10:35 AM   #8
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Kinda gives new meaning the saying "I would rather be lucky than good", doesn't it? I was almost like a lesson on what NOT to do, except for one thing.

He landed that toad!!
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Old 01-08-14, 11:04 AM   #9
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I don't think he did anything wrong to tell you the truth. I would have held my rod like that, and let the fish do what it wants. As for how he flipped the fish, he has confidence in his equipment. I would do the same with my rods. I know if they break, I can get a new one. That's why you spend a little more for a good rod with a solid warranty. Nice fish by the way.
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Old 01-08-14, 10:37 PM   #10
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gotta go with mibasser. like the budlight commerical it is only wried /wrong if it dosen't work. bottom line he has a 10 lb bass in his hands
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