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Kevin McGrew
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Weight:

9.5 pounds

Length:

25 inches

Girth:

16 inches

Catch Date:

June 1992

Body of Water:

Pond

Lure or Bait Used:

Black/Grape 8 inch worm

Rod Used:

Zebco combo

Rod Length:

Reel Used:

Zebco 202

Line Used:

8 pound test Stren

Scent Used:

none

Fish Location Before Catch:

bottom

Fishing Method Used:

I worked a slow and steady retrieval just off bottom.

Electronics Used:

none

Preparation:

Tied on the worm!

Check Weather?

No

How Weather Checked:

Weather at Time of Catch:

HOT and HUMID

Before or After Front?

Unknown

Moon Phase:

Unknown

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Fishing from the shore.

Fishing From:

Shore

Witnesses:

My grandfather Hank McGrew, and my cousins Eliska McGrew and Laura LeBlanc

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Bathroom and a mini Zebco scale

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

None

Years Fishing:

20 years

Introduced to Fishing By:

My brother

Sponsors:

haaaaa!

Favorite Big Bass Book:

None

Favorite Big Bass Video:

None

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Doug Hannon The Bass Professor

Released?

No

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

Significant Factor(s):

Persistence!

The Story:

I was only fifteen and fishing out of a farm pond. I was upset with my dad for taking my brother flying, so I did what I always did (and still do)...FISH! It was a dog day of summer in South Carolina, really hot and humid. I had been fishing several hours without one bite and was in a bad mood. I was getting ready to leave, and was reeling in my plastic worm slowly off the bottom when it hit. I was so scared he was going to break the line, so I kept just enough tension on to keep him from throwing the hook. At times I thought my rod was going to snap, and he literally went on a tour of the pond. It took me OVER twenty minutes to get him in. I think I might have cried when I finally got him. When I lipped him out of the water the worm hook just fell out because it was barely in.

Comments:

First, it was 9.5, but that was the weight AFTER she had been in my grandpa's freezer for a year. Second, I really wish I had let her go, but I guess nobody would have believed me! (I now bring a camera and scale). I really am against just killing a fish to stick it on your wall even though most of my friends disagree.

 

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