Sunday was my last day of vacation and after a Bears comeback win I decided to go fishing.  I went to a spot that I had some luck in, and always managed to get a couple of pretty good sized fish.  First, I started with a chartreuse double colorado blade spinner bait, got nothing.  Then switched to a watermelon seed fluke, nothing.  Finally, decided to tie on a football jig, pb&j color with a paca chunk watermelon spice color (orange side up) and pitched a few spots.  Started dragging the jig back and hit some rocks, continued dragging and hopping and then all of a sudden, boom.  I got bit.  Set the hook with a snap upward and the fight was on.  I felt the weight of the fish and as it got closer to the surface, it decided to dive down and I truly felt the fish's power.  After 5 minutes of praying the fish would stay on the hook, I finally landed it.  Took a deep breath, hands still shaking, I took a couple of pictures weighed the fish and measured the length.  Crushed my previous personal best with a 21 inch 6 pounder!

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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #10568 12 Apr 2014 11:06
I still love this one! I need to land a nice bass.
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pondboy replied the topic: #10061 11 Sep 2013 17:21
Duuuuude that is thick!!! AWESOME
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CSimon2 replied the topic: #10056 10 Sep 2013 23:21
Wow! That is one heckuva bass! Great job, Steak!!!
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Bgkid replied the topic: #10054 10 Sep 2013 20:40
That is an awesome fish! Way to go!



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flat350 replied the topic: #10053 10 Sep 2013 16:56
Beauty of a bass,nice catch
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Pwoody replied the topic: #10047 10 Sep 2013 10:04
Now u have to get.....................another 6 pounder! Its like crack.....once youve had the goods, u just want more.
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nicksantos33 replied the topic: #10046 10 Sep 2013 09:53
Awesome fish, Congrats!
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steakified replied the topic: #10043 10 Sep 2013 09:17
Thanks guys, lol it was so funny after I landed the fish. Totally didn't know what to do, do I take a picture first? weigh first? measure first? Do Parker Settecase impression?

It was so much fun, and it's what I've been working towards all year. Can't wait to get back out again.
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Pwoody replied the topic: #10040 10 Sep 2013 04:38
Jeez.....thats not a pig..........its a cow! Nice catch steak. Moooooo!
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #10032 09 Sep 2013 13:45
Way to go Steakified!!

Let's keep that mojo going until after the DA Pond Challenge!!
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #10031 09 Sep 2013 13:28
That is one wicked bass beast Steakified! Nice!