Went out on Memory Lake today, slow start but managed to pull up one fish while failing to hook or loosing 6 more. Still new to the idea of letting them run with it before setting the hook so a couple were lost to that, another large fish got to the hole before the hook came out, and he was over 20". While I was stewing about loosing that I saw another flag go up. Walked to it and discovered all the line was off the spool. It was a cheap wooden model sold at Walmart that comes with the line already on the spool. Either it wasn't tied well or tied at all to the spool but now I was more mad about that than the big one that got away.
Can't wait until next weekend now.