Date Of My Catch:05-17-2014

With work and the crappy weather, it had been close to a week since I had gotten out fishing so I was itching to get out once I got some yard work done today.  I headed to a good sized pond in Aurora I had fished a few times in the past and was usually able to catch a couple bass.  

I started out throwing a crankbait and quickly started catching a few small bass but I decided to switch it up and try a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss(Okeechobee Craw color) and fish some flooded cattails that were starting to grow nearby.  After catching a few slightly larger fish on the Pit Boss I made a cast to a spot where there was an isolated patch of cattails growing a little further from shore.  As I hopped my lure past the patch I noticed the cattails move.  Then I felt a bump and could feel a fish had my lure.  I set the hook and there was a big swirl as the bass tried to take off.  Then an impressive jump, my heart was racing, I was sure this was the biggest bass I had hooked in Illinois.  I was using heavy braid so I was able to keep the bass from wrapping me up and then steer it through an opening in the cattails and to shore.  The bass measured at 21" and weighed in at 5 and 3/4 lb on my digital scale.  It made my day!

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gtr09's Avatar
gtr09 replied the topic: #10765 21 May 2014 23:56
That is one beast of a fish
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nicksantos33 replied the topic: #10755 21 May 2014 14:21
Awesome fish
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steakified replied the topic: #10752 20 May 2014 13:39
Nice job Sooner.
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JC1Crappie replied the topic: #10751 19 May 2014 22:28
You, Redhook, and Nick have all the fish covered for the month.
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redhook62 replied the topic: #10750 19 May 2014 21:45
Nice one!
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #10749 19 May 2014 11:13
Hehehhe....on Golden Pond! Gonna have to give that one another try if I can find it again! May even find my Slender Spoons! ;-)
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SoonerBass replied the topic: #10748 19 May 2014 10:55
Thanks, funny thing is while I was fishing there I was thinking a good name would be Golden Pond.
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #10746 19 May 2014 10:25
I am very happy to see that one of the spots I told you about that sounded VERY iffy at best panned out with true gold! Way to go Sooner!