An evening lunker

An evening lunker
7.5lb Pre-spawn large mouth!

Tony Lenzi

Indiana Pennsylvania



I was fish a Rapala Rippin' Rap a great early spring lipless crank bait. It was in fire tiger a suitable color for the slightly stained water. I wanted a lure that would really grab the attention of these post winter lethargic bass. So as any good angler would do I was slow rolling it of a rocky point jetting out from the bank. Right as the sun started to dip behind the trees it felt as if my lure was caught on a brick wall so I set the hook. To my surprise there was a nice chunky bass on the end of my line. The great accomplishment about this is its my largest bass to date and I caught it in a generally slow period of time of year to entice nice bass.


Species: Largemouth Bass

Date Caught: 03/17/2013


Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 5

Length: 26


Weight: 7

Lure / Bait used: Lure | Fire tiger 1/2 oz Rapala rippin rap

Recommended for You

Pike & Muskie

Best Drive-To Pike Waters

Gord Pyzer

Some of Canada's best pike waters are within driving distance.

Panfish

Dock Shooting Crappies

Matt Straw - July 03, 2018

Catch those weary crappie with this technique!

Bass

Rigging Soft Bass Baits Correctly

Matt Straw - May 15, 2018

Balance is the goal when tipping jigs with trailers.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Room Full of New Gear from L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean's Jeff Miller shares a room-full of new gear for 2020 with Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

Frigid Water Smallmouths

Doug Stange swims jigs with precision for frigid-water smallmouths.

New 4-Liter Dry Creek Gear Pouch from Simms

Outdoor Sportsman Group writer Lynn Burkhead gets new product details from Simms Fishing Product's John Frazier about the new waterproof 4-Liter Dry Creek Gear Pouch.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Catfish

The Best Catfish Rigs

In-Fisherman - January 11, 2018

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is...

Bass

Largemouth Bass Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Dr. Rob Neumann - January 22, 2017

Check out this Largemouth Bass Length To Weight Conversion Chart, a simple and accurate...

Pike & Muskie

How To Catch Pike In Spring

Dan Johnson - April 26, 2016

Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at...

See More Stories

More Master Angler

Master Angler

Great Day

August 23, 2013

Jesse Date Rosemount MN Great day of fishing with my father. Species: Hybrid Striped...

Master Angler

Musky Rage!

September 17, 2013

Christopher Pereira Hopatcong New Jersey ...had the whole lake to myself...cloud cover,...

Master Angler

51-inch Musky

August 23, 2013

Alan Jensen Tekamah Nebraska 51-inch Musky caught on August 4, 2013 on Man lake near

See More Master Angler

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×