(Above: Feet and hands shoved in freezing water for a big fish in blizzard conditions. Must fish.)
The moments are rare when I stick the landing on a large fish. More often than not my hands will make that crucial mistake at the worst possible time costing me the best catch of the day. However there are times when I get lucky and a decent fish comes to the hand. Thankfully there was just enough luck left in the bag to land this fish.
Normally I shorebang this stretch for small fish or nothing but on a sun shine only on a dog’s butt day I practically dive right in it seems. Both feet, both hands in the drink I somehow pull off a beauty solo photo op. Then cast at least four or five more times before reality and frostbite set in completely.
“…Didn’t need a net. I just picked the fish up with my hands after swimming around with it for a while.”
My name is Matt and I’m a fishaholic