With the full moon and great weather yesterday, I went out in search of a big fish. With all the recent rains and rising water, most of the lake was stained and made it hard to sight fish. I started looking for bed fish around 11am and found a few smaller fish. I went to an area where I usually see big fish spawning. At 1pm I found the big fish and hooked up after 20 minutes. I fought her for about a minute, then she decided to jump and spit the bait.
Being this was the only good fish I had seen all day, I sat on her for 2 hours, just watching her movements and reactions to the bed. I never made a cast in the two hours, just observed her. When I thought she was ready, I pitched the bait up to the bed and had her caught with the first cast.
She weighed 10.10. Barely beating my Personal best of 10.05, which I caught 2 years ago, just one cove over.