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Fish #60 - Peacock Bass | by zingbean
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Fish #60 - Peacock Bass

Caught on 13 July 2008.

Rod - Berkerley Lightning Rod

Reel - Shimano - ELF 1000

Line - Powerpro - 8 lbs braided

Lure- Rapala Countdown Silver Blue 7cm

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This is a funny catch!!!

After landed the first fish, our group of 6 people got quite bored as there were practically NO SIGHTINGS of peacock bass! I combed thru the banks twice and saw nothing, and decided to rejoin the group. I found zac, AS, and SC on the other side of the water passage apparently targeting something "interesting" They said a pair was hunting there and AS had tried so long and hit 5 bites already and still failed to hook up. They could see very well with their polarized glasses, and as the targets were close to them, I could not see a thing from my side of the water passage. I told them jokingly, I will try and cast, when my lure passes thru the target fish, let me know and I will "twitch twitch", it took me 2 casts to hooked this fish number 60!!!

I could see AS had real black face!! We were all laughing and I am sure AS was cursing and swearing.

 

Again took photos and released promptly.

 

Later AS did land the other "partner" of this pair, somewhat large and finally put a smile back on his face. Let me put it this way - I understand how he felt....!

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Taken on July 13, 2008