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New DuPage Angler Member Honeyhole77 With An Impressive Caught & Released Hidden Lake Bass

So I set out on Tuesday morning for some early morning fishing at Hidden Lake in the Dupage Forrest Preserves. Before heading to the lake I remembered that I recently lost my favorite Silver/Black Rattle trap, so I popped in Wal-Mart and purchased a new one.

It was a perfect morning, low 60's already with complete sunshine and a slight wind ( which for Hidden Lake is a blessing) I got out on the lake around 8:45am. I started out at my usual spot, on the far side of the lake by the beaver hole. I was probably on my 10th cast, when I go snagged on a stump, or at least I thought I had.
After a full yanks my line was light again and as I reeled in my line, about 15 feet from the shore I finally realized that it was not snag but rather a PIG. I fought the fish for about 10 minutes of letting the drag out until she finally tired.
When I pulled her into shore I snapped a few pictures and measured her length. She came in @ 21" and between 5-6lbs! What a great day fishing. :)
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JTC24 replied the topic: #8594 10 May 2013 17:15
Sweet! Nice fish!
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #8591 10 May 2013 11:16
Way to go HH77!

Congratulations on the COTD!!
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pondboy replied the topic: #8588 10 May 2013 08:40
congrats on catch of the day! Nice fish man.
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Brutus replied the topic: #8587 10 May 2013 08:18
Congrats on your first COTD! I am sure you will have many more!