On the board.
One of these nights I am gonna lose the net, came close twice now. The high water year I had to grab one by the gill plate and flip it up on the pier, crazy fish shot right down the pier, had to chase it and leave the net, it was about the same size.I fish solo a lot and have laughed at myself many times at my failed attempts at netting my own fish. 😂
Im sure a 19# king off a pier is no easy task, nice catch.
Few years ago I stumbled and fumbled the net while making an attempt at my wife's biggest king on the river bank. I tailed it with one hand and gripped up the head with the other. The crazy stories are the most memorable.One of these nights I am gonna lose the net, came close twice now. The high water year I had to grab one by the gill plate and flip it up on the pier, crazy fish shot right down the pier, had to chase it and leave the net, it was about the same size.
I’m not sure what you mean by “regular” lures. Yes, kings tear everything up. I’m actually surprised when I land one and the lure is NOT destroyed. I’ve never had a problem with walleyes damaging rapalas.Yep, not sure if its cause its been 10 months since I hooked into one or what, but the one I caught fought like SOB. On its 1st run I had puI some tension on the spool with my finger it was taking line so fast. I was cranking on the reel when it stopped and changed direction to keep tension on the fish. At one point when it was closer and I had the light on it, it shot right across the surface like missile.
Have you ever had a problem using a rapala or any "regular" type lure with the hooks ? I know twice I have issues catching walleye with rapalas, once I netted one and found the rear treble in its mouth it pulled the wire right out of the lure, another time I was fighting a nice fish (not sure what it was) and it got off, reeled in and same thing the rear wire split ring and treble were gone. I know the one night I caught 5 kings on the same 5 dot cleo, next morning when I looked at the spoon the split ring was egg shaped and starting to seperate. Have had them bend hooks more than a few times, so for that reason have always stuck with spoons, plus they cast farther then body baits for the most part.