Bragging Board: Surprise Hook-Ups, Personal Best Catches
May 08, 2017
Editor's Note: Our popular Camera Corner bragging board features reader photos and stories from successful trips in the field or on the water, and Game & Fish loves to share them with our online readers.
Today, we share three reader stories about surprise fishing hook-ups which led to personal best catches.
On the inaugural run of my nephew's new jet boat. It was tough fishing and we kept losing our equipment.
I got frustrated and reached into my tackle box and said I was putting on whatever I came out with. Came out with hair jig, 7 inches of bait.
Told my nephew "If I catch one, it is going to be a big one." Did not know how prophetic that comment would be. I caught the biggest smallmouth bass I have ever caught. It was exciting!
- Taken At: Susquehanna River, Harrisburg, Pa.
- Taken On: 04/14/2017
- With: Charles McCune
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First Tiger Muskie
While fishing for bass with light tackle and 8 pound mono line I hooked into a huge muskie using a small rubber worm.
I was very lucky to land such a large fish on such light line.
This was my first musky and I was super excited. We took a quick measurement (over 51 inches ) and quickly released the fish so that someone else may have a chance to catch a fish of a lifetime.
- Taken At: Marsh Creek, Pa.
- Taken On: 05/06/2017
- With: John P Shuma
Flood Water Bass
The Tuesday after the FLW left town. Water was unusually stained caused by flooding.
Fished for about 3 hours of nothing, about to call it quits and BAM! Scrambled around to get my net, had to borrow a scale.
Biggest bass from Beaver, so far.
- Taken At: Beaver Lake, Ark.
- Taken On: 05/02/2017
- With: Leo van Oudheusden