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Willis "SNAGMAN" Beam
Tecumseh, Ontario

Weight:

5 1/2 lbs

Length:

Unknown

Girth:

unknown

Catch Date:

August 17, 2002

Body of Water:

Lake St Clair, Ontario

Lure or Bait Used:

BPS Magnum Tube

Rod Used:

Ghalen Im7

Rod Length:

6 feet 6 inches

Reel Used:

BPS Walleye Special

Line Used:

TripleFish 10lb

Scent Used:

None, I was out of Kick-N-Bass

Fish Location Before Catch:

I was fishing a weedline

Fishing Method Used:

Drifting and dragging my Magnum Tube

Electronics Used:

Eagle Classic

Preparation:

Complete check out of boat..oil..gas..bearing grease check! Changed line on rods..water clarity changed and had been several weeks since last done. Checked backup batteries in GPS. Oh yea, packed a lunch too!

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

Weatherunderground.com and The Weather Channel

Weather at Time of Catch:

Sunny with light winds

Before or After Front?

Behind

Moon Phase:

Unknown

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Stayed on the outside of the weedline and made as long a cast as possible.

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

Don Dupuis

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Berkely Digital

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

None

Years Fishing:

42 years

Introduced to Fishing By:

My Dad

Sponsors:

N/A

Favorite Big Bass Book:

Each fishing book is a great learning tool

Favorite Big Bass Video:

none

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Paul Duclos/Chuck Bauer

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

Significant Factor(s):

Usually in drift&drag thats just what ya do..but I started hopping the tube and sorta sweeping the rod tip slowly. One time on the hop and sweep as the tube was settling towrd the sand the bass took it!

The Story:

I had just got up from having a sit down lunch break, talking with my buddy Don Dupuis about the differences in the bass bite from spring to fall feed and what bass fishing was like out west toward Calgary because he was moving there in the early spring. I checked the knot on my tube and retied it (Wishing I had some Kick-N-Bass garlic scent) and I casted it out letting it bounce into the sand right on the weed edge. When the bass took it I set the hook and the fight was on. A smallmouth bass in open water can't be horsed so I played him up to the boat after about 5 minutes of battle and Don and I did a high five..took a couple pictures and we set him free.

Comments:

I sure wish I had some Kick-N-Bass (garlic) Even though I caught this one without it, that was the only over two pounder we caught that day. I believe in Kick-N-Bass and I believe more smallie pigs would have bit that day with it!

 

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