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1 hour ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

To me the real exciting takeaway besides getting a new PB, is that it seems you have located a true quality location.  

 

Now you can really home in on this place, chunking those bigger baits, looking for those certain size fish, putting a data set together that reflects where the bigger fish are holding.     

 

Where there's one, there's likely to be more, and bigger ones.....the optimist in me always believes this.    I don't think I've ever caught the biggest Bass in a lake before.

 

I actually have two quality bogs. And I have three ponds that produce quality and quantity. And then there are several quantity bodies of water. I do understand your point that I should focus, but I can't. I'm too willy-nilly. However, listening to Phish and you, I do spend more time on quality water than I once did, but I still crave those 30/40/50 bass days.

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3 minutes ago, ol'crickety said:

 

I actually have two quality bogs. And I have three ponds that produce quality and quantity. And then there are several quantity bodies of water. I do understand your point that I should focus, but I can't. I'm too willy-nilly. However, listening to Phish and you, I do spend more time on quality water than I once did, but I still crave those 30/40/50 bass days.

That big girl made you shake didn't it?  

 

That's the addiction I simply can't shake.   I LOVE catching fish, but I'm like a crack addict when it comes to that shaking feeling.  

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1 hour ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:
1 hour ago, ol'crickety said:

 

That big girl made you shake didn't it?  

 

She sure did! 

 

 

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On 6/11/2023 at 1:34 PM, ol'crickety said:

However, listening to Phish and you, I do spend more time on quality water than I once did,

We're biding our time. Our pressure campaign will continue, gently.?

 

7 pounda incoming.?

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3 minutes ago, PhishLI said:

We're biding our time. Our pressure campaign will continue, gently.?

 

7 pounda incoming.?

 

Yeah, but IF I do catch a 7-lber., then I'll have to catch an 8-lber. and then....one day, I'll be 98-years old and you'll be telling me, "Even Older Crickety, you just have to catch a 32-lber. now. You can do it."

 

You Can Do It GIF by bubly

 

 

 

 

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Congrats on the new PB.  That Bass is a TANK.  IME that's a well nourished relatively young bass for her size.   It's my belief that the football shape, as well as the mouth not as big as the body is a young healthy bass.  (young for one that's almost 7 pounds)   The bass from the week before didn't have the football shape, and it's mouth was as big as it's body.   Both are super nice Bass.   

 

The Maine state record LM is 11 pounds 10 ounces.  I consider a bass that's over 1/2 the state record to be a trophy.   

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14 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

First off, thanks to all the BR guys who've coached me in 2022 and 2023, aka PhishLI, Alex, T-Billy, Murph, etc.

 

So, I returned to a quality/not quantity bog. Much of it is 4' feet deep with weeds everywhere. I hooked a 3.48 lb. bass, but mostly caught smaller bass. I could not catch a single bass on the surface. They were hitting a 7" green pumpkin wacky Senko and a paddletail with a weighted-shaft hook. I HATE deep hooking bass, so I was setting the hook sooner rather than later all morning and lost quite a few fish, but that's okay with me. I'd rather lose fish than hurt them.

 

When the big girl hit, at first I was confused. She was just so heavy. She felt like a musky. Then she became even heavier as she burrowed into weeds. I usually lose bass at that point, but I muscled her up and all I could see was a big ball of weeds and her Kim Kardashian big lips. It took about 30 seconds to clear the weeds enough to see her. I weighed her at 6.54 lbs. and considered photographing the scale, but you can see she's a goblin. She was calm in the boat, but when I released her, she flashed her power one more time, which pleased me, for she told me that she was a-okay. I barely hooked her with the 7" Senko. BARELY. I was so lucky to land her. 

 

I also saw an eagle kill a bass and watched the eagle eat its breakfast in a tree. That was also cool.

 

The first bass is the 3.48-pounder. Then the big girl. Then a pic of the bog.

 

 

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Congrats!! That's a pretty fish!!

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