- Jul 27, 2008
OK so I have seen this way too many times and it annoys me lol. It annoys me when a long time angler that stands about 6 ft tall sets the hook like he or she has no energy. Cmonn my little brothers can wham it harder than that.. Well its not really the way how they set hook that annoys me, its how they get upset at everyone fishing around them when they lose the fish because of a poor hook set. I've seen this all my very young 11 yrs of fishing. Last week I went fishing for some stockers and this fairly large built man had 3 boys and a wife with him. They sat waiting for a bite for about 3 hrs and nothing still while we were whamming them left and right. The guy changes spots and fishes next to me and i didn't mind it at all. He sunk his pole, then turned around and lit a cigarette. Next thing i realize his pole is throbbing like crazy but he wasn't paying attention so I had to tap him on the shoulder to let him know that he had a bite. His boys were bored and had started to whine so a little help from me would encourage his boys a bit i thought. He grabs his rod and tries to feel the bite for a few secs. Then he hollered "it's on!" From such a big man I expected a bass type hook set but he did something that looked like he was flipping burgers.. And of course he lost the fish and yelled for his sons and wife to come fish with him at his new spot which was mine at first. Don't know if anyone feels the same way but, put some yank into that fishes mouth!