First Salt Creek bass of '21

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First Salt Creek bass of '21

Postby Rambler » Apr Tue 06, 2021 11:59 am

Hit one of my spots for a couple hours yesterday after granddaddy daycare. Tied on a 1/16 pink jig head with a white twister. Got a couple taps & several follows but no real hits. So I tried a little, pink tube on a 1/16 green jig. Same results.

Moved downstream to the foot bridge & tied on a white jig with an orange twister. After 2 or 3 casts I hooked a nice, fat, 10" LMB. It put up a nice fight. No picture because I couldn't get the hook out of it because of the barb. Pushed the hook further through, squeezed down the barb with my forceps & freed it. Too much time - wanted to get the fish back in the water.

Hooked 2 smaller ones after that. One spit the hook because I'd squeezed down the barb.

Nice afternoon.
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Re: First Salt Creek bass of '21

Postby joetrain » Apr Tue 06, 2021 3:55 pm

Probably a smallmouth. :D

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Re: First Salt Creek bass of '21

Postby Aux Pleins » Apr Tue 06, 2021 6:17 pm

Alright, alright, way to get it out of the way before the inevitable flood.
Nature and shit.
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Re: First Salt Creek bass of '21

Postby matt_ski » Apr Tue 06, 2021 8:35 pm

joetrain wrote:Probably a smallmouth. :D

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Probably a chub :mrgreen:
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Re: First Salt Creek bass of '21

Postby Rambler » Apr Wed 07, 2021 7:44 am

Hah! Tough crowd around here. :D
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