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#11922248 - 11/07/16 07:37 PM PB Bass (And on my 3 weight)
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 111
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Friday night my weather app predicted ESE winds at 5 -10 mph. I figured early morning winds would be near calm and decided to take out the 3 wt. Saturday winds were 13 mph before day break. I decided to take the 6 wt, but took along the little rod too.

The top water bite I had been getting wasn't happening. I had a #4 muddler minnow with a Cypert minnow dropper on the 6 wt and a cypert minnow on the 3 wt. All I managed were some big green sunfish on a narrow channel between 2 parts of the pond.

The wind died down some and I went to the other side of the pond where a culvert drained into it to cast the 3 wt for some more sunfish.

I wish I could say I identified a likely bass hangout and made a precision cast to it to catch my bass, but the truth is I stripped out about 10 feet of fly line and cast it and my 8' leader and started stripping more line to cast to a weedline when I saw my line start to move.

I expected another greenie, but when I set the hook I knew it was a bass. It was in the drain and moving back and forth near a bunch of weeds. I always have a net but this was the first time I really had to use it. I missed it on my first try and figured I was going to lose it, but the 2nd stab I got it.

Put a tape measure on it and it was a little over 15". Not big by most standards but my best bass (so far).




Edited by j_hirn2 (11/07/16 07:39 PM)

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#11922477 - 11/07/16 09:20 PM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: j_hirn2]
MassAction Offline
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Registered: 08/22/16
Posts: 22
Dang that's a nice fish, and right when you least suspected it. Funny how it works that way!

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#11922495 - 11/07/16 09:34 PM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: MassAction]
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 111
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Thanks. And you're right about catching them when it's least expected. Some on casts that have gone horribly wrong, quite a few when I'm reeling it in to move, and hits on poppers when something else has my attention to name a few.

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#11922576 - 11/07/16 11:10 PM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: j_hirn2]
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Pro Angler

Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 759
Loc: Sanger
Pretty fish - congrats.
I've caught a lot of fish when I casted line out to reel it back up so I could change locations. I've also caught some bigger fish when I let a clouser sink while I was untangling fly line from my trolling motor. I would get everything straightened out, strip up the slack and there's a fish on.
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#11922604 - 11/08/16 12:24 AM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: j_hirn2]
OliverBassin Offline
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Registered: 10/18/16
Posts: 144
Good catch. Congrats.
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#11922707 - 11/08/16 06:39 AM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: j_hirn2]
Mateo Clemente Offline
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Registered: 03/28/12
Posts: 244
Loc: Fort Worth
Beautiful fish for sure. We call this retrieve the "oops I caught a fish".

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#11922950 - 11/08/16 08:47 AM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: j_hirn2]
RonL Online   content
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 429
Loc: W.Texas
Very nice bass , congratulations ! Wish I had it on my dinner plate tonight for supper wink .
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#11925982 - 11/09/16 03:02 PM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: j_hirn2]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37105
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Congratulations on your PB! cheers
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#11926635 - 11/09/16 11:58 PM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: j_hirn2]
Grindle Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/19/10
Posts: 25
Loc: Arlington, TX
Nice fish on a 3 wt.

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#11928354 - 11/10/16 10:48 PM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: j_hirn2]
robert hunter Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3352
Nice fish glad to see your on them!
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#11928539 - 11/11/16 07:17 AM Re: PB Bass (And on my 3 weight) [Re: banker-always fishing]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 9162
Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Nice fish. Congratulations on your PB! cheers






Plus #1. woot

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