In a last minute decision, I met up with DR at one of his honey holes that he was kind enough to share with me. Got a little bit of a late start but one we got there, we wasted no time and out on the water we go.
I had a new baitcast I wanted to break in and a new spinning reel to put to use. About 20 min into our voyage, I tossed out a wacky rigged senko as far as I could cast it. As soon as it hit the water, the line start going and going fast. Clicked over the bail and fish on. Told Dan, " I got one, but its not big" as soon as I said that we saw the explosion out of the water and the tail dance. Dan's response was what are you Holy S@$t!
After an awesome fight that definitely worked my new reel, Dan helped me get it in the boat. Put it on the scale and read 4 1/2 lbs on the dot. After a few quick pics, I put her back in the water and away she went. We were a bit nervous cause she was bleeding pretty good from where she was hooked, but she swam away so feeling pretty good that she survived!
After that I kicked back, enjoyed my beer and still on cloud 9.
Unfortunately it was our only catch, even with the other bites we got.
Thanks again to DR for sharing the spot. Get ready for NY and the Sammy tour!
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