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#11758536 - 08/04/16 12:18 PM a bass ate my sunfish
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 361
Loc: Montgomery Texas
No kidding..

I was fishing last night for blue gill or reds, whatever will eat a worm.
I worked some deep water, nothing biting, so I trolled near the bank.

Made a long cast with a drop shot worm, and immediately picked up a small sunfish, cool.

As I'm reeling him back all of a sudden my 4 lb line got REAL heavy... i thought oh boy this must be bigger than I thought... then I realized there's no way this is a sunfish, catfish maybe?

I was super gentle, a minute or two of letting drag out and catching back up... as the fish began to surface, he jumped, "Oh boy, a bass!" but I knew he'd throw or straiten my #10 cricket hook... he jump and tossed the hook right at the pond boat.... and out of his mouth popped a palm size red breast, still firmly attached to my hook.

crazy.

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#11759658 - 08/04/16 10:50 PM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
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Registered: 05/05/10
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One of the biggest bass I've ever caught was while fishing for bluegill a few years ago. Reeling in a bluegill and once I got it to the surface this beast comes up and inhales it and a 5 minute battle ensued. It was a ton of fun on ultralight gear.



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#11759695 - 08/04/16 11:38 PM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: Peytonator]
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Nice fish Peyton! cheers



Side Note: Here is one I caught on a Bluegill that I was reeling in a few years ago! hooked



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#11759761 - 08/05/16 06:11 AM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice bass guys. I have had that happen several times while fishing over the years. Bass love Bluegill.

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#11759868 - 08/05/16 08:18 AM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: Montgomery Texas
me thinks these tiny fish would make great bass bait .... hammer

Maybe I should start rigging them to a strong pole and tossing them back out smile

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#11760079 - 08/05/16 10:14 AM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
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Registered: 01/21/09
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Loc: McKinney, TX
I like to take my kids fishing for bluegill during the day, then I take them as bait at night. Caught many nice bass and catfish at night using gills.

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#11760243 - 08/05/16 12:00 PM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
JohnButte Offline
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Registered: 07/05/12
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Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
Is it legal to use bluegills for bait? Not criticizing, genuinely asking. I remember reading that guy in Japan who tied the world record routinely uses them as bait.

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#11760262 - 08/05/16 12:14 PM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: JohnButte]
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Originally Posted By: JohnButte
Is it legal to use bluegills for bait? Not criticizing, genuinely asking. I remember reading that guy in Japan who tied the world record routinely uses them as bait.






It is legal to use Bluegill as bait! Bass and Catfish love em! hooked

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#11760322 - 08/05/16 12:51 PM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
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Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 110
This is a pretty funny video about this topic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRUiewrMcDY

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#11760723 - 08/05/16 04:56 PM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 361
Loc: Montgomery Texas
eeks

LOL, that's AWESOME!!!!

Me thinks me needs to be trying my live target bait that's still in the packaging!

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#11761618 - 08/06/16 10:00 AM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
I have had that happen twice this year. Caught a 4 pound bass in April that hit a Redbreast.

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#11761690 - 08/06/16 11:22 AM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 361
Loc: Montgomery Texas
that's just crazy.... especially with such a small hook, you must have to be very gentle in landing that bass yes?

I'm seriously starting to give some consideration to rehooking these small sunfish on a larger hook and sending them back out.

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#11764308 - 08/07/16 10:45 PM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
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Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 623
Loc: The Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: plasma800
No kidding..

I was fishing last night for blue gill or reds, whatever will eat a worm.
I worked some deep water, nothing biting, so I trolled near the bank.

Made a long cast with a drop shot worm, and immediately picked up a small sunfish, cool.

As I'm reeling him back all of a sudden my 4 lb line got REAL heavy... i thought oh boy this must be bigger than I thought... then I realized there's no way this is a sunfish, catfish maybe?

I was super gentle, a minute or two of letting drag out and catching back up... as the fish began to surface, he jumped, "Oh boy, a bass!" but I knew he'd throw or straiten my #10 cricket hook... he jump and tossed the hook right at the pond boat.... and out of his mouth popped a palm size red breast, still firmly attached to my hook.

crazy.



Great story ! That bass got away but you will have that memory as a trophy for the rest of your life.

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#11764321 - 08/07/16 10:59 PM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: doctorxring]
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Originally Posted By: doctorxring
Originally Posted By: plasma800
No kidding..

I was fishing last night for blue gill or reds, whatever will eat a worm.
I worked some deep water, nothing biting, so I trolled near the bank.

Made a long cast with a drop shot worm, and immediately picked up a small sunfish, cool.

As I'm reeling him back all of a sudden my 4 lb line got REAL heavy... i thought oh boy this must be bigger than I thought... then I realized there's no way this is a sunfish, catfish maybe?

I was super gentle, a minute or two of letting drag out and catching back up... as the fish began to surface, he jumped, "Oh boy, a bass!" but I knew he'd throw or straiten my #10 cricket hook... he jump and tossed the hook right at the pond boat.... and out of his mouth popped a palm size red breast, still firmly attached to my hook.

crazy.



Great story ! That bass got away but you will have that memory as a trophy for the rest of your life.

.




Yes Sir a lifetime memory for sure! thumb
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#11764414 - 08/08/16 12:58 AM Re: a bass ate my sunfish [Re: plasma800]
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Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 62
I have caught over a hundred bass on nice sized sunfish under a cork over moss banks, near brush or around pads or hydrilla.

For big bass i like to dfift with a perch hooked up through a nostril.

A few years ago my cousin landed a 10 lb bass on Nac that swallowed his keeper crappie.


Edited by eyeball (08/08/16 01:00 AM)

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