|Big fish, ~5lbs and ~20".|
Last yr I lost the largest bass I have ever seen (easily over 10lbs and it was witnessed) when it wrapped me around a tree and made a dive leaving me sick to my stomach as I watched it swim away. My goal this trip was to catch a monster bass on a fly. Spoiler...it didn't happen. Seems like bass in my area have transitioned to summer patterns. I threw the fly for the better part of 2 hours without any interest...away it went. As the sun got high I could hear fish schooling and knew I could catch a few on small swimbaits (wish I hadn't put the fly rod away). So I chased the schools for an hour and caught 3-4 small 1-2lb bass. Now that I've put a few fish in the yak I wanted to target some big LM bass so I worked the lilly pads with a large worm targeting 6-7 fow. At around 10am I got a solid thump and pulled this 4.5/5lb'r out of the pads. It was a great fight, he ran back into the pads and wrapped me several times. I love the feeling of reaching into salad and pulling out a solid fish.
|(Cuda 12 hatch) From the top buckle to the end of the hatch is 20 inch's.|
That was the best fish of the day. I ended up catching 6, mostly 1-2lb bass. Not a bad day but 3/4lb bass are the average size at this lake. So I sum it up as slightly above average trip. But no complaints b/c I was on the water and that's where I want to be.
|Most bass were this size.|