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Jerry Hecox Jr.
Sacramento, Ca

Weight:

16lbs

Length:

28"

Girth:

25"

Catch Date:

Mar 29, 2002

Body of Water:

Rancho Seco Lake

Lure or Bait Used:

Yamamoto Hula grub

Rod Used:

Basspro Rick Clunn signature series

Rod Length:

7

Reel Used:

Basspro Rick Clunn baitcaster

Line Used:

berkley 17lb xt

Scent Used:

crawcane

Fish Location Before Catch:

on a spawning bed

Fishing Method Used:

flippin

Electronics Used:

minkota trolling motor

Preparation:

Checked the line on all my rods, checked my tackle bag and made sure I had enough of everything I use out on the lake. And took the day off work.

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

On the trophybassonly.com website

Weather at Time of Catch:

sunny 70deg

Before or After Front?

no

Moon Phase:

full

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

After spotting the fish I put out a buoy to mark the spot, and backed the boat off about thirty feet so the fish couldnt see meacj

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

My dad

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Berkley 20lb digital

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

B.A.S.S.

Years Fishing:

20

Introduced to Fishing By:

My dad

Sponsors:

none

Favorite Big Bass Book:

In pursuit of giant bass

Favorite Big Bass Video:

none

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Fish Chris Wolfgram

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

Significant Factor(s):

By backing my boat off the fish was not able to see me and thats why she bit.

The Story:

I saw her near a bed so I knew I had to back off and be quiet. I fished for her for over an hour, and was getting frustrated because she would go vertical on my bait but not bite. I told my dad I would probably hook her and break my line, sure enough I hooked her and she jumped and spit the hook. Luckily she went right back to the bed. My dad said he was taking a break to let her rest. So I threw back out and hooked up again. This time she went straight down to the weeds. I chased her down with the trolling motor and after about 5 minutes and a few drag rippin runs my dad lipped her for me. I couldn't believe the size of this fish. I weighed her, took measurments and a few pictures and let her go.

Comments:

About an hour after releasing her, I saw her again about 200 yards from where I caught her, and she was just cruisin' along the bank. So I know she's still swimming and maybe I'll get her next year when she's 18lbs.

 

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