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I went out this morning to a local lake that I've given up on many times before. I just wanted to get some time in with a couple of lures that I don't throw much due to lack of patience/success in the past. So I started the morning fishing begrudgingly from the get-go.
     Trying to make the best of it I threw the whopper plopper and senko on and off for a half hour. Nothing. Next half hour was going to be dedicated to my new midnight special spinnerbait. Nothing. So now I have to get my new zman chatterbait some water time. I've tried a strike king chatterbait before with zero results but I've wanted it to work so bad. So after about 20 casts in all different directions I let it sink and I thought I snagged bottom about 15 feet out maybe 6 feet deep. But the line was tight and started to run to the left so I set the hook and after a couple minutes of fearing my line would snap, I landed my new personal best at 5 pounds even. She had what looked like a bass tail sticking out of her throat partially decomposed. A good fight for certain but I am kinda bummed that I didn't really want to be out there too much before that fish. I almost feel like it wasn't deserved. I left about 20 minutes later feeling pretty excited though.

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Nice hawg.

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Thanks. I forgot to add this info: 60 deg air, maybe 70~ or more water temp, murky with one-three ft visibility, 3/8 oz white zman with the included split tail trailer.

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Nice Bass

Congrats

A-Jay

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Nice work nice gut on her. Some times it takes some work to get bites. I have had up and down success with chatterbaits. Sometimes its all i can get bit on, and i have also found that the color of the trailer (i use paddle tail swimbaits as trailers) makes a difference. I have 2 white chatterbaits (one with gold blade with some black specs on it, one silver blade in white skirt). I also have a green chatterbait with silver blade. all my success is with the green one. No luck what so ever on the white ones. Nice versatile bait! 

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Great little story...you might not feel you deserved it but now it will keep you coming back for more.  Thanks for sharing.

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Nice catch.  Congrats.

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Congratulations on your new pb!

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Nice fish and good story! You put the time in, you didn't give up, you kept trying different lures and the end result is a nice fish that you earned and deserved! Congratulations!

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Congrat on yr PB, you deserved it.

Glad to hear story like this, it help me keep going as well and one day I will get a bass on lures that never caught anything before. I have used many many kind of lures and believe me a lot of them never seen a bite before.

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Congrats on your PB! That fish is a stud. Also kudos for staying patient and to keep grinding for a bite. I would definitely say your patience was rewarded. :)

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