I used to fish heavily when I was a kid and thur the years got to where I would only go fishing casually once or twice a year.Well last year the bug bit again and I started to fish every chance I could but it killed me I had never caught a really big Bass.Last year I got a 4lb Bass and that was my personal best till yesterday.I caught 2 bass 20 inches long earlier this year which normally would be 4.5 to 5.5 lb bass but they only weighed 3&3/4 lbs each they were kinda on the slim side for their length.I knew this was my 5lb Bass but wasn't expecting her to be over 6lbs but I am very happy it was.And yes everytime i go fishing I throw a Mepps for a little while at least; they are the fish catchest lure I've ever used.
Great catch! This is the time of the year for the big girls! My PB was a 24" largie that went 8.1 on the scale, threw a weightless worm over a brush pile in Barron's creek and the whale inhaled it right on the surface. Those biguns get the blood pumpin!
I caught that fish in a small lake/pond.Earlier that same day I was at Lake Barkley and stopped where a small bridge went over a creek channel and was fishing from the bank for a few minutes casting out toward creek channel and something hit and just headed out peeling drag and about 20/30 ft of line so I started slowly tightening the drag and my hook just pulled out.I have no idea what it was but it was a good sized strong fish.It hurts to loose a good fish but to not know what it was really gets me.I was really bummed by that and didn't catch anything the rest of the morning,late afternoon I began catching some smaller Bass and then the big one.Almost quit fishing after slow morning but glad I stayed with it because afternoon was totally different with the bite.