|Details:||Got out this weekend with my Buddy Dave conditions were pleasant , 60 degrees, 10 MPH wind, water temp at launch 44 degrees, reaching a max of 47 by 2pm when we left.
Fished a smaller pond on Cape Cod hoping to find some decent water temps and possibly some fish moving up into the shallow brush, after making the mistake of searching shallow early we moved to deeper water and switched to Ole' Faithfull, The Boag Hog Drop Shot.
Found a sandy flat that stretched from 6 to 20 feet with a nice hump located in the middle of it.
Heres where things get amusing and the "Stick Around Folks" Title of this trip comes from.. A few people walked out on the beach and asked " You guys catching anything" Right at that moment I felt THUMP THUMP and set the hook , this fish put her head down and took off running, 7ft 2in Crucial Drop Shot Rod doubled over and the drag on the Shimano Sahara started singing, 6lb test whipping through the guides the fight was on!
Big Fish I yell then proceed to tell the people on shore to "Stick Around Folks If you want to see a Giant!" however this fish had different plans, apparently she swam into a brush pile and shook the hook (unknown to me at the time) I kept pressure on the rod in hopes she would shake free, slowly but surely a large section of the brush pile began to come off the bottom little by slow I brought it up to the surface, certain (in my mind) the fish was coming with it......
When it reached the surface it was just the brush, man did I feel like an idiot! The people on shore , who watched the whole time, must have been like "What a retard!"
Disapointed I retied and cast back out, within 2 minutes I landed the beauty in the photo, as well as 4 more, a 5 fish day in March totaling a little over 14 lbs for the day