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Fish: Largemouth Bass

Big Ol' bucketmouth...

Post By: dizzel      Posted: 5/14/2019 9:05:49 PM     Points: 23158    
So after two weeks of the big sticks and chasing the walleye's and wipers I decided to change it up a bit and chase some crappies. After work headed out to the ol' pond for a while, brought an ultra lite spooled with 4 lb line with me and the ammo was a 1/32 oz jig head covered with a bobby garland black and chartreuse 1 inch tube jig. Arrived at a spot with some underwater cover and started casting, well on the 3rd cast I felt "the tick" lightly set the hook and , well immediately I knew I had something "bigger" on, after she or him (I think him building a nest) rolled on the surface I knew right away it was a largemouth, fearing he would break off, I gently played him for a few minutes (with every second thinking my line was going to break) and as he tired I pulled in and grabbed ahold of that big ol' bucketmouth snapped a few pics, weighed it on the boga grip and off it went. Right at 20 inches. Was a very fun catch and even greater surprise, now I have caught all three black bass species in the pond, LMB, SMB and Spotted Bass for the year.

Enjoy the pic's!!
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: May. 14, 9:29:23 PM     Points: 5040    
Man that's a beaut!! Congrats for sure. Love the unexpected bass when pan fishing. Over 20 for a bucket mouth makes it even better. Thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: oldblue156      Posted: May. 14, 10:02:15 PM     Points: 1244    
Nice catch! Hooking a hawg on the old ultralight set up is always a blast! (And nerve wracking)
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: May. 15, 7:23:32 AM     Points: 8817    
Very nice, it should only get better the next few weeks. Congratulations on a great catch.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: May. 15, 10:28:49 AM     Points: 1981    
Nice catch, especially with ultralight tackle.
Buddy of mine several years back hooked a 46" Muskie up in northern Minnesota on 6 pound XT. Took us almost 45 minutes to land that thing with her taking our bass boat all over the bay, lol.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: May. 18, 10:16:26 AM     Points: 197    
Nice pig! Sometimes downsizing pays off with a biggin’! 👍🎣
 Reply by: jshanko      Posted: May. 18, 12:03:40 PM     Points: 6604    
That's a good looking Bass. Bet is was pure pleasure on such light tackle.