My biggest largemouth- At night!

Tom Warren

Ham Lake MN

I had just got on the lake at about sunset and started fishing topwaters in a bay. After over an hour, no hits, and almost an hour after sunset, I was going to go home. But I knew there was a good stretch of shoreline right ahead of me and I had caught bass there after dark. I rigged up another rod with a big spinnerbait and fired away. I made a cast parallel to our neighbors dock. I cranked the handle a couple of times and this fish loaded on. Well I hadn't been expecting to be out this late so I didn't have my night-fishing equipment, including my flashlight. I couldn't see this fish but I knew it was huge. I tried to swing it on board but it was too heavy. I reached down, pinned it against the side of the boat, and then picked it up. My biggest largemouth ever!!!

Species: Largemouth Bass

Date Caught: 08/17/2012

Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 20.5

Weight: 5

Lure / Bait used: Lure | 3/4 oz, black body, orange blade Spinnerbait

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