Long Bass From Unknown Pond on State Game Lands
June 25, 2013
A buddy I had not seen for a while wanted to meet up and go fishing one day at a pond he heard about on state game lands. The pond is used mainly for duck hunting. I arrived at the pond first and was not sure I was even at the right place. It better resembled a swamp than a pond. I grabbed my rods and headed toward the "pond". The pond was filled with more weeds than water and very shallow.As I make my way to the bank I see what looked like nice fish sitting there so I staying about 10 foot back from the bank so not to spook him. I casted well beyond the fish and brought the 3" Gary Yamamoto Senko closer and let it drop. I made several small twitches to get the lure a little closer when the bass noticed it and attacked. The battle was short and when I grabbed the fish I could tell it was a good fish in length but was very skinny. The fish ended up going 22" and weight 4 pounds even. I got some pictures and released the fish to fight another day.
Species: Largemouth Bass
Date Caught: 06/15/1982
Kept / Released: Released
Region of Catch: Region 1
Lure / Bait used: Lure | green/white 3" Senko Gary Yamamoto