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Mike Young
Lewisville, Texas

Weight:

10 lbs, 1 oz.

Length:

25 1/2 inches

Girth:

Not Known

Catch Date:

May 5, 1999

Body of Water:

Private Lake

Lure or Bait Used:

Live Crawdad

Rod Used:

Old Fiberglass Rod

Rod Length:

6 Foot

Reel Used:

Jphnson Century

Line Used:

8 lb. test

Scent Used:

None

Fish Location Before Catch:

Next to lake spillway

Fishing Method Used:

Bottom Fishing

Electronics Used:

None

Preparation:

Prepared to use plastic worms mainly, but caught some live crawfish as well

Check Weather?

No

How Weather Checked:

Weather at Time of Catch:

Fair, 60 degrees

Before or After Front?

In Front

Moon Phase:

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Not known

Fishing From:

Shore

Witnesses:

Granddad and brother in law

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Berkley Electronic Scale

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

North American Fishing Club, BASS, Operation Bass

Years Fishing:

30

Introduced to Fishing By:

Dad

Sponsors:

None

Favorite Big Bass Book:

Bass Boss

Favorite Big Bass Video:

None

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Roland Martin

Released?

No

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

Significant Factor(s):

I believe this fish was spawning and I threw a large live crawdad on its bed, although I couldn't see the bed

The Story:

I actually picked up my granddad's old fiberglass rod and Johnson Century Reel that was setup for bluegill. Had a split shot and a large bluegill hook on. I could barely pierce the crawdad's tail with the hook, so it was miraculous that I even got a hookset on the fish. With a sandwich in one hand and a rod in the other, I moved around the lake to a spillway, next to deep water. Threw the crawfish in about 5 foot of water, lifted the rod once and saw my line charging towards deep water. When I set the hook, I immediately thought I had a catfish due to the heavy weight of the fish. I knew it was a large bass when it jumped 3 times. I immediately set my drag to where the fish could run if it needed to without breaking my 8 lb. test line. I fought the fish for about 5 minutes before it finally tired and I swung it in to shallow water. I could see the hook was barely holding, so I lipped him quickly. I gave the loudest yell you ever heard and held it up for my granddad and my brother in law to see. Since this was the second 10+ lb largemouth I had caught and I had released the first one, I decided to keep this one for the wall. Took the fish to a taxidermist and it now sits in my entertainment center. Should have taken measurements and a few pictures and got a mount made without killing the fish

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