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1,113 Giant Bass - On Buzzbaits (Cool Article)

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Some of you may have seen this, but this is my first time stumbling across this very interesting article about a fella in Georgia, who consistently hunts giant bass using primarily a selection of buzzbaits.   

 

Enjoy. 

 

http://www.gon.com/fishing/1113-giant-bass-and-counting

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The man can fish the heck out of a buzzbait.

 

And why is it that I don't fish them again ? ? ? ?

 

Oh I remember now, because I'm a spaz.

 

A-Jay

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WOW!

 

Great article.

 

 

 

 

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I posted this or referred to Pat Cullen a while back in a

thread RW started on high-end reels.

 

Excellent article, proves the worth of an Ugly Stik, LOL

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That was incredible. Thanks for sharing.

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Loved fishing buzzbaits in FL.  At night they were "heart attack" baits, especially when they got hit right next to the boat.  Worked well on Okeechobee and the canals in the Everglades.  Caught 20-25 2-3 lb bass on one canal on a windy day.  Running them across the openings in the levees skipping across the tops of the waves.  Nothing like this gentleman but still a great day.

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That is a crazy cool read!!! I love guys who prove you dont need a 620 or 300verado to catch fish!

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I remember Bassmaster doing a article on this about 5 years ago along with a guy from Florida catching numbers of 18 lb+ bass. I put both in "it's too good to be true file".

Doubting Thomas

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Seems like location, location, location to me.....but then again we've had that big, long discussion before. :Idontknow:

 

-T9

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1. Sounds lime that gentleman who posted on thd general discussion board about how he is a better fisherman than anyone and that fishing the spawn is bad.

2. 40 years ago he cant afford a flashlight when his lamp fell in lake...but he has a scale to measure 92 pounds of fish in one night (unless he kept all 92 pounds in his small boat and weighed them at market)?

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1. Sounds lime that gentleman who posted on thd general discussion board about how he is a better fisherman than anyone and that fishing the spawn is bad.

2. 40 years ago he cant afford a flashlight when his lamp fell in lake...but he has a scale to measure 92 pounds of fish in one night (unless he kept all 92 pounds in his small boat and weighed them at market)?

 

Well, since he's an accountant, I assume he's capable of doing basic addition...

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Seems like location, location, location to me.....but then again we've had that big, long discussion before. :Idontknow:

 

-T9

 

Also "time on task" -- "as many as" 320 nights a year, and he sometimes stays for 16 hours?   In about 15 such nights, he will have done more fishing than I can manage in an average year.

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Well, since he's an accountant, I assume he's capable of doing basic addition...

The scale is the issue, not whether or not he can add.

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Thank you for posting this article,it was very good!I find it refreshing to read about a trophy bass fisherman that doesn't need expensive gear to catch a bass.Being persistent and having the right tactics will help a fisherman catch more big bass than just having fancy reels and rods.

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Pat fished around where I live. I didn't know him, but my brothers friend knew him well. Sadly he passed last year.

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Pat fished around where I live. I didn't know him, but my brothers friend knew him well. Sadly he passed last year.

That's sad to hear.

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Pat fished around where I live. I didn't know him, but my brothers friend knew him well. Sadly he passed last year.

 

Bummer! Seemed like a good guy.

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I don't fish buzzbaits- NEVER EVER  Black on Black -never would I

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I believe that he actually caught that many... I have to applaud the guy for making the most of his personal situation!  Sounds like he knew what he wanted to do and did it to the best of his ability!  I've gotta say, I wouldn't stay satisfied doing it but boy does that all sound awesome.  

If you've ever had the privilege of fishing a loaded pond at night that doesn't get much pressure, has lots of "big" fish...  You could see how this would be possible...  If he has multiple bodies of water that he cycles through... and spends even 8 hours a night fishing for big ones....  Shoot I think he could do it. 

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"His quart-sized Tupperware container “tackle box” contained about a dozen buzzbaits, all black."

 

Can't help but admire the simplicity.

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"His quart-sized Tupperware container “tackle box” contained about a dozen buzzbaits, all black."

 

Can't help but admire the simplicity.

I wish I could keep it that simple but I'd probably start hyperventilating on the way to the lake if I didn't have at least 100 pounds of gear and a dozen rods with me  :dazed-7:

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It's hammer, hammer and stay hammering. The big gals will show up sooner or later. I'm saying every body of water has bigger bass.

16hrs of fishing he's into the second shift with black Buzz baits? After the feed at dusk they turn on again around 9/10pm. When the place settles down.

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