Immediately after setting up, I hooked up two good fish and they both got off at the boat . Went right back at the same location and boated either those two or two clones. A few minutes later, I had a "soft bite" and then my rod "kicked over" hard and I knew it would be good fish. When I couldn't initially move the fish and it started going "where it wanted to go" I knew it was a darn good fish .
As we got the fish to the boat and it "flashed" to the top, the sunlight gave the body a golden hue and I thought, "Oh crap! This might be a carp!". Then it rolled and we saw the "green" and knew it was a bass. Got the "big momma" in the boat and started screaming like school kids ! Tournament officials and Clear Lake folks said that it was the largest bass caught in tournaments at Clear Lake this year
Ended up in 8th place and if we had boated the three fish I missed, we would have finished at least in 2nd place. In any case, it was a day to remember.
Clear Lake is an amazing bass fishery. My club's October tournament will be there at the end of the month. Our June tournament was there and I pulled "big fish" for day 2 at 6+ lbs., now this weekend, so hopefully I can continue the "streak".
-G. Loomis NRX 902S JWR spinning rod
-Shimano Stella 3000FE (purchased from the "Dark Lord")
-18# Daiwa Samurai Braid
-12# Seaguar Fluoro Premier leader
-1/0 Trokar Drop Shot hook (but was not fishing a drop shot)
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