A Perfect Snag Turns Into A Big Largemouth Bass
by Kenneth Zachary
10 Pounds of Snagalicious Largemouth Bass
I was crappie fishing in a Denton, Texas pond with a ultralight 6'5 rod on 6 pound test. I had been catching about 15 fish in an hour for the past couple of weekends fishing a yellow tube on a 1/32 ounce jig head. I had been casting on a submerged tree stump that the fish kept gathering on.
After a few crappie and one slab of a bluegill, I made the usual cast to the stump.
As I began to retrieve, the reel refused to turn and the pole began to bend. Nothing moved. I tugged harder, but it still wouldn't budge.
Right when I was about to clip the line thinking I had snagged the stump, the water exploded and my line peeled off.
People began to gather noticing the battle and the trashing of the fish. Was it a catfish? Or perhaps my record crappie I have been fishing for?
Then, after 15 minutes of fighting and it stripping line, I realized that it had tired out. So I played it in trying to look like a season pro in front of my audience, but in all reality I was feeling like a giddy school girl.
A big old Largemouth Bass. It was a big female about 10-11 pounds. Not very long, but she had the biggest gut I had seen on a bass.
A perfect moment!
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