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Since retiring Mrs Mike and I full time in a motor home and currently we're on the east coast of Florida. 

We got a new neighbor last March who lives in Canada but spends the winters down here. 

He bought a 18ft skiff and wanted to go bass fishing for the first time. 

Since Stick Marsh was only 30 min from us we made a plan to go.

As we were driving around I saw an area I wanted to try but there were 2 boats too close to it so we kept going as I don't like crowding someone off a spot, but I kept an eye on them. 

They were both throwing sq bill's but after not catching anything for 45 min they left.

I told my neighbor that I have a hunch about that area and wanted to try it out for a few minutes. 

 

I set him up with a wacky rig and myself with a Fat Max ribbon tail rigged on 14# Sniper with a 3/16 tungsten weight as I immediately found that we were over a submerged grass flat in 7 fow. 

 

It must have been fairly heavy as I kept getting hung up so I tighten the drag a bit and made a few long casts keeping an eye on him as he kept reeling too fast. 

 

After about 1/2 doz casts, working that worm through the grass it just felt different. 

I set the hook and just knew I had something special. 

She started to come up but no matter what I did she jumped clean out of water and my heart rate went up. 

All I remember about that was my boater let out a groan and said "What do I do?? What do I do??" I yelled "reel your line in and stay where you are"!!

 

When she got within 5 ft of us she went straight down and dived under the boat. 

I thought the rod was gonna break but then I remembered I tightened the drag earlier and didn't back it off!

As soon as I did she came straight up and jumped again!

 

I said get the net! but he didn't have one!!

He leaned over the side and said "I'll get it". 

I said in as calm a voice as I could "NO! Leave her."

Anyway, I lipped her in and as I was pulling her up, she kept coming out.!!

 

She was 11.34 and the prettiest fish I ever saw. 

He grabbed his camera as I left mine in the truck, but before I let her go I kissed her on the head, thanked her, wished her well and she was gone. 

 

He said he would send me the pictures but 2 days later he left for Canada again. 

It took 2 weeks to track him down and when I did he said he would send them. 

Anyway, finally after 2 months of unanswered calls and sincere begging he finally did. 

 

This is the best picture but doesn't do her justice. 

 

 

Mike

 

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Great Bass ~ 

Congrats

:smiley:

A-Jay

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Nice bass! Congratulations @Mike L! 😎

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:clap: That is a massive bass. Truly a trophy. 

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You ever want to know what it feels like to be on the other end of a "Taken" movie? Take a picture of a bass fisherman's 10lbs+ catch then leave town... we will find you! 

 

Great story!! Great fish!! 

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Congrats on a great Stick Marsh trophy Mike. 

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Nice!!!  I’ve been making the 1,300 mile drive to the Stick Marsh the past couple years,  maybe next year I’ll get one like that beauty! 

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Took my sunglasses off at that one. Mercy

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Wowsers. A beauty, Mike! Congrats!

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Thanks Fellas!

It was a good day!

 

 

 

 

Mike

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That is a good photo of a huge bass!

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WOW! great fish. what a fight, bet it was fun.nice pic!

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