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Mitch Aten
DeLand, FL

Weight:

8 lbs 4 oz

Length:

Girth:

Catch Date:

06/07/03

Body of Water:

St. Johns River

Lure or Bait Used:

Zoom June Bug Cross Claw Crawdad

Rod Used:

BPS Bionic Blade

Rod Length:

76"

Reel Used:

Shimano Curado

Line Used:

30# Berkley Big Game

Scent Used:

Berkely Power Bait

Fish Location Before Catch:

Fishing Method Used:

Flipping

Electronics Used:

Preparation:

New Line, hooks, baits

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

Weather.com

Weather at Time of Catch:

Sunny, Mid 90s

Before or After Front?

Moon Phase:

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

Dad

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

BPS Spring Scale

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

West Volusia Bass Anglers

Years Fishing:

20+

Introduced to Fishing By:

Dad

Sponsors:

Me

Favorite Big Bass Book:

Favorite Big Bass Video:

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

Significant Factor(s):

Fished an area that I had never seen anyone else fishing.

The Story:

We began the morning catching some schooling fish with Rat L Traps on the main points of the river. I intended on flipping the rest of the day to try and find some larger fish for a tournament the next weekend. Mid-Morning we began flipping an outside bend in the river. There were several docks that extended into 8 - 15 feet of water. Water hyacinths had blown into the docks and had made a great canopy for bass to ambush the bait that was swept along with the current. After catching a couple smaller fish, I set the hook on another fish. Except, this fish almost yanked the rod out of my hands. The fight was short because I was able to get her head out of the hyacinths quickly and Dad was there to net her.

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