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AWESOME thread!!!

Same thing as Slayer at Granby hooked into a laker from shore and couldn't even turn it. I was pretty young and didn't pay attention to my line much, got spooled.

A few years ago I got access to a private lake where I've seen pictures of double digit largemouth caught. When I first heard about the stories from this lake I immediately called bullshit. They even showed me pictures of double digits and I still called bullshit thinking they weren't Colorado fish.... Then I fished there. Caught a few decent fish on a swimbait then finally got the one I was looking for, and the son of a ***** popped off a foot from shore. It was a surreal feeling I didn't even react at first. It wasn't until I was halfway home I realized I may never have another shot at a double digit LM in Colorado the rest of my life. I've been back a handful of times and landed some special fish especially for Colorado, but nothing close to the fish I lost.
 

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Losing a fish you know was big is bittersweet........ yes it sucks when this happens but at the same time you tangled with a monster that reached his size because he did something right..... Whenever you do land these giants it's truly a magical moment and one should feel blessed they were able to have such an experience. Fishing though is more than just catching fish, fishing is the way some of us are able to truly connect with nature. I know many of you would agree.
 

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Reading that about Steve's kings, stir many memories, First one that came to mind was one that was dragging my body down steam like I was a feather. Right on when they turn sideway in the current, they will either break/straighten the hook, snap the rod/line or all of the above. Now I'm gonna have another nighmare tonight :painkiller:
 
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