Post By: dizzel Posted: 5/14/2019 9:05:49 PMPoints: 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.
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.