Headed out to Wachusett early Sunday morning. Lots of action at first light. Enough to go through about a dozen shiners in a little over an hour. Bite after bite, getting stripped until my last shiner. Put the bait on, cast out, set the rig and before I could even sit down and wait to get stripped again, the rig tripped & flag up. I ran over and the line was going and going. Set the hook and the fun began. Several nice leaps from this fish and once it was close to the shoreline, about 6-8 feet, the fight got a little more interesting. Got this baby on shore weight it up (just a hair over 4lbs) and then put it back and watched her swim away. It was nice to finally grab something and not get stripped.
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