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DuPage Angler Lands 4 Pounder On The 4th of July!

Date Of My Catch: 7/4/14

You gotta love fishing during the week on a holiday, right? Caught this little 4lb piggy at a subdivision pond behind my brother's house in plainfield. Started at about 5:30 am with just a green pumpkin baby paca craw and hit about 8-10 within the first 30 minutes. all were in the 2.5-3lb range. Decided that I wanted to go for something a little bigger. Bigger lure, bigger fish, right? Tied on a black  and green pumpkin football jig with a green pumpkin paca chunk trailer. First cast........BAM! Hit it like a freight train. I didn't realize it at the time, but I had a small audience, by way of a guy, his wife, and their 2 kids watching me fight it. As soon as I landed her, went right to the bps digital scale. 4.1 was the official weight. I showed the kids what a "big" fish looks like and they were stoked. The guy said he lived there and couldnt believe there were fish that big in the pond. Have I inadvertently sparked an interest for him and his kids? Either way....an awesome start to the holiday for me. Happy 4th of July to you all. 

 


Posted: 25 May 2018 20:56 by Brutus #11477
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I remember my dad talking about this! He was swearing because he wasn't with you that day!
Posted: 06 Jul 2014 14:35 by SoonerBass #11044
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Nice bass Pwoody
Posted: 06 Jul 2014 13:51 by Darkstar72 #11042
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NICE CHUNK!!!

Happy Independence Day to you!!!
Posted: 06 Jul 2014 12:30 by Marty Rogers #11041
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Very well done Pwoody! NOW DO THAT IN THE NEXT CHALLENGE!
Posted: 06 Jul 2014 12:20 by EGOR #11039
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Way to go. Nice catch. Love the ponds in the subdivisions. Ya you may have given up a honey hole but if you were able to spark the interest of fishing in a KID, kudos to you, they are the future of the sport.