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Trophy Stillhouse Largemouth (PHOTOS!) on Bladed Hazy Eye Slab, 09 Jan. #14592709 01/10/23 04:54 PM
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Although I make my living as a white bass guide and do most of my posting on the Whites-Hybrids-Stripers portion of the TFF, every once in a while, mainly in the winter, I pick up some quality largemouth as a bycatch while working slabs vertically.

On the morning of Jan. 9th, I conducted an on-the-water sonar training class on Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir for a client by the name of Chuck Amundson.

This is his "graduation photo"!!!

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PHOTO CAPTION: This largemouth measured 25 inches and hit a white, 3/4 oz. Bladed Hazy Eye Slab. It was hooked cleanly, photographed quickly, and released promptly.


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This is the same slab which caught these other nice Stillhouse black bass for me and my clients during this same winter season in recent years past:

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Re: Trophy Stillhouse Largemouth (PHOTOS!) on Bladed Hazy Eye Slab, 09 Jan. [Re: Holding The Line] #14592972 01/10/23 10:13 PM
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Nice fish & coolphotos! thumb

Did you weigh that Stillhouse largemouth?


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Re: Trophy Stillhouse Largemouth (PHOTOS!) on Bladed Hazy Eye Slab, 09 Jan. [Re: Holding The Line] #14592989 01/10/23 10:34 PM
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Spooning basses in the winter is sooooo much fun!

Congrats fellas.

Re: Trophy Stillhouse Largemouth (PHOTOS!) on Bladed Hazy Eye Slab, 09 Jan. [Re: Holding The Line] #14593335 01/11/23 04:26 AM
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Stillhouse is one of my favorite lakes to fish. Ultra clear water, tons of hydrilla and cover, and there's always a 13~ pounder caught there every year it seems like

Re: Trophy Stillhouse Largemouth (PHOTOS!) on Bladed Hazy Eye Slab, 09 Jan. [Re: Holding The Line] #14593348 01/11/23 04:50 AM
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coolphotos Nice post and fish. Good job. cheers


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Re: Trophy Stillhouse Largemouth (PHOTOS!) on Bladed Hazy Eye Slab, 09 Jan. [Re: Holding The Line] #14593435 01/11/23 01:05 PM
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Great work and what an awesome graduation gift!


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Re: Trophy Stillhouse Largemouth (PHOTOS!) on Bladed Hazy Eye Slab, 09 Jan. [Re: Holding The Line] #14593439 01/11/23 01:08 PM
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Look like big native bass , pretty cool.

Re: Trophy Stillhouse Largemouth (PHOTOS!) on Bladed Hazy Eye Slab, 09 Jan. [Re: T Bird] #14593818 01/11/23 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by T Bird
Nice fish & coolphotos! thumb

Did you weigh that Stillhouse largemouth?


T Bird, no, I did not weigh this one. When I do my sonar training sessions, they take place on the client's vessel. Normally, I have 2 certified scales on my own boat just in case I have a guided fishing trip client land a potential catch and release record. Beyond that, I like to get bass taken from water over ~20' deep back in the water ASAP to avoid any barotrauma issues.

So, we let the measuring board suffice.

Good to hear from you!

--Bob Maindelle


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Re: Trophy Stillhouse Largemouth (PHOTOS!) on Bladed Hazy Eye Slab, 09 Jan. [Re: Holding The Line] #14594479 01/12/23 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Holding The Line
Originally Posted by T Bird
Nice fish & coolphotos! thumb

Did you weigh that Stillhouse largemouth?


T Bird, no, I did not weigh this one. When I do my sonar training sessions, they take place on the client's vessel. Normally, I have 2 certified scales on my own boat just in case I have a guided fishing trip client land a potential catch and release record. Beyond that, I like to get bass taken from water over ~20' deep back in the water ASAP to avoid any barotrauma issues.

So, we let the measuring board suffice.

Good to hear from you!

--Bob Maindelle


Thanks for the reply Bob.


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