Sunday, May 06, 2012
It was a huge mirror. See disclaimer above re: size estimations. That fish was 20 + lbs...easy. And a mirror. I backed down to a place I could beach her, not wanting to risk the net on such a big fish. That decision probably cost me my first 20 lb mirror. As I towed the big girl to the beach, already composing a photo in my head the hook just popped free. It literally just flew out of her mouth, inches from water shallow enough to force her on her side. Is it okay for grown men to cry? I hope so...I have been after a 20 lb mirror for years...and I was mere inches from meeting that goal.
Like I said above...it was a great day, no whining...but I will remember the near misses a lot more than the sure things.