I just lost what looked to me like a 12 to 15lb fish about 20min ago in the pond behind my house. I had pro rigged an optimum and done some modifying to it, wanted to try it out before church.. 3rd cast on the main lake point from shore, with my only bait, she just jakked it. Didnt even have to set the hook. She stripped drag, jumped 4-5 times but couldnt get out of the water, just kinda wallowed, then got me in some bushes in deeper water,and my line broke.. Actually, it was my knot, which makes me feel even worse because i know it could have been prevented... I was on the top of the world for about a minute.. Then bottom of the ocean along with $15 dollars and a bass that i would have pictures of for the rest of my life.. *sigh* I truly believe that fish would have won the VA bigbass contest i am entered in. Gosh!..
Bright side is, i found out that the modified color worked, and on a giant fish too. And that my pro rigging worked because she tried and tried to throw the hook and couldnt, so there is a plus for the future. But.. what a giant..
There is my story, the story of a dejected man for the rest of the day, but a resiliant one as soon as i can get another bait! Good Fishing! AND FOR GOD SAKES CHECK THOSE KNOTS!