Sunday, May 23, 2010

Live Bait for Lake Anna Big Bass


Cloudy, Showers and no wind, Water Temperature 74* and Stained.
It has been tough getting on the water before 2am to catch bait for my clients so this morning I picked my client up at 5:30 at High Point and went uplake to catch Gizzard Shad. I only had to throw for about 30 minutes and caught 30 10 to 15 inch Gizz so I decided while I was up there I would pull Water Bugz planner boards around the banks up around Gold Mine Creek. It being overcast I thought we could catch some nice fish feeding shallow. I had just got all my boards out when the 15" shad on my furthest board out closest to the grass line got nervous. Next thing we knew there was a huge swirl and we were hooked up. The fish pulled drag for about 50 yards before I could turn the boat and attempt to catch up to the fish. After about a 10 minute battle we finally got close enough to the fish to see that it was a nice Bass. I noticed the Bass had wrapped itself around a dock piling and was worried it would break off so I took all my clothes off and jumped into the water, swam up under the dock, grabbed the fish and tried to pass it to my client but the line was wrapped too tight around the piling. I bit the line in half and threw the Bass up onto my boat, it hit my trolling motor controller and turned the motor on high bypass, the boat took off and my client had no clue how to control the boat. I climbed up onto the dock butt naked to yell to my client how to cut the motor off then all of a sudden I woke up with my wife Jeanne shaking me in bed telling me that I was dreaming!
Well, it was exciting while it lasted....Actually this fish was caught on July 2nd, 2009 on Lake Biwa , Japan by Manabu Kurita. The fish weighed in at 22-pound, 4-ounces. The bait he used was a live Bluegill.

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