Do you love big bluegill?
Wow Tony !What a fish! 4lb test too! Awesome!
I once caught a 6 foot black water snake on a Jitterbug (casting rod with 10lb test line). That was quite a fight. Those old-world pictures of sea-serpents on maps snaking in and out of the water is exactly what that snake did. I wasn't sure I wanted to 'land' it. Ended up knocking it out when I got it to shore.
So, while I will scratch "snake" off my bucket list, it wasn't on there to begin with.
Thats the right attitude Jason!
I'll second that !
Most of the fish I go after are considered "trash" fish by someone. Bluegills, Crappie, and Perch in fresh water and Atlantic Croaker, Norfolk Spot, and White Perch in salt water. Around the Chesapeake Bay people think of Spot as bait for Striped Bass. They (Spot) are tasty little suckers; I can see why Rockfish like them.