DuPage Angler Deadsticks


 His Way To A 3 Pound Bass



DuPage Angler News Room - by DuPage Angler Fluke


It was around 5 o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday when I hooked into this 18.5" PIG! I was already at the lake for about 30 minutes with one small bass landed and one lost. Most of the fish from the day prior weren't of any substantial size so I was really looking for some quality on Sunday. I was on the East side of the lake standing on top of one of the inlet pipes with the wind at my back. I was using a ZOOM Super Fluke in Watermelonseed (one of my favorite colors) and with the help of the wind I was able to cast to some deeper water farther out from shore.



As soon as the Fluke hit the surface I let it sit...otherwise known as deadsticking. I waited until my line just about stopped sinking, gave the fluke a few twitches and let it fall again. As soon as I picked up the slack I felt a heaviness on my line just like the other bass did and I set the hook hard! The fish lazily swam to the right of me moving slowly and keep pressure between me and bait. It wasn't until about 10 feet from shore and the line being stretched out to its farthest point that the PIG took its first leap out of the water. At that point MWolf just showed up and saw that I had a nice one on and ran over to help. It was a short fight thereafter with a few great head shakes and leaps from the bass until I finally lipped her. The scale clocked her at 3 lbs 10 oz, my biggest bass of the year so far! The fight of a nice bass just never gets old, and I always welcome the excitement and adrenaline that comes with it every time!

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SoCalAngler's Avatar
SoCalAngler replied the topic: #2692 01 Apr 2012 20:32
Great Post. Nice Billy!
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CSimon2 replied the topic: #2620 31 Mar 2012 17:32
Congrats! Great catch!
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wilks19 replied the topic: #2604 31 Mar 2012 08:16
Great job Fluke.
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #2602 31 Mar 2012 07:55
Twitter going to love this catch! Nice one Fluke. Makes a nice Catch Of the Day that is for sure!