four keeper trout today out of cr, lost a big one boatside & got wet doing it!!
Finally got some keepers today, new to the area. Had 2 in the box and my dead sticked rod with a popping cork and live shrimp got slammed, thought it was a small shark as I had got a couple of those earlier but when I got it close to the boat it was a big trout probily as long as my cooler, 24". I really wanted this fish bad, was leaning way over to net it didn't want to chance playing around and losing it, when all of a sudden I lost my footing and over I went! I been fishing 20 plus years, never had this happen. Gunnels are pretty high on my boat in the front also. Went under and in one stroke had my head back up, was hard to grab the side of the boat as when you are in the water trust me this is difficult. Swam to the back and grabbed the swim ladder and climbed aboard. Water was 5 to 7ft. but when I fell in I did not touch bottom so must have been in the deeper spot. Lost my rod, that sunk quick, my net, my sunglasses and my phone is shot. Was pissed that I lost that fish and my rod but after thinking about it I am lucky I was able to get back on because the breeze pushed the boat away from me quicker that I thought it would. Anyway caught two more keepers after that, just winged them in, Still had a lot of fun catching today! Oh yea everything in my wallet got soaked too, took it all out put it on my workbench to dry out under a fan.