Friday, April 01, 2011

Ben Fools

Cloudy and Cold, Water temperature 52* and Clear.
Got out real early and caught 12 to 15 inch Gizzard Shad and headed downlake to the Dam to pull 30 foot flats with the big baits. We set out our spread of planner boards well before light and hooked up this hog on the bobber. After Ben fought the fish for 30 minutes we finally boated the fish. I knew it was a Big Un so we got the rest of the lines in and headed for High Point to weigh the fish. She topped the scales at 50 pounds, a new lake record. After taking some pictures we put the fish into my bait tank and rushed her back to where we caught her, Arkansas. April Fools, Bet I got ya! Actually this fish was caught in Arkansas many years ago. The season is upon us now, our hogs on the lake will be feeding for the next 2 months. We catch nice Stripers but none grow near as large as this beast.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

u wish ha ha ha
good luck this year Jim