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More than I was bargaining for
11-26-2019, 08:35 AM,
#1
More than I was bargaining for
Had a friend over for bucktailing cod in front of the shop yesterday morning.


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Trout used to show every evening lately so I made a few casts in the shallows around dusk. Got some small and pre-spawn ones together with this well fed 53cm keeper. You can spot my lure maker nemesis, the savage gear run-through sand eel. Its the most effective seatrout lure I have come across. I use it as a reference to see if fish is around or simply when I am frustrated and want to make some meat. You don`t have to be a seatrout angler to understand, but it helps. 

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Since things were going well, I thought I go after zander in the dark. It started out well with a small fish released, one lost and one 56cm landed within half an hour.


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Two or three hours later without another bite, I came across this. Wasn`t expecting that. First northern for me in the canal and also the first to stretch a meter. 

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11-26-2019, 01:01 PM,
#2
RE: More than I was bargaining for
Awesome mixed bag
Wishing all, Tight Lines and Bent wriggling rods!
KDog!
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11-27-2019, 12:58 PM,
#3
RE: More than I was bargaining for
Are you getting tired of eating fish ?

Unusual looking blade on the horse head jig ?
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11-27-2019, 02:12 PM,
#4
RE: More than I was bargaining for
Nope. Its only a few months a year that cod and zander are plenty, and I love to cure trout. The cod went to the manager that lets me fish the shipyard btw. The pike was an accident though. Would have loved to release it but couldn`t handle it alive. l had no gloves or forcepts on me, never had thought of having to handle such fish hours after dark. A more experienced angler may have managed, but I have no business with pike.

The blade is a regular 3.5 willow with a custom decal, German industrial norm for matte reflective foil as on traffic signs and cop cars. Comes handy when you fish lanterns.
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12-04-2019, 10:17 AM,
#5
RE: More than I was bargaining for
That is a heck of a variety for the day. I bet that pike did give you quite the surprise!
JigCraft.com : Co-Founder
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12-05-2019, 10:05 AM,
#6
RE: More than I was bargaining for
Ditto on the mixed bag - schweet

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Ausgesignich (sp?)
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