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MNtransplant

Bucktail and heartbreak

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Decided to take a hike up around the Frisco trail and find a new spot or two. Found a nice little pool and started catching a few whites...and then...it happened.

The strike was hard, the fish was big, and staying deep...pulled it up to the surface to find a 24"-26" walleye that appeared to be tired out. I loosened the drag quite a bit and was just about to beach this beast and then two head shakes and she was gone..spit the bucktail jig id just made and that was that. Upon inspection id tied it on an older leadhead and the barb was pretty much worn to nothing...lesson learned

A few casts later i lost that bucktail in a tree..it was the only one i had so i went home to tie some more..brown and purple over white with some flash..20190422_165341.jpg

Ended up with about 10 whites and the one that got away..

 

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Walleye are masters at utilizing a minute bit of lessened force to perform a head shake and hook spit.  Can't tell how many times I have had it happen, sucks that it was such a big one.

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