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#11318649 - 01/02/16 06:16 PM Personal Best
NickHasty Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1284
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
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!

#11318655 - 01/02/16 06:19 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
Flooringit Offline
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Registered: 06/30/15
Posts: 550
Loc: Bella vista .arkansas
Congrats. What lake?
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#11318658 - 01/02/16 06:21 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
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Nice job Mr. Hasty. Thanks for sharing.
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#11318676 - 01/02/16 06:26 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
Mayo Offline

Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 491
Beauty... Gratz

#11318708 - 01/02/16 06:37 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
Danny L. Weems Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1140
Loc: Como, Texas
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#11318713 - 01/02/16 06:40 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 262
Loc: Paris Texas
Nice, and I can relate on the first DD, scared to pull out the scales, I called my wife and said, get out of that bed and bring the camera, you can be sick the rest of your life. Anyway congratulations, always the next bite.

#11318733 - 01/02/16 06:51 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 5103
Loc: Southlake, TX
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#11318752 - 01/02/16 06:57 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
toddfish Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 705
Loc: East Montgomery County
Very nice. Congrats!!

#11318757 - 01/02/16 06:59 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
fuzzion Offline

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 214
Loc: Texas
Nice catch! Congratulations.

#11318767 - 01/02/16 07:02 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
Gonzz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 1978
Loc: Midlothian, TX
No pic... I am still waiting on my DD..

Edited by Gonzz (01/02/16 07:03 PM)
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#11318772 - 01/02/16 07:04 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
Fork Guide Justin Margraves Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/28/11
Posts: 685
Loc: Lake fork,texas
thats awesome! congrats bud!

#11318777 - 01/02/16 07:06 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
steve Mbass Offline

Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 409
Loc: Frisco
banana Congrats! Still working on my first DD.

#11318796 - 01/02/16 07:13 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
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Loc: Republic of Iceland
That's a TOAD!

Congrats Nick

#11318838 - 01/02/16 07:27 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
LSM Offline

Registered: 07/29/15
Posts: 221
Congratulations!! Nice report and photo. Looks like you nailed all the stereotypes for big bass - middle of the day, one bite all day, jig (black/blue no less)...Thanks for posting.

#11318936 - 01/02/16 08:01 PM Re: Personal Best [Re: NickHasty]
SRitchey Offline
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Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 716
Loc: McKinney, TX
Great fish...congrats thumb

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