Like many of you out there, I had never caught a double digit bass in all of my time out bass fishing. I had been close, catching several 8 pounders and 3 over 9. I've felt like I've lost a few good ones at the boat, but, who cares right?
Well today was different. I slept in, got on the water at about 10. Sunny, off-colored water, 55* water temp, 45* air temp. Started fishing deep structure, first with a 6XD before switching to a 3/4 Strike King Structure Jig in Black/Blue.
Didn't get a bite until about 1, when my jig went weightless, I reeled in some slack, and laid into it. Felt heavy, but didn't fight exceptionally hard. Got it in the net, quickly put it in my livewell before I measured, weighed, and photographed.
Maybe some of you all can relate? I almost didn't want to weigh it for fear it wouldn't be over 10. But I went for it, fish was 24" long, 20 1/2" girth, and weighed 10.65 LBS on my rapala scale. Fish swam off for someone else to catch!
If you haven't caught a DD fish, don't worry! it'll happen. Don't give up on it, this is the time of year, in my opinion, when it can happen. Just got out and fish big fish baits, slowly, slow down. I only had one bite and one fish today, but it was the fish of my lifetime. Don't give up on that.
Here she is!