10/27/19 New PB Bass

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10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby Busse Jim » Oct Sun 27, 2019 9:44 pm

Haven’t fished since early September. Had to get out one last time this year, Called up Jason and he was thinking the same thing.
Yesterdays 2” rains led to 2+ feet of extra water on Busse and rising. The north pool is even with the main and the N dam is under water.

Launched at 12:30 and fished the north dam east, tossing spinners and chats mostly, with a few crankbaits in areas. Muddy -1’ vis in the full sun, SW winds at 5-10, No surface weeds!

The only fish I saw were on my fish finder :roll: , nothing was biting. For a high water day the fishing sucked. But we each got a skunk saver. Jason pegged a 15” on a spinner and about a half hour later I got mine.

I had drifted up to a spot with a small underwater stump normally in 1-1/2’ of water now 3-1/2’ and second cast past where it should be the chatterbait just stops! Rear back and start fighting a heavy fish, just didn’t know how heavy.

Finally see it’s a big bass, and at boat side I see how big! Just lifted and heaved it into the boat with the rod, grabbed its huge mouth and thought this could be my mythical 6lber! But alas it fell short.
Bump boarded out at 19-1/2” but weighed an astounding 5.6 lbs (5 lbs 9 ½ ozs)!!

This skunk saver gave me two PBs, Heaviest Bass I ever caught beating a 5.2lber from 2001 and if I stop now, a skunk free season.
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High water and a new moon :thumbup:
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby joetrain » Oct Mon 28, 2019 4:33 am

Good one Jim. No ice yet, keep the boat wet.
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Mon 28, 2019 7:00 am

Way to boat flip that beast!!
Nature and shit.
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby Bassin' Ted » Oct Mon 28, 2019 8:08 am

Awesome fish! Congrats.

What does the rest of your hat say?
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby Busse Jim » Oct Mon 28, 2019 8:21 am

It used to say BT trucking :lol:
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby minstrel » Oct Mon 28, 2019 11:48 am

Super tanker!! Way to prove how it's done, if you get only one? I'd say that one was worth it!! :D
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby jonny2can » Oct Mon 28, 2019 12:52 pm

Wow swung that tank into the boat with the rod.. damn good rod I would say!
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby billebob5 » Oct Mon 28, 2019 1:58 pm

nice fish, and nice hat.
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby Busse Jim » Oct Mon 28, 2019 9:40 pm

jonny2can wrote:Wow swung that tank into the boat with the rod.. damn good rod I would say!


Nope, just an Uglystik :wink: and the fish's momentum

I still can't believe the weight on that 19. Even checked the scale with a 2-1/2lb and a 7-1/2lb known weights that evening, .1 lb low end fluctuation on scale. wish i checked the girth but reverse figured the length/girth = weight computation with length and weight to get girth, somewhere north of 17"
sucker must have ate a pound of trout :lol:

Compared to my 4.4 and 4.9 in spring, you can see the flat post spawn bellies compared to this one
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby Skifish1 » Oct Mon 28, 2019 11:13 pm

Thats a tall bass Jimmy now go get some late fall eyes!
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Mon 28, 2019 11:36 pm

Awesome Busse bass Jim. Congrats on a new PB
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby Rambler » Oct Tue 29, 2019 6:58 am

Great fish. Great way to close out the year!
Keep calm and fish on...

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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby catchafew » Oct Tue 29, 2019 8:04 am

Great story and bass Jim. Congratulations on your pb.
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby ccorso » Oct Tue 29, 2019 4:49 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby DPMike » Oct Tue 29, 2019 7:21 pm

Beauty, nice catch!
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby jmdog2003 » Oct Wed 30, 2019 7:25 pm

Wow that fish is gorgeous, congrats!
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby badger75 » Oct Thu 31, 2019 12:12 am

Very nice and well done. Great fish picture, but we missed seeing your smile!
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby Ryguy83 » Oct Thu 31, 2019 7:49 am

Awesome PB and I love the hat!
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby mike son » Nov Sat 02, 2019 11:20 am

A big green pumpkin! Congrats on the PB, Jim.
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby Peter Piper » Nov Sun 03, 2019 8:25 am

Congrats, that's a nice fish. Lucky the flip worked.
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Re: 10/27/19 New PB Bass

Postby FishinMatt » Nov Sun 03, 2019 10:40 am

Nice fish Jim. Really cool after all the years of meticulous records to break a PB!
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