10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

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10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby DrPerf » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:38 pm

I set a new personal best at the 2018 Triton Boat Owners Tournament West, held this past weekend (6-7 October) on Clear Lake. After a very slow morning, with only two small fish in the boat at noon, I missed on a 3-4lb LMB :crying: . We then moved to the second spot we located during Thu/Fri pre-fishing. It had multiple boats on it earlier, so we had initially passed it and moved to our first and third spots.

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 :shock: .

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 \:D/ ! Tournament officials and Clear Lake folks said that it was the largest bass caught in tournaments at Clear Lake this year :D

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".

Equipment used:
-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) :big grin:

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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby goldrod » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:09 pm

Congratulations
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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby Hogsticker2 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:04 pm

Right on!

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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby toddmc » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:12 pm

Great fish! That is especially big considering that the weights have been down since last summer’s fish kill.

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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby Zimbass » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:57 pm

Well done Dr Perf !! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby spookybaits » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:01 am

Awesome!
For many around the world, that’s a once in a lifetime fish. The fact you got a big fish win in a tournament with it makes it that much sweeter!

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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby wirinhar » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:32 am

Congrats and thanks for sharing =D> =D> =D>
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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby LowRange » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:56 pm

=D>

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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby bpettus2 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:14 pm

Nice catch and during a tournament even more special

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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby hoohoorjoo » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:44 pm

Nice fish, man! =D> =D> =D>
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: 10.82# at Clear Lake, CA

Postby BoatBuggy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:13 pm

BIGGUN!!!!! Well done! =D>


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