10 Pounder - Caught w/Texas-Rigged Plastic Worm!
by Brandon C.
(Orlando, FL, USA)
Huge 10 Pounder!
I was fishing from the bank of my local park one evening and I was having pretty good success for the most part. I was catching medium sized largemouth bass on the "dead sticking" method.
Then on one of my last casts, I launch my bait way out into the middle of the lake. I let it sink for about 8-10 seconds and when I raised my rod tip, I seriously thought I was stuck in some algae (the lake has some pretty unruly foliage on the bottom).
I start to reel in with disappointment and after a few cranks, I feel some huge tugs on the line so I jerk back and set the hook just in case. As soon as I did, that big bass went crazy! I was in pure shock.
I started to reel but it seemed like it wasn't budging, so I just sat there and let him tire himself out. After about 30 seconds of pure adrenaline, I then dragged him to shore in even more disbelief.
He was huge! I could barely pick him up for this photo! Definitely the biggest largemouth bass I have ever caught!