Farm Pond Lunker

Farm Pond Lunker
8 lb. 4 oz. 24" Largemouth Bass

William McDonough

Lexington KY



I was fishing from the dam on a 2 acre farm pond around 2:00 in the afternoon. I was making short casts with my carrot stick, swimming a 1/2 oz. black and blue football head jig with a super chunk trailer just below the surface, when the huge bass took off with my lure and headed for deeper water. I watched and waited for my rod to load up before setting the hook. As soon as I felt it, I knew it was a nice fish. I was using 30 lb. Spider Wire Stealth braid which allowed me to turn the fish and bring it into the bank within a matter of seconds. I couldn't believe how big it was. I had finally caught my first trophy bass.


Species: Largemouth Bass


Date Caught: 03/21/2012

Kept / Released: Released


Region of Catch: Region 2

Length: 24

Weight: 8

Lure / Bait used: Lure | black with blue flakes 1/2 0z. football head jig w/ a craw trailer

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