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Kirk R. Armstrong
Corinth, Texas

Weight:

13.30 pounds

Length:

27.50 inches long

Girth:

21.75 wide

Catch Date:

March 9, 1997

Body of Water:

n/a

Lure or Bait Used:

10 inch Worm

Rod Used:

Allstar CRC

Rod Length:

7 foot

Reel Used:

Shimano Calcutta

Line Used:

25 pound Trilene

Scent Used:

Kick 'N Bass

Fish Location Before Catch:

Hump on edge of Creek

Fishing Method Used:

Carolina Rig

Electronics Used:

Lowrance X85

Preparation:

Studied the map and my previous logs and was determined to get myself and my father a Personal Record. Fresh line hooks and rigging went on everything and we were looking for pre spawn areas and fish.

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

Evening News and Internet

Weather at Time of Catch:

Partly Cloudy and Cool.

Before or After Front?

In Front Of.

Moon Phase:

Unknown

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Tie up - no Trolling Motor

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

Father

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Berkley / Hobart

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

Chunk N Wind, Denton, Texas

Years Fishing:

25+

Introduced to Fishing By:

Father

Sponsors:

I have many sponsors, see them at http://www.BucketMouth.com

Favorite Big Bass Book:

Favorite Big Bass Video:

Anything by Homer Circles

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

My Dad

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

www.BucketMouth.com

Significant Factor(s):

Many slow retrieves, letting the CR sit for minutes at a time and fan casting the same area. Electronics greatly helped in locating the fish and showing how they were sitting on the structure.

The Story:

Fish was caught on a standard CR with about a three foot leader and an Owner 4/0 hook. The hook was rigged almost to the end of the worm as well. Slow methodical casting was key. If you moved the bait too much you did not get a bite. The fish was put in the live well and treated with "Keep Alive" so as not to stress her out. The very next cast I made I boated a 9.20, (see photo) After 30 minutes she was measured, photographed and released.

Comments:

This was the BEST fishing day of my life with many large fish being caught...I am proud it was with my father and proud he took the time to take me fishing. I lost him Jan 1, 2001 to Cancer and will have this memory and many like it to pass on and remember him by.

 

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