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Story 2009 Anise Maize

Page history last edited by Jerome Moisand 11 years, 3 months ago

 

Anise Maize and a cool fish early spring

 

When

April 3rd, 2009

Where

A pond in MA...

Who

All by myself

 


The story

 

Andy (The Bait Shop) was kind enough to send me some bait and tackle to try with my underwater videos. Last week-end, I started to play with the anise maize, and recorded some video material that wasn't terribly conclusive. More experiments were definitely required.

 

Today, it was raining on and off, and I wanted to go do something else. So I went to a place which I know can produce early spring, prebaited a bit, went to go see a couple of other swims, came back, set up my rods (one with sweet corn, one with Andy's maize). I proceeded to throw a few more freebies with the help of a big spoon, and... the spoon went flying in the water, the handle neatly broken! Also one of my bite alarms didn't seen to work properly. And rain was pouring. Wasn't a good start.

 

I walked back to my car and fumbled a bit with the misbehaving bite alarm. 30 seconds later... Beeeeep. Now, that was really unexpected. Frankly, I really didn't think I would catch much today. 

 

Of course, this was the anise maize rod which had produced. And a nice fish it was! After wetting my feet to land it (with no net, I hadn't had time to set it up!), it turned out to be a pristine and very long fish. Once I put my hands on the weigh sling and the scale, I figured out that I had caught a 25-12lb. Well, even if I didn't catch anything else in the next two hours, this certainly was enough to make my day!

 

Thinking about it, this looks like the biggest common I've caught in a pond in MA!

 

Thanks, Andy!

 

 

 

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