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The Record Catch

The Record Catch

Austin Hronich

West Des Moines  Iowa



After work one night I got invited to a bonfire next to gravel pit. So I brought my pole and fished for 20 min. I tried live bait but I couldn't see the bobber. So I switched to a spinning rig with a jig on it. After about 7 casts I felt a hit, it wasn't the biggest hit ever but it was noticeable, set the hook and started reeling in. Not knowing what I had caught until it hit the shore. I thought it was a bass because it had a big belly.(this was at 9:30 at night so we couldn't see, we also didn't have lights) I shinned my light on it and I was astonished! Everyone rushed over and started cheering. I felt like a hero! It gave me such a rush I couldn't stop thinking about it! After we measured the owner determined that it indeed was a new record!

Species: Crappie (Black or White)

Date Caught: 05/18/2013




Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 17 inches


Weight:

Lure / Bait used: Lure |

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