!!!! Was most of the fight just a dead weight pull or was there a lot of give and take?
I caught it on a 6 weight. When I set the hook he was cruising, no slowing him down. Then he kind of forgot he was hooked, until he came near the dock he would take off again. They charge like a bull red and then kind of relax until you get him close again then take off. He probably made seven runs and went under a submerged branch at one point. My dock is on a very shallow part of the lake. The whole fight took place in two foot or less water. If I didn't keep that cheap landing net by the water's edge all the time, there is no telling how long it would have taken to land him.!!!! Was most of the fight just a dead weight pull or was there a lot of give and take?