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Offline Hobiefish

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Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:53:01 PM »
I fished the Marietta area again today, near Donegal (riverfront park). The water is still very stained, couldn't see much past a foot from the surface. I fished for bass but had only a few small ones. around 11am I get a hard hit and the battle is on. Nice channel cat hit the crankbait. He gave me a good fight on the light rod and 6lb. test. Too much fun, he made my day.

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Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:53:01 PM »

Offline chez

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Re: Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 07:24:19 PM »
Man ,I luv catching those cats.
Great Job on lite gear brother!!
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Re: Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 07:33:52 PM »
I assume he pulled you around a bit

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Re: Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 09:04:43 AM »
He did pull me around some, but once I got him to the net I was drifting towards some big rocks and I had to grab my phone and get a few pics and release him so I could stay clear of the rocks. I wanted to get a weight but had no time. My biggest issue with kayak fishing is when you hook up with a big fish near cover and you start getting pulled into it. I learned to keep the front end of the kayak pointed slightly out away from cover, then if I hook up I start peddling the fins and turn out, it works pretty good. I've been pulled under over hanging trees and submerged trees and it can be a mess until you get it sorted out. I still prefer fishing from the hobie than any boat I've ever been in. I can go places most other boats can't. I can't do very fast current or very shallow(a foot or less) areas. I pick places I can peddle up to and then drift back down. I have a lot of respect for the river and learned quickly about proper anchoring techniques (some close calls). 



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Re: Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
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Offline BonScott78

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Re: Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 04:01:10 PM »
Real nice cat Hobie - nothing better than when they start peeling line!  ;)
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Re: Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 07:31:59 PM »
Even though I primarly wade I understand fully, about the river. I have stepped off a ledge or 2. Ended up in a deeper hole than expected, and under a overhanging tree myself. The last tree I went under, when I walked safely around the hole. I noticed something hanging down towards the river about 2" in dia. At the distance of about 20', it was a dead ringer for a snake. Upon closer inspection, it was only a broken tree root. But it took my breath away for a moment.

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Re: Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 03:45:12 AM »
Man ,I luv catching those cats.
Great Job on lite gear brother!!
I love it, too. Let's post our own picture with this fish haha

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Re: Fished the Marietta area 8-14-17
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 03:45:12 AM »

 

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