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Paul-Tanner Kuss
Elk Grove, CA

Weight:

16.8 pounds

Length:

29 inches

Girth:

did not measure

Catch Date:

October 8th, 2000

Body of Water:

Rancho Seco, CA

Lure or Bait Used:

3/4.oz Red Craw Rattle Trap

Rod Used:

BPS Extreme

Rod Length:

7 Foot

Reel Used:

Shimano Curado

Line Used:

12lb. Trilene Vanish

Scent Used:

NA

Fish Location Before Catch:

Underwater dam

Fishing Method Used:

Cast deep crank up sides of dam

Electronics Used:

Humming Bird

Preparation:

Double check line, hooks, rods and reels. Think about best lures and where to fish them.

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

Local news

Weather at Time of Catch:

Sunny light east wind

Before or After Front?

In front

Moon Phase:

First Quarter

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Keeping my distance

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

My son Tanner

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Berkely Digital Scale

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

N.A

Years Fishing:

30

Introduced to Fishing By:

Brothers

Sponsors:

ME

Favorite Big Bass Book:

N.A

Favorite Big Bass Video:

Home videos of my sons

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

N.A

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

Significant Factor(s):

Yes!! Go fishing anytime you get a chance. I have spent a heck of a lot of time, with a lot "better" conditions and caught zipp! out at Seco. I have fished full moons, new moons, at night, and "best times". I think this bass was caught because it was weather related, before a front and in the fall.

The Story:

Fishing the underwater dam, in about eight feet of water, casting to twenty-twenty five feet of water. I let it sink, slowly crawl it up to shallow water. After I set the hook, it took about three or four minutes to land it. Took a couple of photos, measured it and weighed it about three times, and got her back in the water.

Comments:

All my fish, trophies or dinks, my sons Tanner, Austin,and Travis are there to share the experience. Thats a lot to handle, and it may "spook" a few, but it's worth it.

 

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