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C.R. (Butch) Gayle
Plains, TX

Weight:

14.58 pounds

Length:

26 inches

Girth:

21inches round

Catch Date:

February 9, 2000

Body of Water:

O.H. Ivie, Texas

Lure or Bait Used:

Waterdog

Rod Used:

Berkley

Rod Length:

6 Foot

Reel Used:

Abu Garcia Pro Max

Line Used:

85 pound test Spiderwire, 25 pound Triple Fish leader

Scent Used:

None

Fish Location Before Catch:

I was fishing in 27 foot of water near a near an old fence line.

Fishing Method Used:

Carolina rig

Electronics Used:

Motor Guide trolling motor

Preparation:

During the middle of the night, I had a dream that Bobbie caught the lake record. I woke her up and told her about the dream and asked if she wanted to go to the lake. We got dressed and left at 2:30 A.M.

Check Weather?

No

How Weather Checked:

Weather at Time of Catch:

34 m.p.h. winds, very gusty

Before or After Front?

In front of

Moon Phase:

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Lowrance depth finder

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

My wife, Bobbie

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

None

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

Yes

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

None

Years Fishing:

44 years

Introduced to Fishing By:

Started fishing with buddy

Sponsors:

Favorite Big Bass Book:

Bass Master

Favorite Big Bass Video:

Doug Hannon's Videos

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Bobbie Gayle

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

www.worldrecordbass.com/hof.asp?ID=9

Significant Factor(s):

The wind was blowing just right to drift through a cut in the fence line that we had studied and had caught several good fish from. I suppose the waterdog looked pretty good to the fish going at that speed, because we were moving.

The Story:

Bobbie had just broke one off and she reeled in to retie her line. Then the fish bit, I set the hook and with the wind blowing so hard I just brought her in thinking I had a tree limb on with a fish. When she jumped, Bobbie saw her and just said she had never seen a fish that big and not to loose her. Bobbie netted this one, we usually lip them, and weighed her. She went over 14 pounds so we headed in and took her to the Marina.

Comments:

She was released to the ShareLunker Program in Athens, Texas where we found out that she was their long awaited #300 entry. She was doing fine for over a year when the thermostat broke on her tank and she died when the water got too hot.

 

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