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Randall

A couple big bass and why I like what I do for a living.

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I have been real busy lately and have been fishing from daylight to dark most days . I haven't had much time to post here and I usually get pretty tired after fishing almost everyday for long days during March and April. I know everybody wants to be a guide because its a dream job and I shouldn't complain. ::)Well a couple weeks ago I had one of those things happen that make all the long days seem worth it. Here is the story.

I got a call from Ben Smith who is a frustrated beginner at bass fishing and has only been fishing for a few months. Well, we went out fishing and I showed him how to catch a couple small fish off beds to get him warmed up for a bigger one. After just a few minutes I find a big one on a bed about nine pounds. Ben says his biggest bass ever is about three pounds. After I finally get the fish figured out I tell Ben what to do to catch it. He makes just a few more casts and hooks into the fish and starts fighting it. Now at this point most people make mistakes and lose their mind which in turn causes them to lose the fish. :) But, Ben listens to what I am saying as he fights the fish perfectly and he gets the fish to the net finally. We weigh it and it weighs nine pounds. So, now Ben has a choice to go catch some smaller fish or go look until we find another big one. While still shaking form catching the big fish he decides to go get another big one and leave the little ones alone. I have now created a monster who is addicted to Trophy size fish. The little ones don't matter as much anymore. ;D After about an hour of looking he gets a shot another big one and loses the fish on the way to the boat. Now the trip is over so he ends up booking four Tuesdays in a row with me. To make a long story short in four weeks we only fish for five or six big fish. He loses another fish over ten pounds on another trip. :( We fished for a teen fish but never got it to bite >:( :'(but he got an eight and nine pound fish when his previous best was a three pounder. We spent two of the four days looking and hardly made a cast since we didn't find any big ones. The cool part is after catching that one big fish he is a changed person with a new outlook on bass fishing. It's funny what one big fish will do to a person. Last I heard from Ben he was looking to get some Mattlure's bluegills. Here is Ben's nine pounder.

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Randall, that's awesome!

Sounds like you're one hell of a guide  ;) Putting a beginner  on fish like that!

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that's great man.  what you have just described is extremely difficult, walking someone else through catching a big fish off a bed like that - especially someone with little experience.  my hat's off to you randall. :).  congratulations to you ben!

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Wonderful story.

That's why it is fun to take a kid fishing and let him catch a bass.  Their smiles are worth the time and money.

Keep those stories and pics coming.

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Outstanding!

8-)

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Good job hooking Ben up with those hawgs. Those were some nice looking bass.  I have yet to catch one that big.  Where do you guide?

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Good job hooking Ben up with those hawgs. Those were some nice looking bass. I have yet to catch one that big. Where do you guide?

Atlanta metro area I believe.

Randall, good to see you posting again.  Good luck!!!

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Excellent work, and a great guide to go with it!  Keep up the great work!

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Awesome, keep up the great work! Any guide that could put an inexperienced fishermen on fish like that is worth his weight in gold.

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Awesome, keep up the great work! Any guide that could put an inexperienced fishermen on fish like that is worth his weight in gold.

Well even Randall can only do so much, he put me on the hawg in my avitar but he still couldn't help IronBurley, the Dinkmaster lived on in the Peach State.  ;) ;D ;D

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Great Job!

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