A Mother's Day Gift

Sarah Wilson

Columbia MO

Just a week before mother's day my husband and I were sitting on the sofa talking about how much we need to get a hook in the water. I told him that Izxf678u87 wanted to catch a Large mouth bass that i could stick my whole head in it's mouth. We then settled for watching youtubes of professionals reeling in giant fish one after the other. We watched one video on using plastic lures which we don't often use. In the video he said, "I only fish with plastics, it's all i need." So we then rushed to Bass Pro to find some fishing gear for the following weekend. Mother's Day...most Mom's want a pedicure and flowers. I prefer a bass boat on a lake. I did get my pedicure that morning though ;) Once I got my son to sleep and he was safe in Nana's care we went down to fish for the remaining hour of daylight we had. We were catching small stuff here and there but nothing great. Then we went to the edge of the pond for a couple more "last minute casts". That's when I hooked him. My Dad was fishing off the bank just down the way and looked over to see my beauty jump in the air and show off his size. We all looked at each other and froze. My Dad came running over and I started working on landing this bass. Once I wore him down a bit he settled in some lily pads near the land. He was frozen. I tried pulling him up but not even a wiggle came. That's when I thought i'd lost him and I was snagged. We sat and worked for about 15 minutes until finally he wiggled and we all once again got excited. I would pull and pull and it felt like he wouldn't even move. My husband tried netting him with no luck. We then decided to clear some debris that was caught on the line to try and lighten the load. My husband pulled back one layer and caught glimpse of my bass' eye. We then netted him and rushed to land holding tightly to him to be sure he wouldn't jump out. It was the best Mother's Day gift I could have received.

Species: Largemouth Bass

Date Caught: 05/12/2012

Kept / Released: Kept

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 22-1/2

Weight: 8

Lure / Bait used: Lure | 10'' brown and orange Plastic Worm

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