I pretty much risked it all to land this fish.Swimming this one time 3 circled me.So yes I'm a little on edge about them.
During the fight,after running along the bank for some time I jumped in with my rod to keep the line clear of the drop off.I stayed in the water most the fight and would swim out as he'd get near the cut off.Matias my 15 year old nephew saw the Pacu for his first time that day and nearly caught it!Broke on the cut off towards the end of his fight,or just bit through the line
"He used his carp rod"
Just after Matias lost his,we tossed out the rest of the bread,and WOOOSH!Matias shouted Pauly! Pauly!,the pacu,then I hooked it with bread "topwater".Not sure what your take is on jumping in with your rod after a fish
,but it had to be done.Just like the twins
"they do the work that must be done"
Just to post those amazing fish.P.S. Here is the world record pacu which washed up dead in central FL.52lb from a cold spell..
Thanks everyone!O' I released the Pacu,
but next one I'll eat ok,plus never tryied Pacu,mmm,and who knows, I might need some of them teeth when I get older
A Bass a Day Keeps the Doctor Away..
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