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Tom De Luca
Kendall Park, NJ

Weight:

6.25 Lbs

Length:

20.5

Girth:

18"

Catch Date:

19 February 1997

Body of Water:

Farrington Lake

Lure or Bait Used:

Bomber Model A

Rod Used:

Schmano Stimula Med. action

Rod Length:

66"

Reel Used:

Schmano Curado

Line Used:

Fireline 14lb

Scent Used:

None

Fish Location Before Catch:

Shallow point

Fishing Method Used:

casting

Electronics Used:

Humming bird wide100

Preparation:

Nothing special.

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

Radio.

Weather at Time of Catch:

warm & sunny upper 50s

Before or After Front?

in front

Moon Phase:

Dont know

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Drifting over spot

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

None

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Rapala digital

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

None

Years Fishing:

36

Introduced to Fishing By:

My Grandfather

Sponsors:

Favorite Big Bass Book:

In Persuit of Giant Bass

Favorite Big Bass Video:

None

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

None

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

Significant Factor(s):

Watched the weather for a couple of days before going fishing. We had an exceptionaly warm peiriod of weather in the 60s and it was supposed to rain that night. These temps are unusual for February in New Jersey. The wind was from the south sheltering the northern section of the lake allowing the water to warm on the shallow flats accross from the Dam.

The Story:

I thought bass might move into the shallows looking for warmer water. Water temp was only mid 40s on the main lake but this spot hit 50 around 1:30PM. I felt a couple degrees would make a difference. The water was off colored with about 1 foot visability so I decided to used a hand painted gold bomber model A, casting to shore and slowly working back into deeper water. I had been fishing a Blue/Black Jig-n-pig in deeper water before that with no luck. I decided to change stratagy using the crankbait and targeting shallow points & flats with access to deep water. When the fish hit it felt like I snagged a weed, the fish hardly fought in the cold water and came right to the boat.

Comments:

This is a good bass for the area I fish.I beleave the same strategy used for a 15 lb bass in Southern Calafornia could be used for the biggest bass in a northern lake. Fish dont get to that size without learning a thing or two along the way. I dont consider myself a very good bass fisherman I just enjoy trying the different methods I read about and making them produce. I would say I tend to use the methods that would attract larger bass on average. I dont worry so much about how many bass I catch I try to concentrate more on the qualty of the fish.

 

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