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John Humphreys
Sacramento, California

Weight:

9.75 pounds

Length:

Girth:

Catch Date:

March 6, 2002

Body of Water:

Lake Amador, California

Lure or Bait Used:

Castaic Sinking Trout

Rod Used:

Quantum XL

Rod Length:

6 foot 6 inches

Reel Used:

Lews

Line Used:

20lb test Big Game

Scent Used:

None

Fish Location Before Catch:

Primary lake point relateing to a submerged tree

Fishing Method Used:

Chuckin' and windin'

Electronics Used:

None

Preparation:

Checked all gear. Spooled up with new line. Went to bed early.

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

Internet

Weather at Time of Catch:

Clear and cool, pre-frontal

Before or After Front?

In front of

Moon Phase:

Unknown

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Walk softly carry a big bait

Fishing From:

Shore

Witnesses:

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Certified scale at marina

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

Years Fishing:

15

Introduced to Fishing By:

A School Friend

Sponsors:

Favorite Big Bass Book:

Favorite Big Bass Video:

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Fish Chris Wolfgram

Released?

No

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

Significant Factor(s):

Having confidence in a big swimbait.

The Story:

I arrived at the lake just as the sun was coming up a drove around to find a ideal spot to launch my Float Tube. I parked at the end of a long point and got my tube ready. Before I got into the water I decied to fish a submerged tree directly off the point in deeper water. I also wanted to make sure that my cast control was properly set as this was the first time I was throwing a big swim bait. The first cast went nowhere, but after a re-adjustment me second cast went about ten yards past the tree. As I retrieved it past the tree it got nailed by the fish.

Comments:

Unfortunatly the fish could not be released as it completly swallowed my 8" swim bait. This is the first bass that I have killed in ten years. The next trophy I catch will be relesed and bigger.

 

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