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Old 01-28-2013, 09:04 PM
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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


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Old 01-28-2013, 09:07 PM
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Stellar start!!! Congrats!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:22 PM
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Sweet bass!
If that's any inclination on what to expect this year, you should be posting a lot of stories and photos.


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Old 01-28-2013, 09:46 PM
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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
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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...

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That was a heck of a Bass. How long was it?
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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"!
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Nice bass!! 22 is a monster! Great way to start the year ! Congrats and hope the year goes accordingly!
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Nice fish!

I know that was fun--Congrats!
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