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Old 04-30-14, 10:42 AM   #1
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Well its finals week at college, so its been crazy. And I've still been creeping around the boards but not posting much.

But I have some good pictures from this past week.

I have recently started buying big swimbaits and made the decision to really put some time into them. So my first full day (and I mean full day) of throwing one was this past Saturday. About 4 hours in a saw a flash as a fish came shooting up and smashed the bait. After a fairly short fight and a nerve wracking net job, I landed the 6 pounder seen below. The net job was nerve wracking because my friend was with me and she has never netted a fish before. I coached her through it (as my heart was pounding) and she did a great job. I was shaking from the excitement of catching my first "big swimbait" fish. Oh, and the bait was a 9 inch MS Slammer. Big bait for these parts.



The next day one of my friends that I fish with a lot tagged along. I threw the big swimbait all day, caught nothing. But about an hour in he hooked into a fish that couldn't have cared less for a few seconds, then the fight was on. A minute later, after stripping a ton of drag (6 lb line), I netted the giant. It was a 6lb Spot. HUGE SPOTTED BASS. 2 lbs 4 oz off the state record.



Now have finals all week, which sucks, but am going back out Friday, in hopes of a monster.

In the next couple weeks I'll put up a "semester review" to tell everyone how I have been for these past few months. Hopefully I'll have a few more pictures for y'all to look at.

Hope everyone has a great day.
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Old 04-30-14, 05:27 PM   #2
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A couple of real good ones!


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Old 04-30-14, 05:36 PM   #3
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Looks like an awesome day out on the water. Just out of curiosity, what rod were you throwing that swimbait on?
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Old 04-30-14, 07:30 PM   #4
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Sweet fish and great pics! Good luck with your finals.
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Old 04-30-14, 08:56 PM   #5
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Those fish are awesome bud. What a great way to escape the pressures of school. Way to go!
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Looks like an awesome day out on the water. Just out of curiosity, what rod were you throwing that swimbait on?
I'm throwing it on a 7'11 Veritas. It's a flipping stick but it actually does a pretty good job with the slammer. Or maybe I just don't know what a good swimbait rod feels like. I'll be buying an actual purpose built big swimbait rod soon. The veritas does struggle when I throw the punker (huge walking topwater), or maybe its just me.


Two finals yesterday went pretty well and I have one in an hour, but I need a super low grade on it to get an A. So not too worried.
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Old 05-04-14, 08:18 AM   #7
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Those are some giants!
Way to go!!!!!
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