Best year so far with tons of great memories.
My first most memorable moment of 2011 started off with one the lamest cast I have ever made. 5 turns in to the retrieve I get hammered, and I set hard. She instaneously jumps and she has a huge head. My wife says "is that a double?" (I was so proud of her), Now what I forgot to mention was that my wife was then 6 month pregnant and definitely showing (I know, it sounds a little okie taking my pregnant wife on the boat, but she wanted to lay out and read). So here is this 6 month pregnant woman scrambling to get the net out of a mess of big treble hooks. Some how she does and in one last acrobatic jump the fish lands in the net before my wife ever submerges the net in the water. Almost instantly the net plunges into the water with fish and almost my wife. I quickly grab my wife and pull her back towards the back seat so she didn't fall in. Then we lift the net with the fish on to the back deck. Her words exactly "that is big [email protected]
#%ing fish" -not one of her most eliquent statements but I will take it. Unfortunately, the fish was completely spawned out and was a snake of a fish. She only went 8lbs 14oz but sharing that experience with my wife was priceless.
My second most memorable moment of 2011 would have to be after a blown tournament opportunity (my fault) going out the next day and on our very first casts of the day we both hooked up on a pair of 5lbers on swimbaits (Joe's first swimbait fish). Then seeing him get all jacked up over his first swimbait fish was pretty awesome...got him hooked on it too. Sorry bro.