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Near disaster (for the fish) averted

JW_YakAnglerJW_YakAngler NaplesPosts: 293 Deckhand
I decided to target black drum with cut (half) blue crabs at my snook spot since I got one as a by catch on a flairhawk snook jig a couple weeks ago. It did not take long to hook up. First bait down got picked up by a big one that got me around structure on the bottom and broke me off. Second bait down got picked up by a solid fish that I landed. I found out the hard way that those giant heads have a powerful shake. When I leadered it and put the fishgrips on, he shook hard and broke the leader and took the grips right out of my hand. Lesson learned, use the attached lanyard around your wrist.

My YouTube channel: JakeW KayakFishing

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  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,376 Admiral
    Good job, those big uglies pull like a train.

    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 3,366 Captain
    Well done with the Black Drum! - Nice! and a good save on the fish grips!
  • JW_YakAnglerJW_YakAngler NaplesPosts: 293 Deckhand
    I think I will be adding a lanyard attaching my grips directly to the kayak. Apparently my kung fu grip is not what it used to be.
    My YouTube channel: JakeW KayakFishing
  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,376 Admiral
    I think I will be adding a lanyard attaching my grips directly to the kayak. Apparently my kung fu grip is not what it used to be.

    Never lost leashes are awesome. They coil up and take up no room.
    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



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