Fishless as usual
Went to Cowan this evening after the big storm blew through and I wish I could say I had a good night but I think I have that dreaded curse that was going around GFO for the last few years. My daughter's boyfriend had a good evening though, 10 minutes after he casted out he hooked a nice healthy 5 lb channel. 30 minutes later his bobber goes down again and before he can react, his bait alert goes nuts! The fish took about 20 feet of line in just a few seconds. He sets the hook and the fight is on. I had a feeling it was a nice one by the way it hit initially but I kept on retying my line until I heard this incredible splash 50 yards from where he had originally cast. This fish was HUGE! He fought it for 10 minutes or so when it finally broke off. No way was that fish a channel cat. I am guessing that he had either a large Musky or flathead on. When the fish would take off, he couldn't hold the crank on his pole. (He forgot to turn off the anti reverse) Anyway, that is the only reason the fish could take line at all because he had his drag set as tight as it would go. (He is very new to cat fishing and doesn't know that much about reels, drag, etc.) After the line broke, I inspected the pole and noticed he was using 30 lb test spider wire braid! Wish I would have checked his set up before we started fishing. Shortly after that the lightning started again and the rain set in so we packed up and left. I'd venture to say that he is hooked on seeking out the big ones now!