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bmbailes 01-28-2013 09:04 PM

What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
i'm still shaking from my fishing trip today! i had a day of vacation to burn at work so i took it today with the expected highs in the 60's. it was mostly overcast so i just decided to not target any specific fish...just go and have fun. i grabbed my TFO 5wt. with an Allen trout reel and drove 2 miles to the nearest creek. i went straight to alot of my familiar panfish/crappie pools. no luck at any, so i headed upstream working a crawdad pattern most of the way. i caught 2 small bass and then i cast near a log jam. let my fly dead drift and suddenly it turns sharply to the right. i immediately lift on the line and it doesnt really budge...but it feels like im dragging in a limb or branches from the jam. all of the sudden, i see a flash of metallic green!! then the fight is on! i work the fish for about 3 minutes and let it wear down since i only have 3x on the end of my furled leader! finally after what seemed like forever i landed this beauty and thanked the Good Lord for the awesome experience. i then strung her up temporarily and called my wife to come down the road and take some pics. after that we made sure she was revived and off she went:)


http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g.../bigbass13.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...bigbass131.jpg

the awesome bug that did the deed:)
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...bigbass132.jpg

brookfieldangler 01-28-2013 09:07 PM

Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
Stellar start!!! Congrats!

frogg 01-28-2013 09:22 PM

Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
Sweet bass!
If that's any inclination on what to expect this year, you should be posting a lot of stories and photos.


Chris

bmbailes 01-28-2013 09:46 PM

Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
I sure hope so! I gotta say it made me think about setting up a nice6wt. Instead of carrying a hefty 8wt. around all the time for creek bass. It was nice carrying a light rod around and not tiring from casting all day:)

tpo 01-28-2013 10:04 PM

Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
Beautiful fish! Congrats on the catch. I didn't think I'd be out bass fishing for a few months, but this may make me rethink that...

Tom

Guest1 01-28-2013 10:13 PM

Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
That was a heck of a Bass. How long was it? :thmbup:

bmbailes 01-28-2013 10:14 PM

Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
I usually don't start till March but this warmer weather was getting to me. The bite still wasn't aggressive but either way it was a very memorable day!

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She measured 22"!

theboz 01-28-2013 10:22 PM

Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
Nice bass!! 22 is a monster! Great way to start the year ! Congrats and hope the year goes accordingly!

biggie_robs 01-28-2013 11:44 PM

Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
Nice fish!

I know that was fun--Congrats!

kwb 01-29-2013 01:36 PM

Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!
 
Nice fish!


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