I have a fishin’ buddy who always buys 2 of the same bait – even baits he has never tried. I laugh at him because I think, “You are not even sure of the performance! Save your money and try it first.” Well, this past weekend, the joke is on me. I learned the hard way, why you should buy more than one.
I have been working a lot recently at my 9-5, and on Saturday, I finally had a day to play on Lake Murray. I was excited and ready to get out there! I tied on a funky new crankbait that I have never thrown before. It had a chartreuse belly and a blue back. After the second cast, I felt the crankbait banging off the bottom and then BAM!
I got a bite!
I reeled it up thinking it was a little one since there wasn’t much of a struggle. Then, all of a sudden, the fish realized it was hooked, and it took off pulling drag behind it! I tightened the drag trying to pull up the fish. The fish runs my line into bridge pilings, and my line snaps.
My heart sank!
I lost the fish, AND I lost the new crankbait!
I tied on some other crankbaits that I had trying to get down to the same depth as the one I used to land the biggin’. I was able to catch these two beauties.
Moral of the story: Buy in twos! I spent the last three days searching for the crankbait with no success.
The bait has been discontinued!!
Don, the joke is now on me.