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His Way To Massive Brush Hog Bass


DuPage Angler News Room - by DuPage Angler Pond Boy


I want to get good at the traditional bass jigs. Last night was no exception. I made a few casts but I just don't have the confidence yet, so I cut it off and tied a 3/o hook, bullet weight and a Zoom brush hog on my heaviest bass rod. The Bait was black with red flake. After a few casts I moved to a rocky wind blown shore line.


I was already freezing from the dropping temps but decide to make just a couple of long casts with the brush hog parallel to shore. I was using a drag and pause retrieve when I felt just a slight tap and my line started swimming off to my left. I reeled down and slammed the hooks home. I was shocked as my big meat stick rod doubled over and my take no prisoners corsair cs300 started giving up drag! Then she broke the surface and my knees got weak. This was the hog I was hunting all spring and I was pretty scared I would lost it like I did last season on a crank-bait (still play that over in my head). I drove the hook in one more time and brought my second largest bucket mouth ever in! I taped her at 22x15 just two inches short of girth to catch my biggest at 22x17. Wow that was cool.



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Charlie_Parker replied the topic: #3576 30 Apr 2012 20:54
GEEZ! I am speechless.
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nicksantos33 replied the topic: #3546 29 Apr 2012 22:22
Awesome fish PB.
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #3535 29 Apr 2012 08:26
Congrats Pondboy!!! Way to go on the COTD and one heckuva bass!!!!
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Jiggin Pig 95 replied the topic: #3534 29 Apr 2012 08:18
Nice fish pondboy congrats. Brush hogs are one of my confidence baits also carolina rigged, or texas rigged flippin.
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pondboy replied the topic: #3526 28 Apr 2012 22:29
Thanks sooo much guys!
Wacky I did use the extender I almost always have it with me, I has made my videos much better.
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EAS replied the topic: #3525 28 Apr 2012 22:29
Nice fattie! She had to be a blast to lay eyes on.
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CSimon2 replied the topic: #3524 28 Apr 2012 22:02
Great job PB! Congrats on the COTD!
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #3520 28 Apr 2012 21:30
What a hog of hogs! Did you use the extender this time? I wish I was there when it happened. WOW!