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What a difference

Postby joetrain » Sep Wed 23, 2020 11:54 am

Fished this morning in completely different conditions than Monday. That cold NE wind laid flat, the air temps rose close to 20 degrees and there was intermittent cloud cover.

Trolled the 3 way rig picking up fish here and there. I decided to hit a section of the lake that I had ignored for over a month. Glad I did. I was trolling the breakline of the old creek bed and veered off of it to hit a flat area. This beast hit a Bandit Rackit square bill. Once I wrestled the rod out of the holder I could tell I had a good fish. I was thinking gar, carp, catfish. Uh no. Got her yak side and gripped her with my grips so I could leave her in the water while I got the hooks out. With the hooks out I left her in the water while I got my camera and tape measure ready and got my rods out of the way. Took her out for a couple of quick pictures and threw the tape on her. She taped out @25 inches. My biggest NC bass since I moved here.

She was out of the water 15 seconds tops. Put her back in, held her with my left hand and took the grips off. She stayed in my palm for a few seconds then swam away.

My Lucid grips have a scale but I don’t know how accurate it is. It read over 8 lbs. Hard to read with my old eyes.It was a horse for sure.

~JOE~
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Re: What a difference

Postby grems » Sep Wed 23, 2020 1:13 pm

Congratulations on landing that beast Joe!

Your three way is golden this summer, as is your perseverance, way to own that lake!
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Re: What a difference

Postby matt_ski » Sep Wed 23, 2020 1:29 pm

What a toad!
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Re: What a difference

Postby Rambler » Sep Wed 23, 2020 1:41 pm

Great fish Joe.
Keep calm and fish on...

There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid
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Re: What a difference

Postby joetrain » Sep Wed 23, 2020 3:52 pm

Found this on the In-fisherman website.
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Re: What a difference

Postby FishinMatt » Sep Wed 23, 2020 4:03 pm

Oh yeah, a 25 incher will play 8 lb+ all day. Wish we had some of that up here.
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Re: What a difference

Postby badger75 » Sep Wed 23, 2020 5:49 pm

Way to go Joe!
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Re: What a difference

Postby badger75 » Sep Wed 23, 2020 5:50 pm

HeddonFrog may pay you a visit
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Re: What a difference

Postby jmdog2003 » Sep Wed 23, 2020 9:50 pm

WOW nice fish! :shock:
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Re: What a difference

Postby BrookeT » Sep Thu 24, 2020 4:45 pm

Awesome fish!
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Re: What a difference

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Thu 24, 2020 4:53 pm

Dude!!!
Nature and shit.
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Re: What a difference

Postby DPMike » Sep Thu 24, 2020 7:46 pm

WOW what a beast! Congrats.
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Re: What a difference

Postby RonG » Sep Thu 24, 2020 8:31 pm

I'd take it to the taxidermist and have him make one of those big mailboxes out of it.
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Re: What a difference

Postby mike son » Sep Thu 24, 2020 8:33 pm

Tank!
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Re: What a difference

Postby Skifish1 » Sep Tue 29, 2020 12:11 am

Boom. Big boom. Not in illinois they 25er.
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Re: What a difference

Postby ganz1960 » Sep Tue 29, 2020 4:23 am

A biggun for sure. Nice! Sure seems like a fun way to catch it too. And commendable how you handled it and got it back in the water quickly.
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Re: What a difference

Postby Lip_Yanker » Sep Tue 29, 2020 7:58 am

Nice pig!

I've never been very successful with trolling for any species.


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Re: What a difference

Postby cyanatic » Sep Wed 30, 2020 9:07 am

Damn! Awesome fish Joe! My PB is only about half that fish, I can only imagine what it's like to catch a toad like that! Great job!
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Re: What a difference

Postby brownbutterperch » Oct Mon 05, 2020 9:41 am

I'd get that sucker mounted. Nice haul!
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