This weekend was a bit strange for me. Part of the strange was me fishing exclusively with my spinning rod. The other part was hooking into a yellow bullhead. One of the reasons I decided to go with my spinning rod was, I wanted to catch the fish in the backyard utilizing a different method. I like variety.
On Saturday, I decided to use my spinning rod to toss out a floating Rapala lure with hopes of finding some bass cruising in the shallows. 15 minutes into my backyard outing, I hook into a fish. At first I thought it was a bass, and as I was reeling it in, it was sort of barrel rolling on the surface of the water all of the way in. I was surprised, because, that’s a new species to my knowledge for the backyard lake.
I’ve handled quite a few catfish this year of all different sizes…I’ve lip grabbed all of them with no problem. Did they bite down, yes. Did they hurt, no. All good, I’ll just lip grab this little bullhead to better get the lure free. OUCH!!!!! Teeth like Velcro just like a bass, but I was not expecting them to have such a strong bite. Whoa!!! I was totally not expecting this little dude to have such a strong jaw. While I was cursing the bullhead out, it bit down even harder, and I just couldn’t wait to get my finger free, so, the lure had to come out after me. Haha
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Tossed a lure tonight looking for some cruising bass. Instead I hooked into a yellow bullhead. This little fucker had the strongest jaw, and actually drew blood from my finger. That fucker! #fishing #bassfishing #bass #swampdonkey #slouchmob #trophycatch #catchandrelease #catfish #bullhead #yellowbullhead #bitch #cat #fish #gopro #ouch #punk #rapala
Good morning bass! Tossed a Manns -1 on the spinning rod this morning for 30 minutes. Note – I did not kick the dog haha. #fishing #bassfishing #bass #bucketmouth #largemouth #largemouthbass #gopro #topwater #swampdonkey #slouchmob #lunker #monster #fish #spinforthewin #goprofishing #goproeverything #catchandrelease #midwestfishing #midwest #outdoors #catchandrelease
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2 Replies to “Spin For The Win”
There is nothing wrong with fishing with a spinning rod. I fish with them all the time. On a side note, the biting Catfish, sharks do it also. I know this from personal experience.
I don't mind spin fishing, either, Mark. I'm all for mixing it up, and testing out my skills with different techniques. One of my favorites is tossing a fluke for bass. It's so much fun!I'm not so sure I would stick my finger in a sharks mouth haha