Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
WYOYYZ, PondChamp, Justin, Texas, texaslex, RodeoTime
105175 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 85233
hopalong 77706
Pilothawk 74810
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 63781
FattyMcButterpants 60667
Derek 🐝 57789
Tritonman 57476
SkeeterRonnie 52918
LoneStarSon® 52908
facebook
Forum Stats
105175 Members
60 Forums
845130 Topics
12050107 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#11691358 - 06/27/16 11:18 AM Wifey's Trophy Bass!
Gschaaf Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/26/16
Posts: 6
Hey all,

New guy here, love the fishing forum.. so much information, stories and photos.

My wife, Tracy and I moved from PA to TX about 2 years ago, we love it here!
I recently purchased a 10-foot pontoon bass boat and we took it out for the first time yesterday.

Well, the Wifey also caught her first monster bass! It was such an exciting, and unforgettable moment for us!

I setup Tracy with a spinning rod and Chatterbait, and before long she was fishing and placing the bait like a pro, impressive.
Funny, I kept telling her this is a big bass bait.

Soon after, she said "I think I have something?", then when I saw how much the rod bent and we watched that bass jump out of the water, the battle was on!
Simply amazing to watch! She was yelling and laughing, so excited! What a great experience for her! Something I will never forget, still cant believe it!:)

Once we got it inside the boat, I said to her you need to hold this bass! (first time holding a fish too!)
We took a few photos, and she gently placed the bass in the water and watched this giant slowly swim away..

Tracy then says "Wow that was an Adrenaline Rush!!! I knew how to release the bass from watching your fishing shows".
Told her that is what bass fishing is all about, and she caught a fish of a lifetime...So proud! smile

I did not have a scale at the time, definitely, getting one now. The bass was about 27-inches in length, maybe longer and estimated to weigh between 7 and 9 lbs., but in all the excitement, not sure!?

How much do you think the bass weighs based on the photo? Thanks everyone!


Top
#11691361 - 06/27/16 11:20 AM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
RedRanger Offline
burro desagradable

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 22801
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Nice Bass if it was 27 inches long it should be pushing 9 to 11 lbs
_________________________




Top
#11691395 - 06/27/16 11:33 AM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
FSWITX Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 207
Loc: TX
Congratulations Tracy, awesome fish!!! What lake were you guys fishing?

Top
#11691401 - 06/27/16 11:36 AM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
Rhino68W Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 6486
Loc: Benbrook, TX
That's a nice fish! Tell her congratulations! As mentioned, I think it may be closer to 9 that you originally thought. Unless it was skinny.

Those $20 Rapala scales at Academy are always good to keep in the boat!
_________________________
RJ Hillman
Kayak Fishing Military Veterans|Ascend Kayak Owners

Top
#11691402 - 06/27/16 11:37 AM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
Rhino68W Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 6486
Loc: Benbrook, TX
Oh, and welcome to TFF!
_________________________
RJ Hillman
Kayak Fishing Military Veterans|Ascend Kayak Owners

Top
#11691474 - 06/27/16 12:05 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
Gschaaf Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/26/16
Posts: 6
Thank you! I sent Tracy a link to the post so she everyone's responses.
She is so happy! smile

The bass was definitely solid!

We were at Lake Lavon.

I will pick up a scale and a ruler for sure, thanks for the recommendation.
Just got everything setup yesterday and we took the boat (BPS Pond Prowler equipped with a Minn Kota 55/36) out for a trial run.. nice stable, little boat that you can just put in the truck and go.

Top
#11691518 - 06/27/16 12:23 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
SRitchey Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 724
Loc: McKinney, TX
Wow nice fish and from Lavon...Holy Cow!! Congrats to Tracy and you and welcome to the forum.
_________________________
Steve


Top
#11691607 - 06/27/16 01:00 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
Donald Harper Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 13218
Loc: Justin, TX.
Just excellent. Congrats. to Tracy and thanks for sharing a great trip. That little boat will always find fish the way it is suppose to now. Ha..
_________________________
Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.

www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
Shallow Water Mapping - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic



Top
#11691613 - 06/27/16 01:02 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
Big Swimbait Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 508
Loc: Irving
Great job Tracy! clap
_________________________
Take a kid fishing.

Top
#11691752 - 06/27/16 02:04 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
JWalls Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/26/14
Posts: 117
Loc: Glen Rose
Congratulations Tracy. There is a chart to convert Inches to Pounds. 27" is a long bass.
bass_length_weight

It is not perfect but our club does paper tournaments with it and it has been pretty accurate on fish I have weighed and checked against it.

Top
#11691873 - 06/27/16 02:55 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
collincountytx Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 11973
Loc: Dallas, TX
Congrats!
What a great fish!
At least 9lbs would be my guess.
_________________________

Top
#11691935 - 06/27/16 03:24 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8157
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Awesome! Congrats!

Top
#11691972 - 06/27/16 03:39 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
JacksonBean Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3176
Loc: Greenville, TX


Thanks for posting and congrats to Tracy!

Top
#11692002 - 06/27/16 03:54 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
Len B 1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/06/12
Posts: 277
Loc: Celina Tx
Nice fish, congrats Tracy. Bet she is still walking around with that smile on her face, looks good on her, wear it proudly. Plus, Welcome to Texas and the forum.

Top
#11692024 - 06/27/16 04:06 PM Re: Wifey's Trophy Bass! [Re: Gschaaf]
steve Mbass Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 568
Loc: Frisco
cheers welcome

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide