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Bonita Staples
Arlington, Texas

Weight:

10 pounds

Length:

Did not measure

Girth:

dont know

Catch Date:

1994

Body of Water:

Lake Arlington

Lure or Bait Used:

Bagley Crankbait

Rod Used:

Falcon Rod

Rod Length:

7 ft.

Reel Used:

Shimano

Line Used:

Berkley 12 lb. big game

Scent Used:

KicknBass Garlic

Fish Location Before Catch:

Located in brush

Fishing Method Used:

Cranking

Electronics Used:

Lowrance

Preparation:

Same as always, got my lunch, phone, coffee and water. Hooked up the boat to the truck, checked the wheels, gas, oil and made sure batteries were charged up. I have a check list I go through, which everyone should have, to make sure all runs smoothly and you don't end up with problems.

Check Weather?

No

How Weather Checked:

I go fishing when I can, if it is hailing, or a tornado coming,or lightning, I wont go otherwise off I go. The weather reports are not usually right anyway.

Weather at Time of Catch:

Overcast

Before or After Front?

In front of

Moon Phase:

Full Moon

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

none

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

Husband, Ron Staples

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Do not remember

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

Yes

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

None at the present

Years Fishing:

55

Introduced to Fishing By:

My dad, Everett Womack and my aunt Ernestine.

Sponsors:

Mercury Motors, Viper Boats, Lowrance, Minn Kota, Falcon Rods, Mister Twister/Mepps Lures, Kick'n Bass, Solargizer, Bowie Marine, J.B. Tackle (Tailhummer), Rod Bob, Hambys Protectors, Tournament Chasers

Favorite Big Bass Book:

Bassin

Favorite Big Bass Video:

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

http://www.ladyangler.com

Significant Factor(s):

Made more than one cast to the spot where she was at.

The Story:

I was casting and cranking to several areas. The crankbait I used was a DB3, which goes around 16 ft. with the 12 lb. line and a long cast. Once she hit, it didn't really take long to get her in the boat. It has been my experience that large fish tend not to fight like smaller fish.

Comments:

When I hooked her, I thought I was hung up until the line started moving. My suggestion when you think that you might be hung up is to stop reeling and wait a second or two, if your lines moves off it is a fish, if not you're probably hung up.

 

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