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Fished from 3-4:30pm, on the north side of the northwest finger.

Got this one on a Pumpkinseed Senko tossed into the weeds. About 17 1/2, nice fat female. Not bad for lake arlington. After her, decided it was time to learn how to use the new baitcaster.
 

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nice! it's too bad you didn't get her with the new baitcaster. would of been a sweet way to pop the cherry on your very first day of your baitcast journey.

you really don't get to appreciate a baitcast rig until you hook into a decent fish and feel the difference in power. you feel a solid connection with tje fish and know you've got the muscle when you need it.
 
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Sweet to pop the cherry, that's hilarious. It looks like you worked up quite a sunburn on those forearms? That is a nice looking bass I have to say. I especially like the way it's eyes look, pretty funny. Too bad you didn't catch her on the bait caster, but once you get used to it you'll catch a lot of fish so don't worry. I also agree on the fact that with a bait caster you feel the fish more and you also feel that you have more strength to bring them in. Good luck. :D :)
 

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Augy said:
nice! it's too bad you didn't get her with the new baitcaster. would of been a sweet way to pop the cherry on your very first day of your baitcast journey.

you really don't get to appreciate a baitcast rig until you hook into a decent fish and feel the difference in power. you feel a solid connection with tje fish and know you've got the muscle when you need it.
lol.. When I started I rigged the baitcast up with a Chatterbait to practice, and the old spinning reel with the Senko. Was just tossing the senko into the weeds while I was walking along the shore not really expecting to catch anything on it. That LMB was caught in the first 10 mins I was there. I cant wait to catch a big ole bass on the baitcast! The sunburns not that bad, my cam phone just makes it look worse. But, I actually do have a bit of color in my skin for a change! I swear on a fish that big, sometimes I feel that the spinning reel will just pull apart. Ill probably break her in at the lagoons going after my "White Whale".
 

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Well done Dan, that's a nice bass! The camera on your phone takes nice pics, just be careful you don't drop it in the water: you and I both know what will happen then :oops: .
 

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Dropping my phone in the water would be a blessing! Im in IT and support large distribution centers and im on call 24/7. The sound of that phone ringing makes me cringe at times.
But no matter how hard I try I cant break it, or drop it in the lake for some reason.

Your camera and phone ever work again?
 

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Your camera and phone ever work again?
My phone works which stinks because it was a piece of crap to begin with and my camera is fried. I went to walmart and bought an $85 digital. It's got 5 mega pixel and is pretty decent for the price. I make sure to keep this one in a zip lock now whenever I'm fishing.
 
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