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#1 Jul-26-17 7:54PM

Gforrest3997
Member
Registered: Jul-26-17
Posts: 5

Big 5 pound bass

Hey all, I've been in and out of the area but I decided to finally become a member.
Yesterday, I went out to cedar and got about 8 bass and a healthy pounder in the afternoon. I tried my luck today again around 1 pm and got skunked, midday fishing is tough. I had some extra time so at about 7pm I went out again to try and catch some fish. While I was driving I was contemplating on going to cedar or a small lake close to my house. I went back and forth but finally something told me to try out this new lake. With only about an hour to fish I set out with my quarter ounce black jig, with a black and blue chunk trailer. Now I haven't had much luck with the jig so I figured this would be practice. I get to the lake and cast near some rocks, and instantly get a hookup. It was a smaller bass, however my confidence in the jig grew, as it was my first ever jig fish. A couple casts later I threw one deep in some scummy and gross looking moss. I gave the rod a twitch and then BOOM I felt the weight of this girthy fish. The fight wasn't that hard but when she got close to shore, she started going crazy taking about 30 feet of line back out to the middle. I finally landed her and was so in shock by how big this thing was. I lifted her up to the scale and she weighed 4.82 pounds, not bad for my second ever jig fish! I then continued on to catch about 15 more bass (mostly on senko) and even got another nice one around 2 pounds. Today was very productive even though I skipped an important event to go fishing, I'd say it was worth it since I got my PB BASS!

Not sure how to post a pic but I got a few of this beauty! P.S I think I found my new calling in jig fishing!

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#2 Jul-26-17 7:57PM

Ernie
Administrator
From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 11545

Re: Big 5 pound bass

Nice work and welcome....most of us use or used Photobucket but they are charging now. Need to find another hosting site.

Here's one: http://imgur.com/upload


Time to go fishin' again!

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#3 Jul-26-17 8:03PM

Gforrest3997
Member
Registered: Jul-26-17
Posts: 5

Re: Big 5 pound bass

http://i.imgur.com/DGgOoUh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/jL3BMSP.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/7W9yCnK.jpg

Hopefully those work, first two are of the beast and the last one is the two pounder all released back into the wild.

Edit: I forgot to mention I never caught much fish on straight braid which I had been using, however these past couple days I had been tying on a flouro leader and have been hammering them! Never going out without one unless I'm frogging!

Last edited by Gforrest3997 (Jul-26-17 8:06PM)

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#4 Jul-27-17 4:51AM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1165

Re: Big 5 pound bass

Nice fish!! I've yet to catch one on a jig sad I hope when I do I have luck like you! For all the tons of pigs you catch and photo in the future, wrap the link to the photo with [img]put your link.jpg here [\img] tags and they will show up directly in the post smile

Gforrest3997 wrote:

http://i.imgur.com/DGgOoUh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/jL3BMSP.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/7W9yCnK.jpg

Hopefully those work, first two are of the beast and the last one is the two pounder all released back into the wild.

Edit: I forgot to mention I never caught much fish on straight braid which I had been using, however these past couple days I had been tying on a flouro leader and have been hammering them! Never going out without one unless I'm frogging!

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#5 Jul-27-17 10:41AM

hookup
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 706

Re: Big 5 pound bass

Nice fish & welcome aboard

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#6 Jul-27-17 5:02PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 752

Re: Big 5 pound bass

Very nice fish!  Congrats!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#7 Oct-09-17 6:18AM

GregF
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Mar-21-11
Posts: 644

Re: Big 5 pound bass

I am late to see this post.  Is this Garrett Forrest the hockey goalie who is tearing it up in the pro league in Canada?  I new you way back when you and your brother were just starting to play.  I coached Mad Dogs for a while.  I am Tyler Folts' dad.  Tyler is on this board too.  You are doing great stuff.....this is all assuming I am right in guessing you are Garrett!

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#8 Oct-09-17 2:17PM

T.
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Sep-30-09
Posts: 791

Re: Big 5 pound bass

GregF wrote:

Is this Garrett Forrest the hockey goalie who is tearing it up in the pro league in Canada?

Looks just like him.

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#9 Oct-10-17 7:36AM

Gforrest3997
Member
Registered: Jul-26-17
Posts: 5

Re: Big 5 pound bass

Hey guys, I do remember that. A long time ago, but it is nice to see some people I know on here! Iíll be back in the summer maybe we can link up and go catch some bass

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#10 Oct-10-17 8:34AM

Paul Naj
Northern Snakehead
Registered: May-20-08
Posts: 242

Re: Big 5 pound bass

Gforrest3997 wrote:

Now I haven't had much luck with the jig so I figured this would be practice.

P.S I think I found my new calling in jig fishing!

Gforrest, you have no idea how happy this post makes me. This is the best way to learn. You can talk to all the people you want, read all the websites available and watch tons of videos and none of it replaces practical, personal experience on the water. Doing this over and over with different lures at different times of the year is what will make you a better fisherman. You will find out what works for you on the bodies of water that you fish. There are so many different techniques and lures that will all catch at one time of another, but you figured our what worked for you and you were rewarded for the effort.

Well done, keep up the great work.

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