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Can anyone share what it felt like to catch a double digit bass? My biggest was 6.4lbs and it was pretty much a blur lol. I iust remember throwing out the june bug colored curly tail worm and i felt a thump just after it hit the water. I was on the phone, just about to head out and my friend told me all i kept saying was “omg omg omg this bass is huge, omg omg omg”. Just wanted to hear some stories about your moments. 

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Wish I could tell ya. I fell 3 ounces short and was pumping my fists and gritting my teeth like I just hit a walkoff in the World Series. Afterwards I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. 

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Doesn't really settle in at first . . . . . till you put er on the scale!  Then after my 3rd, 4th and so on its like blah.  

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20 minutes ago, Jar11591 said:

Wish I could tell ya. I fell 3 ounces short and was pumping my fists and gritting my teeth like I just hit a walkoff in the World Series. Afterwards I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. 

That must of been amazing lol. I wanna catch one close to double digits so bad. 

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One of my happiest moments in bass fishing was when I caught my first double digit bass from land in public waters in my home state. Have caught other double digit bass and plan on catching more as time passes but I am more focused on catching as many species of black bass (and other species of fish) at this moment in time.

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1 minute ago, DINK WHISPERER said:

Doesn't really settle in at first . . . . . till you put er on the scale!  Then after my 3rd, 4th and so on its like blah.  

IT'S LIKE BLAH??? If I ever think a 10+ lber "is like blah" I'll break all my rods and flush all my lures down the pot. 

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 There's some very good sticks in the BR membership who have 'several' DD fish to their credit including some well into the "Teener" category.   Rarefied Air for sure.

I've only caught a handful, none past 12 lbs and all caught south of the border. 

 But what always strikes me is the sheer size - just so thick & deep; and love those bugged out eyes.

 As for the fight a few bull dogged very hard.  Enough to know that there was a chance it was a huge fish without seeing it.  But I've caught plenty of 8's & 9's that really pulled just as hard or even harder - and it seems the not quite DD's jump more.  DD's still totally jump but sometimes it more of a wallow than a complete catapult out of the drink. 

 My DD fish came on an assortment of baits - in order of there catch - a 1 oz spinnerbait in 25ft, a 3/4 oz Rattlebait in 12 ft., a 1 oz black & blue jig with a 7 inch Senko trailer in 20 ft, a 1/2 scrounger with a white magnum fluke trailer in 8 ft, and a 1 oz fotball jig with a 10 inch bull worm trailer in 30 ft.   

Here's a clip of the release of my first one - I was fishing with just my guide Geno (who doesn't speak English but is a Rock'n guide) If I look & sound a little pumped up, it's because I was a little pumped up ! 

btw - I was fishing for big fish only -and she was The Only fish I got that day.

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9 oz short of 10 lbs. The sheer power is what spiked my adrenaline through the roof and then when I got her close enough to see her huge form in the water my knees were bout to give out lol

The massive mouth and belly when I got her out stands out in my mind. I smiled about it for days and would randomly pull my phone out to look at a picture of her lol just don't tell my wife. 

 

I can't wait to catch one over 10! 

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Can't help you there. All my double digits are after the decimal point.

 

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My biggest was 8-03 and I thought it was a big catfish until my son saw it.  It never jumped.  When I saw it my heart literally almost burst out of my chest.....lol

 

I can't imagine one 25% bigger. 

 

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Can’t tell you. But I can tell you what it’s like to lose one at the boat after your dad missed the lip twice

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58 minutes ago, Bassin' Brad said:

IT'S LIKE BLAH??? If I ever think a 10+ lber "is like blah" I'll break all my rods and flush all my lures down the pot. 

Sorry, I've caught a few in my day haha. Biggest was 11lb 3oz. 

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23 minutes ago, GReb said:

Can’t tell you. But I can tell you what it’s like to lose one at the boat after your dad missed the lip twice

Ouch.

 

When I caught my 9. My cousin had to lip it, I remember when I was pulling up along side the boat I said “if you miss this fish I’m throwing you overboad”. I’m pretty sure I would have kept my word had he missed.

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My biggest is 7.2 and I freaked out when I felt the pure strength  and power of that fish and after it tail walked I may have been on some type of natural, spirit of the wild type of high. I have only had one bass fight harder and that was one around 6.75lbs. Can't imagine what it's gonna be like to catch a 10lb northern strain. 

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Pretty much like @A-Jay described, the sheer size is shocking!

 

Then the adrenaline kicks in, ya start wondering

"is she hooked good?" 

"Don't jump... please!

 

Ya don't lip these, it's a fist full, & ya thinking "don't shake!"

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Catt said:

Pretty much like @A-Jay described, the sheer size is shocking!

 

Then the adrenaline kicks in, ya start wondering

"is she hooked good?" 

"Don't jump... please!

 

Ya don't lip these, it's a fist full, & ya thinking "don't shake!"

 

 

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I hope one day i can actually land one of these big girls. Like i said my biggest so far was only 6.4 and i already blanked out during it lol. I have no clue how i would react if i caught one 10 or bigger lol

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2 hours ago, flywall99 said:

That must of been amazing lol. I wanna catch one close to double digits so bad. 

You live in Florida. Be patient and that double digit bass well come. I have caught several in the double digits and my personal best being over 12lbs. You will have a feeling of self satisfaction when you especially catch them all on artificial baits and putting everything to gather that you have learned. Hope that was motivational. Sometimes luck has a lot to do with it:cheer:

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My biggest is a 8lb9oz fish that came on a plastic worm in 1989. I was fishing by myself. When I brought that fish in, I remember standing there in awe of this fish, my heart beating fast! I can only imagine what it's like to catch a DD bass. I'm still trying for one too

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11 hours ago, Bassin' Brad said:

IT'S LIKE BLAH??? If I ever think a 10+ lber "is like blah" I'll break all my rods and flush all my lures down the pot. 

Exactly. That's like saying sex is blah after doing it a few times.

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14 minutes ago, Arlo Smithereen said:

Exactly. That's like saying sex is blah after doing it a few times.

Great, now I can't get the picture of an 11 lb LMB in a cheerleader outfit in the back of my '72 Chevy Vega...

I fish mostly in the northeast and mid atlantic, and I've been fortunate enough to catch a few DD bass. I find right about 8 lbs, I get excited , the exact weight I'm not to concerned with. 

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I caught 5 fish between 9-0 & 9-8 before I got my first DD. I was feeling snake bit because 9's really make you think you have scored your first DD until the scale tells you otherwise. When i caught my first DD I had a wave of relief & satisfaction knowing I had finally achieved every fisherman's dream. 

 

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My first 9lber/9-2

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4 hours ago, Arlo Smithereen said:

Exactly. That's like saying sex is blah after doing it a few times.

🤣 I live in FL buddy . . . . that's how we roll in the dirty South. 

 

Wondering when y'all will realize I'm just kidding. DDs never get old come on guys really?! 

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15 hours ago, Jar11591 said:

Wish I could tell ya. I fell 3 ounces short and was pumping my fists and gritting my teeth like I just hit a walkoff in the World Series. Afterwards I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. 

Pfffft that bass was a bluegill in the belly away from being 10. Counts all the same in my book. 

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22 minutes ago, Glaucus said:

Pfffft that bass was a tilapia** in the belly away from being 10. Counts all the same in my book. 

 

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