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2017 was not a good "big fish" year for me. I caught lots of fish in the 4lb range but only two that broke the 5lb mark. I bass fish a whole lot, I spend a ton of time on the water, and usually I run into a couple big ones throughout the year because of that.

 

Long story short, on Saturday, I caught my biggest bass of 2017, a 6-15. I caught it on a crappie jig on 6lb test, fishing vertically over a school of crappie, in 15FOW. And I hooked her in the pectoral fin (the one beside the gill). I have no idea what happened or how it happened, but I'm almost positive she didn't try to eat a crappie that was chasing my bait, because she was on there when I picked it up off the bottom to bring the jig up into the school. No idea at all on how the hook didn't tear out and we managed to get the fish in the net, but I'll take it!

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This fish was filled out and pretty too!

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Don’t ya just hate it when that happens?  Personally I’d never ‘fess up; just grin and show the pic! Great fish by the way!

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Sweet. Maybe keep a crappie pole in your tournament boat 

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I always catch a big bass or 2 in the winter while crappie fishing. Nice work! 

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There's that Mojo Again ~ 

Nice Fatty

Congrats

:smiley:

A-Jay

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Beautiful Fish. Be proud you got it. 

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I know several guys that have caught hawgs while crappie fishing.  Good job getting it in the boat!

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Congrats, that's a nice Bass!

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Nice! Nothing beats time on the water. You were overdue for a bass like that.

 

p.s. - I have a buddy who has access to a private community pond. A couple of December's back he caught three largemouth over 21" on crappie jigs over the course of a week and a half (if I remember correctly). They may eat more forage that size during the winter than we expect.

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Nice fish!  We all have a dry spell with the big ones now and then.

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Sweet........take it anyway you can!

 

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15 hours ago, fishballer06 said:

Beautiful fish. Stonewall?

Anna. I'm back home on break.

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I hook some in the sides on jigging spoons every winter. I think they miss the bait on the fall and their momentum carries them over the top of bait, then it gets them next time I lift it. Just a possibility on how it could happen. The base of those fins are surprisingly tough. She's obviously been eating good!

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It drives me loco when the crappie fishermen a the ramp tell me about the giant bass they caught .I'm beginning to think they are pulling my leg .

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I'LL TAKE HER ANY DAY!  big girls do feed on crappie. I have been watching , looked to me as you had a great year young man , congrats!! 

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Just noticed your post and for a moment thought you may have gotten engaged!!!!!

 

Beautiful catch.

 

And as stated above, just tell everyone you caught a monster and here is the photo to prove it.

 

Happy New Year!

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Nice fish, great pic!

 

:party-066:

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