Night Trip... My Biggest Catch Yet! 1/21/13

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    Night Trip... My Biggest Catch Yet! 1/21/13

    Went out wading for a little while yesterday, caught some nice trout and baby snook. We got poured on, then the river went glassy and the bite was much better. Got onto a sandbar we know of and they were tearing up the Pearl Viper Minnow, but Chris got a couple of nice flounder on the shrimp. Went back out for a night trip with Dad that night. For the little while we were out there, we caught a couple of junk fish and then it happened... CATCH OF THE NIGHT! Estimated over 180 pounds. Called it a night early after that one. Caught on an Unfair Lures Greenie with #2 Triple Grip Style treble hooks. The last picture is of that one.
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    i guess it was your dad......
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    Owie, owie! Bet that hurt! Squash those treble barbs flat; they hold about as good as a barbed hook but are so much easier on the release!

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    Nice catches! Did you eat the flounder or catch and release? Sucks about the finger... I bet that hurt...

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    Great job on the fishing. I thought you landed a 180lb Tarpon until I saw the last pic. OUCH!!! That rain looks like a total downpore. Good job sticking it out despite the weather.

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    Man, sorry to hear about the finger, I just had the same thing happen. Nice flounder!

    Did you push it back through and snip the barb?
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    Typical fisherman --lying about the size of your catch: ---you don't look like a pound over 176. What method did you use to get the hook out? That looks like a good place to just force it thru. If you have a buddy punch you in the nose at the same time you force it thru you won't notice the pain from the hook --- sometimes it takes a couple of trys to get the timing right. Or you could go to the ER.

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    ouch.. nice flounders..

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    Wow, I am assuming some choice words were said during the hooking of said 180 lb Joup fish.
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    Lol released the flounders, Dad went to the ER to get the hooks out. We tried removing it ourselves, but with the place that was hooked. No chance. Thanks everyone.

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