I softly cast one of my favorite lures, a Pico Pop, just near a group of fallen branches of a tree, waited a few seconds, and gave it a single small action. Suddenly the water surface blew up, but as is often the case with big fish, the splash was rather small. At first, I thought it was a small one, as I supposed what I saw on the water was the whole body of it. Then when I set a hook, I realized it was my mistake. I re-considered what I saw was only the mouth of it. She was a hard fighter and it took long to catch her.
My fishing logs show that I caught the first fish of each fishing season with a Pico Pop in these three years in a row. The tackle (reel and rod) I used are also the same. I must say these are my mascots.
|Good memory with many teeth marks |
on the head of my go-to lure, Pico Pop.
Today's tackle: ABU Record 5000 (BLK), Phillipson Challenger (9055 rebuilt), Stren 14lb (Clear/Blue Fluorescent), Pico Pop, Heddon Zara Spook, Original Zara Spook, Chugger Spook, Lucky 13, Jitterstick, etc.