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Hook2Jaw

New guy with a new pb!

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Hi guys, I've been lurking these forums for quite some time and actually set up my account early last week.  I started to post a greeting and thank you all for the excellent content posted here but it just didn't feel right until Friday, at 3 PM, after working through some new techniques that I'd never tried before.

 

I've always been primarily a finesse style fisherman, and I'm really big on my spinning reels and weightless senkos styled worms.  Friday, I decided to try out casting jigs.  I'm familiar with weighted Texas rigs, so I applied every retrieval technique I could come up with throughout the day and caught many dinks and a nice three pounder.

 

Then, I casted deep where the old creek channel of the pond I was fishing in cut through before it was dammed up.  My Booyah Bankroll Jig in Money with a YUM Craw Chunk in Craw settled to the bottom and I gave my bait two subtle pops with my rod to emulate a crawfish darting.  I reeled my slack.

 

The dinks had been producing the machine gun tictictic all day.  This time, there was a solid thump.  I leaned into my hookset and after what felt like minutes, but was probably less than one, I landed my first double digit bass.

 

10 pounds, 5 ounces on the scale.

 

I now fully believe in the power of the jig.

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Welcome aboard, and congrats!

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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new personal best bass.

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Welcome to BR & the 10lb club. 

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Way to start out on the forum. Congrats on the trophy.

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Nice fish, great pic!

 

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~ 

Congrats on the New Personal Best.

She's a Tank !

:smiley:

A-Jay

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Hell  of a first post!  👍

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Thanks everyone!  It's nice to feel welcome.

 

2 hours ago, Dwight Hottle said:

Welcome to BR & the 10lb club. 

It feels good man, I've fished since I could hold a pole, but really got serious last spring and I've been an every weekend machine since.  I've lost several fish in the dd size range since that point and finally landing this one..  I was just so content after the catch that I just sat down on the bank and appreciated the moment for a good five minutes. 

 

19 minutes ago, NHBull said:

Hell  of a first post!  👍

I've always enjoyed writing and I'll do my best to lay out a few more fishing stories as I come upon them!

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Welcome to BR!

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Congratulations on the new DD PB and welcome to BR!   

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Congrats on that beauty! I hope to catch one like that someday!

 

And welcome to the forums.

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Welcome and nice catch!

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Hello, Welcome and congratulations!!

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

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Thanks again, guys!

13 hours ago, Boomstick said:

Congrats on that beauty! I hope to catch one like that someday!

 

And welcome to the forums.

I'm sure you will.  The only times I've hooked up with big girls has been doing some outlaw fishing in a rarely fished old sand pit beside my local river, and more recently in a hardly fished pond I actually have permission to piddle in. 

 

I still consider two of my river fish in the same league as that big girl just because of how big they were in comparison to the usual.

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35 minutes ago, Hook2Jaw said:

I still consider two of my river fish in the same league as that big girl just because of how big they were in comparison to the usual.

I have one like that. I was fishing on a rowboat with my kids and didn't have a scale, but I caught this smallie on my first cast of the day that was around 20-22" using my arm as a measurement, and pretty fat. There is a chance it was a Vermont state record, but I'll never know.

 

Still though, a 10lb bass is quite impressive. Up here, 10 pounders are like unicorns...

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Welcome! :)

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Welcome! Awesome fish!

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Thanks for sharing I’m sure that was a fun one to catch! Welcome!

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Welcome Home! We're glad you're here.

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Welcome. And congratulations on that bass! I also caught my PB yesterday, pretty close to that size. Based on that one being 10.5, I would say it was around 9.5. ;) If you like using jigs, you should try a zoom lizard. They work like magic...

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welcome. nice fish and tight lines

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