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Today i was desperate to get some fishing in,and due to flooding and rain for the past week i have been pretty depressed about it. i decided today i was going no matter what, there is a small local lake that i have fished only once and i decided since i knew my normal fishing spots were practically useless i gave it a shot. when i arrived i got my kayak out of my truck and put my rods in the rod holders,some of the things tied on were a 1/2oz jig a big spinner bait,frog etc. a guy fishing from the bank walks over and says " man i hope you arn't planning to use that here, i'm here about everyday and nobody fishes for bass in this lake there ain't any." i told him ah well i will give it a shot anyways. The whole time in the back of my head i was thinking if no one fishes for bass here these fish haven't seen many,if any lures at all! i paddled out and found the first weed bed i could. the water was about 4 foot higher than usual and water clarity was ZERO. i picked up one of my spinning reels spooled with 12lb tufline  and tied on a black buzzbait. first cast it hit the water near the bank and a giant launched a foot at of the water and proceeded to run my drag out faster than any fish has before, i tightened it down a little bit and tried to play her out but the 12lb line just was not enough after about a 1 min of fighting her she jumped shook her head and my line snapped sounding like a 22 rifle, my PB is an 8.5 pound bass and i know for a fact that this fish was atleast a 10+. i screamed out loud in anger but time was ticking. i grabbed another rod from behind me spooled with 50lb powerpro and tied on another buzzbait and proceeded to catch a 7.5, 6.8, 5, and several i didn't weigh that were around 3-4 pounds each. i cannot wait to get off work tomorrow and head back. this is not a managed or private lake, just a 55 acre city lake that the locals think just to be a catfishin' hole. Boy am i stoaked.

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Congrats on finding a honey hole! Don't let the secret out to the locals that there's other species there, LOL!

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Haha don't worry i'm not, the people around here eat EVERYTHING they catch, so i am not telling anyone.All they will see is a bigger fillet.

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You're so lucky. I had a honey hole where I am and now due to excessive social media exposure (pictures my teammates took of the bass they caught) everybody and their mother goes there. Guard that spot with your life!

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You're so lucky. I had a honey hole where I am and now due to excessive social media exposure (pictures my teammates took of the bass they caught) everybody and their mother goes there. Guard that spot with your life!

 

 

 

GaterB is right, the Bucket Fishermen will decimate that little jewel before you knew what hit you.

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I use to live in Tennessee and would catch great fish early in the year on buzz baits. The great thing was, no one else was throwing them! In South Carolina, I have not had the same success. So far this year, I have not had a fish pay any attention to one. I need to keep tossing them! Sounds like you had a great day of fishing!

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I use to live in Tennessee and would catch great fish early in the year on buzz baits. The great thing was, no one else was throwing them! In South Carolina, I have not had the same success. So far this year, I have not had a fish pay any attention to one. I need to keep tossing them! Sounds like you had a great day of fishing!

indeed. everyone who i fish with or around thinks i'm an idiot for throwing big buzzbaits in small local lakes and ponds, that is until i start pulling fish in. Then they want one of mine because they didn't bring any haha too bad. don't call me an idiot and then ask me to help you out.

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sounds like great fishing! I went out early this morning to a small city lake/pond about 15 or 20 acres, unfortunately I didn't bring a boat but I ended up catch 2 3-3/12 pounders within 10 minutes of each other.

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