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Jim Simpson
Canyon, Texas

Weight:

12.75 pounds

Length:

Girth:

Catch Date:

December 12, 2000

Body of Water:

Baylor Lake, Texas

Lure or Bait Used:

DD-22

Rod Used:

All STar GT-2

Rod Length:

7 foot

Reel Used:

Shimano Curado 201

Line Used:

10 # test Big Game

Scent Used:

none

Fish Location Before Catch:

Creek Channel Bend

Fishing Method Used:

slow crank and pause

Electronics Used:

Zercom flasher

Preparation:

Fresh line, sharp hooks, weather check, solunar table check

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

Internet and local weather channel

Weather at Time of Catch:

cloudy, cold and windy

Before or After Front?

In front of

Moon Phase:

Don't remember

Were Satellite Photos Used?

Yes

Stealth Technique:

Low trolling motor speed, anchor

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

Jay Friemel, Sam Kirk and Steve Smith

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Certified at Marina

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

None

Years Fishing:

43

Introduced to Fishing By:

Dad

Sponsors:

None

Favorite Big Bass Book:

Favorite Big Bass Video:

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

Significant Factor(s):

Boat positioning to correctly fish channel bend with a piece of primary cover.

The Story:

I was slowly cranking the DD-22 across a saddle between two creek channels when the big fish hit. On 10 lb line and an extremely long cast it took a while, even in 48 degree water, maybe 3-4 minutes. There is a large log jam along the creek channel that was the primary cover on this piece of structure and I had just cleared it when the fish hit. After landing I placed the fish in livewell with Catch and Release and let her recover for several minutes and then went in to weigh her. Following weighing, I returned her to area I caught her from and released her.

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