Re: Al Bentsen: Your Googan Days?
I caught a few schoolies in the mid-40s -- not pounds but the years 1946 to 1948. Then, around 1963, I got my first spinner a Shakespeare 2016 or 2018. I used to drift it out of an outflow until the spool was empty. So one night, 1964,it being dead and all, I let out all the line and got a take on live eel with no line to let the fish run. so I hit the fish with a dry spool and then held the line with my hand, the spool empty. The line s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d and stretched but it did not break. It weighed 52 pounds, my second point fish ever, the first being a 17 pounder. Our twins were four years old sleeping in the buggy and they were afraid of it and began to cry. Sold it to a Chinease restaurant for five dollars. More, Al. Dig!