I hear ya. Last week, I had a muskie on and panicked, trying to figure out how I was gonna get him up on the wharf. For some reason, I thought I had enough momentum ...more to flip him up. The line snapped halfway on the swing. DOH!
That lake has some beautiful sunsets as well. Lucky to have it so close. Hey Rick what size senko have you been having luck with? Are you rigging whacky or Texas, ...more weighted? Thanks! I tend to go Texas weightless but wondering how you've been getting them.
Yea, my dad says if you can't land it out of the rivers w 8lb test & proper drag, you cheating. Lol. I appreciate that but also don't enjoy tempting ...more fate. Everything I have is 15lb & below. I use size 2,6,8 hooks. Just converted to leaders due to the Ohio rivers appetite for destroying my gear. Never used them in my life. I tie hooks faster than I can say it. Not that I want to spend my nights doing so. Lol.
I have yet to find something that doesn't work down here, from rotten lunch meat all the way to captain crunch. And I'm not kidding. I almost try to find ...more something I can't use as catfish bait. Lmao. As long as it's weighted down & it's after dark, apparently they're starving.....lol.