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Fish: Largemouth Bass

MONSTER LMB.. or maybe not. lol

Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/19/2021 6:01:12 AM     Points: 65548    
needed a break and headed to a nearby pond and proceeded to catch 20 of these GIANTS in about 30 mins. lol

Using my mini spin and a Jerry's Fly they were pretty easy pickens and provided some much needed entertainment. Got to see a couple of them swing and miss the lure only for them to turn around and hit it.

Sometimes it's good to just get out and unwind a bit
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Jun. 19, 7:18:08 AM     Points: 16326    
Jim, you're a beast! How did you manage so many MA awards in one day? Honestly pretty cool to get out and relax and even be a kid again for awhile.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Jun. 19, 8:47:00 AM     Points: 846    
Never heard of a Jerry's fly. That looks like it might be a good weapon for getting stubborn winter browns out of those deep holes in the river.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jun. 19, 9:40:29 AM     Points: 65548    
thanks Russ... These were so big and strong The Boss had to use a gaff and it barely looked like a pin prick! One almost pulled her into the pond but luckily we had her tethered down. lol Kidden aside, it was fun to just "catch" for a while and you're correct it was like being a kid again.. whether it was large or a keeper mattered not.

Barnacles - here's a blog about Jerry's Fly's from a few years ago
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It's still true today.. the only thing different is instead of using split shots to rig them I use bullet weights. These wouldn't get your deep browns unless you rigged them like the way in the blog. They're so light they tend to stay in the top of the water column no matter how slow. One more thing.. The blades on these turn better than any blade on any other similar type lure that I've found. They are definitely trout slayers

 Reply by: bobcats92      Posted: Jun. 19, 10:30:33 AM     Points: 336    
awb, I heard that about just getting out and catching them. That's the attitude I find myself having more and more these days...getting out, enjoying a beautiful day, seeing an Osprey or something, catching some fish...maybe I've read too many Gierach books at this point lol.

Here's another interesting little story for anyone who hasn't heard of Jerry's flies. As an ex-Ohian, it's always cool to see these things getting some love outside of the tiny town of WV they come from. They definitely can catch some fish, neat concept. That's a really cool story about him including that note in your box and sent that fly your way. I believe he may have passed away recently

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 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Jun. 19, 4:38:21 PM     Points: 25806    
Whoa !! What a monster ! Nice fish Kev , er I mean Jim! 😱 Always out there fishing on the edge. You wild and crazy guy !!👍🤣
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jun. 19, 6:10:29 PM     Points: 39860    
Sometimes its just good to get out and do some catching. Been easy for the last year to hide at home. Glad you had a fun outting Jim!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jun. 21, 7:22:01 AM     Points: 65548    
bobcats - you may be correct that Jerry has passed. I used to communicate with him fairly frequently via email or phone. Super nice man

Tony - someone needs to catch these monsters.. might as well be me

Curtis - thank you
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jun. 21, 10:33:42 AM     Points: 62963    
That's good fishing there Jim. Almost one fish per minute.

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