The New York Bass Forums banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
The Anti-Senko
Joined
·
8,857 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well, I went to Rockland for the last time this year. I thought I would have a decent day when I landed a 3.5lb smallie at mid-day, but the bite just went to Hell. The sun came out and I couldn't buy a bite. I wanted to catch some crappie in the pilings, but I wasn't even marking fish. In general, I wasn't marking many fish all afternoon. Then at 4:00, with little daylight left, it was like a light switch went off. The smallies and something else went nuts. I switched to a Shad pattern Poes, and I caught another 3lb smallie just north of the "jetty". Then when I approached the "horseshoe" flat, I thought for sure I was snagged...then my rod buckled over....I had a fish... it charged the boat and then sounded like a tuna. I don't know what it was, because I lost it. It was very very heavy. It almost felt like it was gonna break my rod. I lost it because my drag was too tight and it just got unbuttoned. Perhaps it was one of the rare Tiger Muskies, or a HUGE smallie. Didn't fight like a largie. 'The one that got away'. Then, with the wind howling, I nailed back to back smallies on consecutive casts and had another big hit near the boat. Thanks Rockland for an enjoyable year!

<center>
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
5,446 Posts
As usual John..another great outing. By the way...I think the big one was the Loch Ness Monster.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
5,446 Posts
The Loch Ness monster has teeth too you know. LOL.
I have (in the past) seen some HUGE (no pun inteneded) Tigers in Rockland and have to think that while their population may be diminished, there are still a couple of monsters lurking about.
Ever see a duck just disappear off of the water surface there?
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top