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#1 May-16-16 1:59PM

mkupchyk
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Registered: Oct-21-14
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SR Ponds 5-15-2016

Fished the late afternoon in SR on Sunday and conditions were a bit tough with chilly temps, a steady wind, and intermittent rain sprinkles (not the best idea in shorts but it kept me awake). No bites at my first stop so switched to a smaller pond; still nothing landed, but I missed a few strikes (one felt like it could have been a solid fish) and was ready to leave - especially after a local homeowner started flying a RC plane, pretty tricky in the windy conditions, and it buzzed only 20 ft. overhead; I was eying it nervously the entire time while still continuing to fish.

About 5 min. before I decided to pack it in, wham!, this bass slammed my lure. The resident pilot had landed his plane and actually took the pictures and sent them to me since my phone's camera is not working (I am still clinging to an S2 with a broken screen, an upgrade is long overdue). It's his dog in the pic so I do not have any details if anyone is curious, but what I can say is that the dog was very tiny in person and from the picture angle it does look like the fish could swallow it whole, haha.

The lure was a 3/8 oz. chatterbait in chartreuse/white and I did not use a trailer or a trailing hook. I am wondering if having a trailing hook would have helped the missed strikes; I normally add one on buzz baits but have not with chatterbaits so I may change that.

**A Note: the homeowner did not wait for the fish to stop moving when he snapped the first picture and the scale was still ranging; it actually stopped on 3.52 lb.

http://i.imgur.com/rZfTO6w.png

http://i.imgur.com/QV5xwfW.png

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#2 May-16-16 2:28PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Re: SR Ponds 5-15-2016

Very cool!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#3 May-16-16 2:38PM

drxfish
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From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1516

Re: SR Ponds 5-15-2016

Sweet!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#4 May-16-16 9:59PM

firemunkee
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From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1525

Re: SR Ponds 5-15-2016

Nice fish!!


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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#5 May-17-16 4:24AM

AndrewDo124
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Alexandria
Registered: May-27-08
Posts: 963

Re: SR Ponds 5-15-2016

that's a big 3.5lber!

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#6 May-17-16 5:03AM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4969

Re: SR Ponds 5-15-2016

Very nice fish! You are now on the leader board big_smile


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#7 May-17-16 6:24AM

mkupchyk
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Registered: Oct-21-14
Posts: 87

Re: SR Ponds 5-15-2016

AndrewDo124 wrote:

that's a big 3.5lber!

Yeah I noticed that too.....thought it was over 4 for sure when I caught it big_smile


Curly wrote:

Very nice fish! You are now on the leader board big_smile

Awesome, thanks! Now for that 5 lb-er

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