A Delavan Giant

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A Delavan Giant

Postby FishinMatt » Sep Sat 29, 2018 10:38 pm

Largely due to my buddies Adam and Bill, I had a renewed interest in bass fishing Delavan late this summer. Compared to the Spring this time of year is much more difficult to get on big numbers. Through lots of exploring of locations and techniques we were able to find some success on the deep weedline bite. Some days were a grind for 20 fish and other days were lights out huge number days when we would get on a school.

The day I caught this fish was a grind day. We were chased off the water early by storms, had some breakfast, then headed back out. Fishing was slow and Adam and I were going to try one more spot and call it a day. Adam then caught a few quick fish so I stuck around the spot a few more minutes longer. This big nasty hit in about 12 feet of water on a sharp outside turn on the weedline. When Adam netted this fish he was more excited then I was. I did not realize the size of the fish until I took it out of the net and held it. Adam was able to get some great video and pictures of this fish, which came in at a WI PB for me of 6.81 lbs. Released of course to hopefully release her genetics back into the lake next Spring.

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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby vman01 » Sep Sun 30, 2018 1:56 am

A (BBF) Big Beautiful Fish to make your day. :mrgreen:
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Sun 30, 2018 4:39 am

Thats a true giant! About 2lbs heavier than my best bass :shock:
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby catchafew » Sep Sun 30, 2018 12:41 pm

What a beast. Congrats!
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby Skifish1 » Sep Sun 30, 2018 1:29 pm

Holy crap. Looks like a diet of bullfrogs and other bass....
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby cletedius » Sep Sun 30, 2018 10:38 pm

Nice fish!
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby Busse Jim » Sep Sun 30, 2018 10:50 pm

Helluva series of posts!!! What a beast!
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby Phil6 » Oct Mon 01, 2018 8:06 am

Hog! Nice fish
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby urbanHog312 » Oct Mon 01, 2018 8:49 am

true heartland hog. well done!
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby ohoffm » Oct Mon 01, 2018 4:30 pm

Great to see a giant bass and no surprise that it ended up on the end of your line.
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby mike son » Oct Tue 02, 2018 6:57 pm

Wow that is a beast. What did it bite on? Jig?
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby bobberwatcher » Oct Tue 02, 2018 7:43 pm

I'm generally not a bass fan but DAAAANG! A nice fish is a nice fish and that one sure is!
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Tue 02, 2018 10:53 pm

Idk how I missed this post...lots going on around the homestead. Matt, that's a crazy big cheese-head bass. Like Mike_son, I'm very curious to know the lure. Congrats man
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby Islandfisher » Oct Thu 11, 2018 6:56 pm

Congrats on the awesome catch Matt. What a HOG!!!
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby jmdog2003 » Oct Thu 11, 2018 9:15 pm

I can barely see who is behind that thing to offer congrats :shock:
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby grems » Oct Thu 11, 2018 10:37 pm

Deserving of that huge smile, fantastic bass from a tough lake!
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby FishinMatt » Oct Fri 12, 2018 12:25 pm

Thanks guys. 1/8 ounce Zappu Inchi jig with 5 inch senko. Silly bait, but does well for summer bass on Delavan.
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Re: A Delavan Giant

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Sat 13, 2018 1:45 am

FishinMatt wrote:Thanks guys. 1/8 ounce Zappu Inchi jig with 5 inch senko.


Matt, thats a very technical way to say "Wacky rig jig head" haha. Who doesn't love a wacky rig or at least know of it's effectiveness. Thanks for the update
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