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bmbailes 02-09-2013 08:01 PM

My luck is still rolling:)
well a week or two ago i caught what was then, by far my best bass ever on a flyrod. but today i caught my best bass by far with any type of equipment! even though this was at a farm pond...this fish took out the majority of my flyline and at one point wrapped itself up in a tree top! let me tell you that seeing this gal explode into the air was an awesome sight. i used my TFO Hawgleg and my Allen Alpha II reel spooled with S.A. bass taper line. the fly used was a white and chartuese weighted clouser. Blessed day indeed!!!!

btw- the fish weighed 7.5#

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my fishing buddy was amazed:) my oldest was mad b/c he didnt want to go and he saw what i came home hes determined to catch one bigger:)

turbineblade 02-09-2013 08:11 PM

Re: My luck is still rolling:)
That bests any bass I've ever caught! Very nice :)

littledavid123 02-09-2013 08:12 PM

Re: My luck is still rolling:)
Very nice bass indeed, :D are you having it mounted?


woodrivertroutbum 02-09-2013 08:15 PM

Re: My luck is still rolling:)
Very nice fish. Shame you won't be able to catch it when it is 8lbs.

brookfieldangler 02-09-2013 09:00 PM

Re: My luck is still rolling:)
Great fish - had to be a blast to catch!

But, those are the bass you want to release - big fish make big fish babies.

bmbailes 02-09-2013 09:07 PM

Re: My luck is still rolling:)
thanks guys and yes i usually release most fish, unless im gonna eat them. the pond owner asked me to remove several big bass. he wants his crappie to i gladly brought it home, measured, weighed, and fillet it up for dinner:) i'll be having a replica made now.

wabi 02-10-2013 07:17 AM

Re: My luck is still rolling:)
That is a very nice bass!
Since the owner wanted it removed you did the right thing.
I used to fish a private pond where the owner had a strict C&R policy. He tried to kill off vegetation one summer and killed every big fish in the pond. :yikes:
I wouldn't have kept any bass, but it sure was depressing to see those 8-10 lb catfish wasted. :rolleyes:

mcnerney 02-10-2013 08:12 AM

Re: My luck is still rolling:)
Wow, that is one nice bass, congrats!

jessezm 02-10-2013 08:38 AM

Re: My luck is still rolling:)
Just awesome! Were you casting straight out? Tell us how/where you caught it.

bmbailes 02-10-2013 10:07 AM

Re: My luck is still rolling:)
i caught it on the north end, which is the deeper part( around 12-14ft.) but its also full of sunken cedar trees. after getting hung up several times using a craw pattern. i switched to the clouser and did a 10 count down and started short stripping it in. after the 3-4 strip the bass hit it HARD! then the surface of the water looked like a toilet bowl flushing:) this big fish came flying out of the water and then it took ALOT of line, before i finally landed it.

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