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Last few trips to Varner. Big fish bite is on.

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Here are a few photos from my last few trips to Varner and one from a new lake I fished called Towaliga. My favorite time of year to fish is the first couple weeks of June. All the bass have recovered from the spawn and have bunched up on structure. The fish are predicatable. If you know what to look for you can go to a big fish spot and call your shot on a big fish at times. Pull up to the spot and just say the big fish will be right there. These photos are from the last five trips. And there were many more fish in the eight pound plus range that were lost. It's hard to land all the big ones on light line and spinning tackle but it's fun. We didn't just get the big fish either. Many of these trips ended in twenty to fifty fish being caught as well with a lot of three and four pound bass. Most all of them were caught on split shot rigs with eight pound line and a straight tail worm. I did get into a big bunch of big hybrids one day with swimbaits and had eight over six pounds. Last year this bite lasted until late July before it slowed down so I hope it works out that way this year. It's been fun and I can't wait to get back out there.

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Very Nice! How big is that monster in the lower right?
We didn't have a working reliable scale with us that we thought was correct (old batteries in mine) and didn't want to stress the fish in this hot weather to find a better scale. Cheap scale said only 9lbs. Bass Resource weight calculator says over twelve pounds at 26.5 inches and 18 inch girth. I am going to say the fish probably weighed between these two weights somewhere. The head on the fish was huge though and I would like to catch this fish when its fat and full of eggs in winter or early spring.

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Great fish!  Looks like it is time to visit some friends in A-town  ;D

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Good to hear from you Randall. Man sombody need to feed your fish. No wonder why GA doesnt produce any monsters. The fish have the length and the heads but they are all on diets. Maybe the GA male bass dont like thier females big and fat. Out here our femals need to spend some time on a fish treadmill.  :) Actualy I preferr my females to be as fat as possible, well my fish anyways.  ;D

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Had been waiting for Randall's latest report.  Got me Jonesin bad for another trip down there, I know Burley is wanting to head back down there just don't know if he wants me to go again after the last one.   ;)

Randall's fish would be bigger given a steady diet of trout to go with the gizzard shad and shellcrackers.  Varner has so much potential if they would only start stocking trout in it the bass sizes there would explode.

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