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    Default I went to Lake Pleasant today and caught a fish...

    A HUGE Bass. 23" to be exact.

    I friend was kind enough to take me out on his boat today. This was to be my first time chasing bass with a fly, from a boat. I was using both my 6 wt BVK and my 8 wt Redington Predator.

    I was using the 8 wt when when I got this bad boy and it's a good thing I was because this fish has no intention of making this easy on me.

    I was casting a large white gurgler I tied last night. Silver Diamond Hair tail, Pearl chenille, grey saddle hackle palmered over the chenille. I'll post a pic off it below.

    We were just coming out of a small cove when I cast up against shore and suddenly saw my fly disappear. It wasn't a big blow-up, just a small splash, so I was surprised when I set the hook and a freight train took off.

    I new he was big, but as he sped away from shore at one point he rolled up on top I saw just how big he was and I thought I had hooked a carp. I just couldn't even believe it was a bass this big..

    My friend saw him and got pretty excited about this fish also, and finally netted him for me thank goodness, I think I would have had a hard time netting him by myself.

    Netted him in a measure net. His nose was at 12" and his tail at 11", that makes this a 23" Large Mouth Bass.

    I have no real idea how much something like this would weigh, but is now the biggest fish I have ever caught on a fly.

    Here he is, notice I am NOT holding him away from me so that he looks bigger.



    Here is the fly I got him with.




    This is now the biggest fish I have ever caught on a fly.

    I just want to add a note about the Redington Predator 8 wt I caught him on.

    This is a great rod. It was the first time I ever got to use it and at first I thought I was holding a broomstick in my hands. It took me some time to get the feel of it but after I did I really love it. It puts out super line speed and accurate casts. This fish really put the boots to me and while I think I would have been able to get him with my 6 wt BVK, the predator really let me control the fish.

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    Default Re: I went to Lake Pleasant today and caught a fish...

    Very nice! Congratulations!
    - Rick

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    Default Re: I went to Lake Pleasant today and caught a fish...

    That is a Beauty! Congrats ! Great fly great fish ! 23 inch fish probably around 7 lbs ! That will put a bend in your rod!
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    Default Re: I went to Lake Pleasant today and caught a fish...

    Real nice fish, and on topwater, too! Congrats!

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    Default Re: I went to Lake Pleasant today and caught a fish...

    That's a very nice bass - congratulations!!!!

    BTW - I've been tying & fishing some gurglers lately (water's very warm here) and they have worked well.
    Mike

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    Congratulations as that is one great Bass and it's double the fun on a fly rod.

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    Default Re: I went to Lake Pleasant today and caught a fish...

    What a huge bass congrats!

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    Default Re: I went to Lake Pleasant today and caught a fish...

    Great fish! Congrats! Bad pun alert: Must have been a pleasant day
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    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Default Re: I went to Lake Pleasant today and caught a fish...

    A fish like that will definitely put a smile on your face, congrats!
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    Default Re: I went to Lake Pleasant today and caught a fish...

    That is a beautiful fish, congratulations.
    I agree, at 23" she would be in the lower 7# range.

    That's a cool fly too.
    "I don't go to the river to fish, but I do quite a bit of it while I'm there." - Riverbilly

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