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Reinaldo "Ray" Heredia
Shalimar, Florida

Weight:

5 pounds

Length:

20 inches

Girth:

Catch Date:

April 8, 2002

Body of Water:

Lake Eufala, AL

Lure or Bait Used:

Terminator Buzz Bait

Rod Used:

HookHider

Rod Length:

66

Reel Used:

Quantum

Line Used:

Ande Mono, 15 pd test

Scent Used:

N/A

Fish Location Before Catch:

In 3 foot of water in grass

Fishing Method Used:

I was fishing a grass flat

Electronics Used:

Hummingbird

Preparation:

I prepared the night before the fishing trip by changing line and retying all the baits that I planned on using for the the tournament that I was prefishing for.

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

I checked the weather the morning of the fishing trip on the local news channel.

Weather at Time of Catch:

Partly Cloudy

Before or After Front?

Prior to a front

Moon Phase:

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

N/A

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

Stretch Gaines

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Berkley

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

Yes

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

Original Central Florida Bass Club

Years Fishing:

5 years Bass Fishing

Introduced to Fishing By:

Larry "Stretch" Gaines

Sponsors:

HookHider Rods, Ande Monofilament, KicknBass, The Finger Rest, Young Brothers Pool and Marcite, The Easy Retriever

Favorite Big Bass Book:

Mastering Largemouth Bass

Favorite Big Bass Video:

Kevin Van Dam

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

http://hometown.aol.com/fishinfool2330/index.html

Significant Factor(s):

I believe that what really attributed to my catch was my retrieve. I had been retrieving the buzzbait very slowly. Just barely keeping it on the surface slow and steady.

The Story:

Stretch and I were prefishing for the Annual Armed Forces tournament. We were using search baits, such as buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits to locate fish for the tournament. Once the fish rolled on the bait, I paused to ensure that she had it and then set the hook. It took about about 2 minutes to get her in the boat. I immediately weighed her and then took a few pictures.

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