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Thread: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!

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    Default Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!



    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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    jeez! that is beautiful! gotta be over seven pounds!

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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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    Default Re: Went Fishing for Trout...Caught Trophy Bass!

    Wow! That had to be a good battle on your 5 wt. Congrats!

    Larry

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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.

    HookEmHorns

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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.
    Bear

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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?
    Dave Watts
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