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Broke New Rod Curse In A Big Way!

Broke New Rod Curse In A Big Way!
smallmouth 7.2 lbs liberty reservoir , md


justin rousey


sykesville md

I'm a year round angler who goes with a multi species approach to my outtings. I was catching walleyes early on in the morning but the fishing shut off after an hour of hot action. I walked up the bank to a steep point where is a nice rockpile. I had set my slip float at ten feet and when it drifted to about 20 ft from the bank, my float went under and I set the hook. The fish ran back towards the bank and was darting left to right and I was pleased to see the size of this bronze beauty. After a few pictures I returned it back to the water. I was more pleased to have this as the first fish on a new rod and reel.




Species: Smallmouth Bass

Date Caught: 02/06/2012

Kept / Released: Released


Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 28"

Weight: 7

Lure / Bait used: Bait | shiner

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