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Old 04-07-2009, 08:50 PM
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Default Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!

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I was at the local trout stocked lake this afternoon, and caught this with a
#12 Wooly Bugger ! 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 ! Length was 22", but the girth was FAT.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:07 PM
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jeez! that is beautiful! gotta be over seven pounds!
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:21 PM
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He was heavy for sure! I usually don't play fish off the reel, but I got him on
pronto . He made a few runs, and it would have sounded great on my
Orvis clicker .
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Wow! That had to be a good battle on your 5 wt. Congrats!

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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.

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Default 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 .

BTW: I look ridiculous in any sort of hat/cap.....
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i dont catch trophies like that when im TRYING to! awesome catch!
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man what a fish, congrats. I have caught some 4-6lb bass on light gear fishing for bream, aint it a ball.
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Default 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.
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Very nice Frank. Who said anything about the hat?
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