It was my night off, and my girlfriend and I decided to try some dusk topwater action in a local gravel pit about 80 acres in size. We trolled out to a prominent island surrounded by partially submerged trees from this spring's rains. On our way out, we noticed lots of baitfish getting chased to the top by attacking bass. We knew the bite should have been on! By the time we got to our destination, the water was glass calm. This at first made me skeptical of an aggressive topwater bite, but I started tossing a bluegill pattern Lucky Craft Sammy anyway. After getting a few small strikes and some fish getting unpinned, I finally made the perfect cast to the edge of the island where a small point intersected with a tree line in the water. Two twitches of the rod, and BAM! The absolute biggest topwater explosion I've witnessed firsthand. The battle was on, and the beast stripped line even with my drag set pretty tight(30 lb power pro in use). After about a 40 second tussle, I was able to lip it and get it into the boat. She measured to almost 22", an absolute trophy for Iowa waters. My biggest bass to date, and on a topwater bait, no less! One that I will never forget.
Species: Largemouth Bass
Date Caught: 07/01/2013
Kept / Released: Released
Region of Catch: Region 1
Lure / Bait used: Lure | Bluegill, 4.5" Lucky Craft Sammy