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    Default Massive Blue caught out of my 12' Jon

    The 12' Jon strikes again. Made a trip to one of My 2 favorite Cat rivers yesterday. the action was slow but it seems like every time I catch a big un it is on a day it is slow. Got to teach the wife how to net as that was a fiasco . The grabbers were not in reach so I finally just put my hand in her mouth and drug her aboard.

    Fish was caught on my lightest outfit with me. Shimano 6500 baitrunner on a 7 ft tiger rod. Funny thing is this reel(have 2 spools) has CHEAP like on it. I was at Jennet's Pier 2 years ago and it got spooled by a big Ray or shark. I didn't bring any backup spools so I had to buy line in the pier shop. They only sell Cheap Shur Strike line at something like 2.99 a spool but this line has held up to several big cats and 5 Bull Reds.

    I didn't have any cutbait and didn't buy Goldfish this time so my bait was big nightcrawlers. 2 each on a hook and sprayed with Garlic Juice. Instead on my usual 7/0 or 9/0 hooks I used 6/0 since I was using Crawlers.
    Fish hit like a freight train .

    An awesome day on the river with my wife and when we stopped for some eats at midnight I couldn't help but notice this 1970 cuda beside my truck.

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    Mowhawk pack , coleman scanoe, OT 158, 2 OT 119's,
    1232 Jon Boat, Wilderness Systems ATAK 140, Ascend 12T

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    I recognize that convenience store!

    Did you get in on video? I don't see it https://www.youtube.com/user/MackinNC1/videos
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    Patience my son. Good things come to those that wait.
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    Mowhawk pack , coleman scanoe, OT 158, 2 OT 119's,
    1232 Jon Boat, Wilderness Systems ATAK 140, Ascend 12T

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    That's good fishing right there!
    It's good to have patience.
    I like the jon boat in back of the truck!

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    Beautiful fish. The cat and the cuda both!
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    Very Nice! Heck the Crawlers with garlic sound good to me!
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    Great fish Mack, I will be watching for the video.

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    That would be fun in a small jon. Live bream work great in the summer.
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    Wow!! That's a great catch
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    Catches like that restore my faith in NC fishing! Awesome catch Mack, congrats on the front page too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwguffey View Post
    Catches like that restore my faith in NC fishing! Awesome catch Mack, congrats on the front page too!

    He never said what state he was in...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat's Dad View Post
    He never said what state he was in...............
    You're right. I figured "Fishing Reports > NC Piedmont" contained fishing reports from the NC Piedmont. What a silly assumption.

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    I want to see the unedited directors cut of that video...............
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