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I often look at a forum for San Diego just to see what's happening down there.  I just saw this:

 

Santee Lakes had their final trout plant of the season this week. Rangers reported on Saturday that fishing had been great for trout and bass. Sally Roberts (pictured) made a huge splash with her catch of a 9 lb 15 oz largemouth bass that she caught while trout fishing. She was fishing PowerBait on a rod and reel combo she got at Walmart for $5, with 4 lb test line, and a #18 treble hook.  Bass are catch and release only at Santee Lakes.

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I guess I'm using the wrong stuff when I visit San Diego!

 

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Wow, that's a great catch.

 

See, bass don't care what rod or reel you use!! :D 

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Time to break out the old Pocket Fisherman!

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1 ounce shy of a double digit...definitely a neat catch

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Tanker. Those bigger fish eluded me when I was there.

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Man almost DD on trout setup, what a surprise. Congrat to her.

The thing is how long it took her to land that bass. I'm worried about the health of that bass and if she gonna be able to spread her gene.

 

BTW, She might got a small trout hooked without knowing it. Same story I hear over and over at DVL where I guy try to catch trout and suddenly got a big bass on the line.🤔

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Wow!  That's a nice fish and so close to a DD you can taste it.  

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This seems to happen fairly often when someone fishing for trout with powerbait hooks and lands a monster largemouth instead. There was a 15.5 pound fish caught in California back in January by a guy fishing for trout with powerbait and 4lb test. Makes me wonder if the bass didn't see a trout distracted by colorful morsel and in their attempt to suck up the trout, got the powerbait instead (or maybe both). 

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Anytime I hear one of these stories, I think of this monster.  This is a small reservoir that I fished a ton growing up and where I caught my first musky.  This was caught around the opening of trout season.  Obviously, this is not a hatchery brown trout.  

 

I believe the fish measured nearly 50'.  Lots to talk about re: handling a massive prespawn musky, but that conversation aside, there is no way any of these guys expected this thing taking a wax worm, and absolutely no way they could expect to land that on ultra light trout gear and 6lb mono.  I have no idea what line class records exist for musky, but that's one hell of a feat on cheap ultralight spinning gear, that line, and likely a size 12 bait holder hook.  

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On 3/9/2018 at 3:22 PM, BASS302 said:

I often look at a forum for San Diego just to see what's happening down there.  I just saw this:

 

Santee Lakes had their final trout plant of the season this week. Rangers reported on Saturday that fishing had been great for trout and bass. Sally Roberts (pictured) made a huge splash with her catch of a 9 lb 15 oz largemouth bass that she caught while trout fishing. She was fishing PowerBait on a rod and reel combo she got at Walmart for $5, with 4 lb test line, and a #18 treble hook.  Bass are catch and release only at Santee Lakes.

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I guess I'm using the wrong stuff when I visit San Diego!

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Roberts for catching a 9 pound, 15 ounce trophy bass from public waters from land. Most men will spend their whole lifetime bass fishing and never catch a bass of this size. 

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