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Florida Pond fishing new pb for my brother/pics.

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What a morning. We just got in from fishing some ponds close to our condo. My brother hooked into the biggest fish of his life on a 5'' june bug trick worm on a split shot rig. 24'' long 16'' girth. Comes up at 9.01 pounds. We figure that this fish was 8-8.5 lbs. This fish was huge, I jumped in and lipped it for him, lifted it up and dropped it cause it was SO HEAVY. The mouth on this thing was unreal. I'm sure the weight calculator may not be close, but this was the biggest bass we have ever seen, and we don't care about weights, just that we had the experience to see a bass like this...

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Up against his chest to show length

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Belly shot

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Nice fatty! Have you guys tried to fish for peacocks?! I've always wanted to try peacock bass fishin in FL. Congrats to your brother!

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Nice fatty! Have you guys tried to fish for peacocks?! I've always wanted to try peacock bass fishin in FL. Congrats to your brother!

Dude, the peacock bass fishing is awesome! They are aggressive and great fighters.

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I don't believe we are far enough south to catch peacocks. We are just north of Ft Myers.

About to go out for some more fishing...Funny thing is we are staying right on the coast and we can go flats fishing whenever we want...Snook, redfish, black drum whatever we want but we're bass fishing in these sweet ponds ;DWe are staying in a community with a golf course, I believe we are hitting those ponds later. ;)

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what a BEAUTIFUL HUGE fish just insane for ace

The belly shot shows the massive head on this fish

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Super nice fish there.  :) How cool would it be to have a pond that harbors pigs like that in your back yard. Wow :o

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Great job and congratulations. Keep whacking those hawgs. It is always great to see the younger crowd with an interest in the outdoors.

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Just got back and my brother caught ANOTHER big one. 24'' again, but only 13'' girth. Comes in at 7.34 pounds. We are about to have a hurricane here, so fishing tomorrow mornin may be hard but we'll try. He also missed a nice 5-6 lber. I caught 10 up to about 4 lbs.

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Look at the mouth on HER

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Video of the release

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             Matt, you and your bother are doing great!  Putting what I have been doing to shame.......Keep at it!

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Thanks Rob. We will be hitting some ponds tomorrow around 11 when the winds decrease to 18 mph. Fay will start hitting here around midnight with winds reaching 40+ by 6am. Hopefully it doesn't mess up the fishing TOO much. :-[

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No, we have yet to get to the golf course ponds. We stay in a big gated marina...It's called Burnt Store marina and these are just community ponds! Supposedly the golf course ponds are even better. It's a little to nasty outside to go fishing right now, but tomorrow (or tonight) we will be hitting some more ponds.

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Great job man thats awesome. If the course is really close to the ICW or the beach it may be saltwater. I stayed at a marina/resort/golf club in Stuart, which is right south of Ft. Myers and it's golf course ponds were saltwater. They were loaded with snook and baby tarpon. BTW those 2 hawgs are unbelievable.

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Hey LCpointerkiller, thanks for the tip. We talked to a local guide down here when he took us out for reds and snook and he said that the golf course ponds were freshwater and loaded with bass. I would really like to try a salt water pond though. Baby tarpon! That would be awesome.

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Looks like you guys are tearing it up down these.  Those are some nice looking bass.

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