Got the boat in the water and was surprised what my friends depthfinder read... most of this little pond was in between 9 and 12 feet deep. It was about 34 degrees when we caught most of our fish, I didn't think they would start hitting until it warmed up a bit but they didn't waste any time! We headed straight out and around 9:15 I made a long cast towards the shoreline with my 1/2 oz War Eagle spinnerbait (Hot Mouse color). I slow rolled it from the edge of the bank and as soon as it dropped from 3 feet down to around 10 this fish absolutely SLAMMED my spinnerbait. I saw it come up once when it was far out and knew it was a big fish, lots of headshaking around the boat too. A 4lb fish around here is big, and last year I only got one that was over 4 last year (4lb 4oz), so I knew this was a special fish.
Bent down and grabbed her by the lip and to my surprise the fish was around 21.5 or 22" but was incredibly thick. Took a few pics and then weighed her. She went a healthy 6lbs 8 oz
That's 3 ounces more than my previous PB that I caught almost 4 years ago
Also caught 4 more bass in the 1-1.5 lb range all on a lucky craft 5-7 ft crankbait.
I would say it was a great day and I got my new PB as the FIRST fish of this year!
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Thanks!biggs wrote:Thats a pretty awesome day in my books!
How are you liking the GL2??
I don't understand why people say it isn't worth the money. Today I put it through it's paces. I could feel every vibration of the spinnerbait, every little stick stump, and of course when that piggy hit it
At one point I caught an 8" or so white crappie on the 1/2 oz spinnerbait and while reeling it in I could still feel the blades of the bait vibrating. It was quite impressive to me. The 854C JWR has a nice backbone and loaded well with the 1/2 oz bait for long casts. I would reccomend it as a cost effective route to a solid yet sensitive rod. It won't be going anywhere, anytime soon
I will remember this for a very long time, and since this area doesn't get fished it was one of those pristine fish that looked like it had never been caught before. Absolutely emaculate with perfect fins, markings, and no screwed up jaw from people catching it multiple times. It's the kind of fish I've always wantedBRbasser wrote:Beautiful fish. One of those days you won't forget!
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Thanks man! The Zillion is a great reel and I've been a fan of it since I got it 2 years ago. This was the first time that it was put to the test against a big bass and I can say that it performed greatFishingboy wrote:Bro, that's awesome!!! Hooked on the ceiling Good job and awesome tackle. The Zillion's one of my favorite