I was out on a reservoir at sunset tossing some poppers (no action) and then some hopper/droppers upon which we caught a few bluegills. I wanted to get a bass bite going and so started using a tube on a 1/4 oz jig and a quick retrieve which usually works pretty well there so that I could get a location pattern for the bass figured out.
About the time I tossed one out, I had something come up with the trolling motor. So I set the rod down and diddled with the trolling motor and then picked the rod up.
Dang thing was snagged on a rock. I gave it a couple of good pops and nothing. So I gave it tension and then released. Nothing but a small bird's nest on the reel from that (Not to self: Spinning reel strategies do not work on conventional tackle very well). So then I decided to break it off and started putting on steady pressure. It was then that the rock started to swim off. I did a couple quick attempts at a hook set, but the rock spit the lure. I wonder what it was. I've taken some smallish catfish from this reservoir, and also my current best largemouth bass. There are also muskies in it, and I have no idea how a musky would feel. I'm guessing a big bubba bass as it was in a bassy location.
- Big D