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Topaz_Tom
12-28-2008, 04:36 PM
Got to icy Cave Rock launch before 6AM *this morning. *Chained up the fronts just in case. *Inspector showed up on time and away we went. *Started toplining in the Glenbrook area with an AC plug and Sherry had on a j13 rainbow rapala. *First pass had a hit on the AC plug, then turned around to make another pass in the same area, nothing until we get another 500yds further and my pole goes off. *Now before I go any further, I checked the knots on our poles last night and mine was looking a little frayed so I retied it. *I always check the knot for strength and apperently I thought it was good enough. *Back to the story, pole goes off, I have 550 feet of line out and I can tell this is a decent fish. *Sherry gets reeled in and grabs the net. *Now the fish stopped and tried to go the other way several times on the way in. *I look at my counter and it says 15 feet I know the fish is near, but I can't see him. *All of a sudden it surfaced like the great white whale Moby Richard(it won't let me use the other word) :o, I gasp and tell Sherry to get ready with the net. *All I got to do is drag the fish towards the net and done deal. *My line breaks and you guessed it right at the knot, I don't panick(yet) and tell Sherry the line just broke you gotta net that fish!! *It's a good thing we had the handle extended, because she leaned out and almost went overboard to net that fish, it was thrashing in the water and she got close enough to curl the net right under that bad boy and we got her and the fish back in the boat. :-? ::) *Now I don't know about you guys, but my wife is my HERO!! *The only fish of the day, we were hoping to get a 20# mac to top it off but no such luck.

Sunrise over Glenbrook
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MacDaddy on the Hunt
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7.5# Rainbow
http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/1822/tahobow010450x338ro0.jpg (http://img357.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tahobow010450x338ro0.jpg)

The AC plug I got back along with the fish :)
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The Ramp after we pulled out - Thanks Gene!!
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red_perception
12-28-2008, 04:46 PM
WAY TO BE BROTHER!!! Big Congrats on the BIG BOW!!! :D Hats off to the net lady too, WAY TO BE!!! I was hoping Tahoe would show a good report. Good luck, Eric :)

Captain Compassion
12-28-2008, 04:46 PM
Beauiful fish and a heck of a story. What happened? Doesn't Sherry usually catch the big fish and you net it? ;) ;D 8-)

CC

troutfan
12-28-2008, 04:46 PM
Great story Tom That's a beautiful Tahoe 'Bow. It's a good thing you had Sherry on the net. 8-)

hooks
12-28-2008, 04:58 PM
Now that's what I'm talkin' about!! :) Quick hands on the net. You didn't have much time.

zhands
12-28-2008, 05:14 PM
Great job Tom & Sherry *[smiley=clap.gif]. *
I LOVE great stories of beautiful Moby Richards and heroic saves. Thatís one you both wonít soon forget.

NICE FISH *[smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Z *:)

MacDaddy
12-28-2008, 05:22 PM
Oh, Thomas now that is truely a nice fish.... You made it pretty harf for me to continue after you told me about the bow and how the wife had your back... I think we need to give Sherry all the credit... Afer all if it woesn't for her it would of neen a fish Story!!!! Nice fish Tom and well deserved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

You can see the blood hound driving the boat.. That is what was wrong for me today.. 8-)

fishwish
12-28-2008, 05:31 PM
BRAVO!!! That's one for the memory book. That is why I read this forum ;)

EastBayJ
12-28-2008, 05:50 PM
Awesome fish! Great story!

MankinD
12-28-2008, 06:14 PM
Beauiful fish and a heck of a story. What happened? Doesn't Sherry usually catch the big fish and you net it? ;) ;D 8-)

She DID catch it!!! As I see it, Tom had already lost that fish and Sherry re-caught it....officially, this one gets credited to Sherry [smiley=winkfs.gif]

vvbob
12-28-2008, 06:41 PM
I agree with Capn Crunch........Tom lost it, Sherry caught it.
Nice Fish Sherry!! :D

Tom you get credit for one Great story ;D

chicofishrmen
12-28-2008, 07:40 PM
Holy cow, that's a brute! Congrats Tom & Sherry! That's a beauty, a wall hanger for sure! Pretty fish! What a oink, oink! http://www.fishsniffer.com/forumsyabb2008/Smilies/pig.gif

Ron G
12-28-2008, 07:50 PM
Great job on that fish Tom and Sherry, thats a really nice Bow. I hope to get back up there soon, maybe we'll run into each other again, great fish!! :)

c-swirl-sean
12-28-2008, 08:30 PM
Congrats.
That trout is a brute.
Where did you launch from?

mrsockeye
12-28-2008, 08:38 PM
Wow Tom, that is just a beauty of a fish! I don't think you could make a prettier bow if you tried. Kudos on the net job by your wife. My old lady landed my biggest fish out Tahoe, and she usually is pretty uncordinated... it was an anxious moment. Way to brave the elements.

Martinez Frank
12-28-2008, 09:31 PM
Tom, one heck of a story congrats on that big fish and Sherry saves the day. Thanks for the report and pics too they are great

freon
12-29-2008, 12:21 PM
Great story Tom That's a beautiful Tahoe 'Bow. It's a good thing you had Sherry on the net.

Yea, cuz if she was on the rod, Tom would have been swinging the net at her line as good as she has been on the rod lately ;) ;D
Unfortunately, I too have to agree that Sherry caught that fish :(
Sorry Tom :-[
Guess that is another one for the sisterhood >:( ;D
Congrats to both of you for a great report and pics :D
this is a story that you both will knot soon forget ;D

tejedarichard
12-29-2008, 12:27 PM
One hell of a post. Absolutely beautiful rainbow and 7.5#?! Man what a catch and a story to match it. Your wife saved the day. I'd message my wifes feet for a week for that.

Topaz_Tom
12-29-2008, 04:30 PM
Where did you launch from?

Cave Rock

cuhogn
12-29-2008, 05:07 PM
Nice fish and report Tom, glad to see Sheri can still catch those big fish. ;) ;D ;D

danmcmartin
12-29-2008, 05:50 PM
Great story. I thought you had lost the fish for sure. Beautiful fish, that is awesome.

fishingfan
12-29-2008, 07:41 PM
thats a nice looking trout there. i need to do some fishing in tahoe some day... :D

Topaz_Tom
12-29-2008, 09:03 PM
Great story Tom That's a beautiful Tahoe 'Bow. *It's a good thing you had Sherry on the net.

Yea, cuz if she was on the rod, Tom would have been swinging the net at her line as good as she has been on the rod lately *;) *;D
Unfortunately, I too have to agree that Sherry caught that fish *:(
Sorry Tom *:-[
Guess that is another one for the sisterhood *>:( *;D
Congrats to both of you for a great report and pics *:D
this is a story that you both will knot soon forget *;D

Hey,Hey,Hey *What about sticking up for the brotherhood?? *CapnCrunch,VVBob and cuhogan that goes for you too!! *All I got to say is we're a good team. :D :D *What you guys also don't know is about 5 years ago, one opening day Bridgeport, I had the brown of a lifetime right next to the boat, all Sherry had to do was net him. *She bonked him right on the head with that net and I've never seen that fish again. :'( :D ;D *The first thing she said is "Am I Redeemed??" *I said yes you are honey ::) :-* ;D

metalmouth
12-30-2008, 05:51 AM
Wow, it sounds like Sherry needs to come on the board to defend her fish! ;D Nice fish Sherry and good job driving the boat once again Tom! 8-) ;D 8-)

Berryessa Kid
12-30-2008, 06:32 AM
Nice report and fish [smiley=thumbup.gif] I am so happy for Sherry!!! VINDICATED!!!!!

freon
12-30-2008, 07:29 AM
Hey,Hey,Hey What about sticking up for the brotherhood?? CapnCrunch,VVBob and cuhogan that goes for you too!! All I got to say is we're a good team.

What can I say brother, second place means first loser :o ;D
Obviously, if it werent for the captn getting on top of the fish, no one would have had a fish in the boat, so you do get an assist if that helps :-[ ;D
I do believe that you two are a great team, keep up the teamwork, we love seeing the pics ;)

wkokaneeman
12-30-2008, 07:43 AM
NICE!!!

ShortLeader
12-30-2008, 02:55 PM
good job...beautifull fish. We were out yesterday and managed one two pounder just south of the launch on our first pass then that was it. wind came up and made it tough.

MacDaddy
12-31-2008, 01:04 PM
Tomorrow Tom that nice big Tahoe Bow won't cutt the water after I catch the lake record.. Good Luck tomorrow we will all need it....... 8-)