Personal Bests

Personal Bests
Personal Bests
I'm one of those guys that actually likes keeping score. I'm not a tournament fisherman, so even though I spend a small fortune on my fishing passion (Ok, addiction)... It's not the money that I track. It's the biggest fish of each species that matters to me. Now, even though I fish everything from shallow creeks to deep lakes, Iconsider myself to be primarily a river fisherman. My personal best fish of all time (weight-wise) is a giant 47lb flathead catfish that caught using an Abu Garcia Ambassador reel and a 10ft Ugly Stik rod using a large Warmouth for bait. I caught him about 2 a.m. the day after my birthday a couple of year ago, so the date sticks in my mind. I've probably done more musky fishing than anything else over the years and a 20 pounder is the biggest I've ever landed, but I've had a couple on that was probably double that weight. My biggest largemouth bass is 6 lb. I caught my biggest brown and rainbow trout on the same trip. The rainbow was over 21 inches and the brown over 22 inches. Can't claim any real big smallmouth bass yet, several in the 2 lb range, but hoping for one bigger this season perhaps. What might hit that very next cast is what keeps us going as fishermen isn't it? Tight lines and good fishing...

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