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  1. #1
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    Default 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






    the awesome bug that did the deed

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    Default Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!

    Stellar start!!! Congrats!
    Less likey, more green dots
    BrookFieldAngler.com

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    Default 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

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    Default 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

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    Default 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

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    Default Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!

    That was a heck of a Bass. How long was it?

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    Default 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!

    ---------- Post added at 10:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:14 PM ----------

    She measured 22"!

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    Default 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!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
    "There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
    " It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
    "Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser

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    Default Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!

    Nice fish!

    I know that was fun--Congrats!
    Cheers,
    --Rob

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    Default Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!

    Nice fish!

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