Sam Kirk Posted February 3 Share Posted February 3 I am in a RV at Disney Fort Wilderness Campground for a month. The fishing for bass is fantastic. I went and purchased a 7' medium rod with fast action. Then I purchased a 5000 size reel. I put. 30 lb. braid 8 strain line. 12 lb. Monofilament leader. I purchased #4 wide gap hooks. Then put a 6" zoom pumpkinseed worm on. I did not peg the 1/16 oz. Bullet sinker. With all oh this I hit the golf cart and went fishing. After fishing for an hour I had a hit. I set the hook and landed the biggest bass I ever caught. After I released him the excitement has me shaking. I never caught a bass this size. I caught a 25" trout back home but this bass was much more fun. Today I lost two bass. I had them almost near me and I lost them. I am use to trout fishing you don't need to set the hook real hard just keep even pressure on the fish. How hard do I need to set the hook on a bass? I am loosing more fish than ever have done. Do you let them take it wait then set it? I am very upset I purchased good stuff and get good hits then loose them. Can anyone please give me some advice on what I must do? 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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