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DuPage Angler Lands Pond Bronze!

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I've been catching some nice fish during my vacation this week. Thursday morning I head down towards a section of the Fox to scout out some possible wading spots and a couple of creeks.
As I take notes and pictures, I also notice there are small pounds along the creeks. Thinking back to the flood and amount of water that went through the area a couple of months back, I couldn't help but wonder if anything form the river had gotten into these ponds.


After a few of 12" and 13" LMB from throwing a Crabby Bass Whacker under some over hang trees, over a log, and along a weed patch. Running short on time, I decide to cover the wind blown side of the larger pond with a BPS Egg since I can cast past the middle of it. After ripping some weeds and 1 LMB, I made a cast to the dead center of the pond and retrieved. I was feeling a few bumps along what felt like weeds when the Egg got slammed! I set the hook and felt the jolt of energy and it leaps out of the water. It's a TANK smallie! After a few minutes of fight, I have it near the muddy shore and I am now holding a 20" long smallmouth with a 12.25" girth and probably weighing just under 4lb. WOW!

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Posted: 09 Aug 2013 15:03 by CSimon2 #9762
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I bet that almost 4 lb smallie fought like an 8 lb largemouth! Congrats on the tank and the COTD!
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 09:26 by JC1Crappies #9757
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thanks guys!

I was surprised to pull this out of that pond I thought it was a huge largemouth at first!

I think it either got in there during the flood or someone tossed it in since it's only 150ft from the river.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 09:21 by nicksantos33 #9756
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Great Fish!
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 22:09 by SoonerBass #9753
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Awesome smallie, and you're even wearing your DA Shirt, must of known you'd get a COTD.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 20:54 by jmdog #9748
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Good grief man that's a SOW
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 14:42 by Fluke #9738
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The EGG strikes again! GIANT smallie!
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 14:33 by Darkstar72 #9737
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What a week for smallmouth you are having!!!

Way to go!!!!
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 14:25 by redhook62 #9736
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That is so cool. What a week you are having!
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 13:46 by pondboy #9735
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AWESOME did you get a measurement
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 13:08 by JimmyMack814 #9733
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Great job JC, what a fish! That is what Mark Zona would call a "Smallasaurus" or "Bassquatch"!
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 12:42 by Marty Rogers #9731
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That beast looks like he fought big time! Way to go!