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FrankB2 04-07-2009 08:50 PM

Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a80...7091704b-1.jpg

I was at the local trout stocked lake this afternoon, and caught this with a
#12 Wooly Bugger :eek: ! I was using a 9' 5wt Z-Axis, and a 9' 4x leader.
It took a while to get this fish to that little net...the net served more as a
spatula :D ! Length was 22", but the girth was FAT.

MikeyBob365 04-07-2009 10:07 PM

Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
jeez! that is beautiful! gotta be over seven pounds!

FrankB2 04-07-2009 10:21 PM

Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
He was heavy for sure! I usually don't play fish off the reel, but I got him on
pronto :eek: . He made a few runs, and it would have sounded great on my
Orvis clicker :D .

mcnerney 04-07-2009 10:41 PM

Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
Wow! That had to be a good battle on your 5 wt. Congrats!

Larry

HookEmHorns 04-07-2009 10:51 PM

Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
VERY NICE SIR!
I hope to have that same luck tomorrow! I am going to go tomorrow after class. I just hope I can get one like that and show some of my buddies up. haha.

HookEmHorns

FrankB2 04-07-2009 10:58 PM

Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
The Z-Axis was excellent during the battle: it had plenty of backbone,
but the tip flexed nicely and protected my 4x tippet. Eventhough I was
worried about breaking him off, I did put a lot of pressure on that beast.

HookEmHorns, Best of luck :) ! I think I'm going to become a big fish addict
at this point :D .

BTW: I look ridiculous in any sort of hat/cap..... :( :D

rmooney 04-08-2009 12:22 AM

Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
i dont catch trophies like that when im TRYING to! awesome catch!

arfishinbear 04-08-2009 01:01 AM

Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
man what a fish, congrats. I have caught some 4-6lb bass on light gear fishing for bream, aint it a ball.
Bear

MTskibum 04-08-2009 01:26 AM

Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
Nice fish.

When you are fishing your woolly bugger for bass, do you strip it in quickly? Slowly? Alternate between the 2? I am just looking for some tips, and it looks like you are the guy to give it.

dmwphoto 04-08-2009 06:04 AM

Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!
 
Very nice Frank. Who said anything about the hat?


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