I will begin this trip by admitting I have been snake bitten in my hunt for Larry for a LONG time now. Every since I caught the Slob O Sorus April of 2010, i have not caught a fish over 3.5lbs. Certainly not for lack of effort, but 15 months of not seeing Larry has caused many sleepless nights.
Valps and I started out around 6pm Sunday night for a trip on Boone. I missed a big strike within minutes, of course. An hour or so later I had a "signficant" fish on my shad colored worm. My line was running as hard as I have felt in a year. I fought it for about 15 to 20 seconds then POOF, it was gone. I wanted to tie the anchor to my neck and jump over board. I couldnt believe i had hooked a lunker, reeled her in and then just like that she was gone. It was going to be tough to recover.
We continued to fish and once it became dark I tied on a black jitter bug. Our morale was very low at this point. I tossed a cast near a dock and a ledge. At this point i had no idea i was fishing in about 2ft of water, since it was pitch black. I retrieve the jitter slowly and then SMASH. I had the fish hooked, it was MINE this time. Valps said "your on the wall kid." I couldnt believe it, i had just landed a 4.1 lb 19 inch lunker. The pain of the past 15 months was finally washed away. Larry, aka Whitey Bulger, could avoid me no longer!!!!!
I later pulled in a 3lber and Valps had some nice bass as well. Over all, it was a magical night on Lake Boone. Larry also bit the heck out of me on her way out just to make sure I wasnt too cocky about nailing her!
Ive been stocking Larry for over 15 months now and I finally nailed her. Mark it down boys, July 10th 2011.....
wow how'my doin' huh? I JUST realized you two went on this trip together---isn't there a MAFF rule against 2 ringas workin' on the same boat? hahahaaa -->looking over in john n chuck's direction hahaha a a I LOVE IT !
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