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I figured this topic has already been posted but i didn't really feel like going through 117 pages to find it.  I just wanted to know what is your pb? what did you catch it on?  what time of year was it? released or kept?  just let us know your story.  now, for people who have websites, can you post a link please? Thanks for the time.

My story:

There is a little pond about 1.5-2 acres max that is a drainage of the main lake.  It was early this year, not sure of the month/time ect. but i had on a little 4" clear/black flaked senko-wanna-be wacky rigged fishing from shore in about 4-5' of water off a tube.  I wasn't gettin many good bites throwing parallel from shore, i had only caught a 4lber in 2-3 hours of fishing, so i just tossed it out in the middle and slowly worked it back.  i got it about 15-20' in front of me and my line twitched so i let er rip....swung on and missed but i felt it had some weight to it, but didn't feel the hook so i ran slowly back to my tackle bag and riged up a 7" black/blue trick worm and tossed into the same spot and my line started swimming away so i let it rip for the second time and HOLY COW!!  my drag was smokin!  i started freakin out because fish don't get very big around here and my PB then was 5lbs or so, estimated, and i knew this was a little bigger.  I finally wore her down and pulled her in and  :o what a toad!!  i figured her about 6lbs which made her my new PB!!  

about a month later fishin in the same pond, on the same tube i was throwin a little booyah pond magic black/red spinnerbait slow rollin it and i thought i had got myself on a snag, until the snag shook its head!!!  my medium action ugly stik had enough backbone to solidly set the hook, but i wasn't sure about my 10# line.  i set my drag a little loser and hollered at the kids fishin about 50 yds away that i had a good one on!  i worked on not letting the fish get itself into the tube that had water rushing in it because that would pretty much end my line.  :'(  i walked off the pipe as i got her a little closer and saw here  :o not as long as my other "hog" but she was thick!! didn't measure her girth but she was pretty darn fat.  both fish were released.  

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Before Fish Chris comes and humbles us all away: LMB 13.86 lbs

PB all species:590 lbs marlin.

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d**n Raul ..... I couldn't even sneak in here before you.

Just a little ol' .... 10 lbs 8 oz.'er

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Lost my personal best LM yesterday (prior was 5.4 in a state tournament) . Hooked it on edge of lily pads, jumped and shook about 10 feet from the boat before it took off for the depths of the lily pads well over 7 lbs - easy (big for PA). Drag was set good but it still pulled line off the reel like it was nothing.

Note to self: Do not fish lily pads with 6 ft medium action spinning gear and 10 lb test eejit!

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my biggest fish is not a LM but a spotted bass (b/c my home lake dont have very many LM). but I was fishing a dock in the spring time with a spotsticker jig head tipped with a key lime pie finesse worm. and I piched it in to a open slip and I started hopping it back and about the second hop or so my line just zip to the left and I reeled down and set the hook as hard as I could and I finlly got her in and my scales tipped 4.8lbs which isnt a bad size spot.

 then a few days later I went out and I was fishing a spinner bait on a point and the wind was blowing like 20mph and the rain was just pooring down it was just the worst weather posable but anyway I was fishing aginst the wind (dont ask why :-/) but I casted out and of corse I got a back lash and I was picking it out and then when I got it out I felt something heavy on my line so I set the hook and then FISH ON!!!I finlly got her in and my scales said 5.6lbs

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9 lbs even

It was last August, in the middle of the day at Dodge County Public Fishing Area and she sucked in that Matt's Baby Bass in about 9' of clear, hot water.  Just reeling it back at a steady pace at about the 5' mark.  The single dorsal hook stuck right in the roof of her mouth.  I had my hands full for a few minutes as I had to wear her out, having no partner or net.

Still need to break the double-digit mark.

Dan

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11-6 LM

Small (private) lake under a dock with a 10" tequila sunrise worm. I was 15yo then and pics are buried in the family albums somewhere - CAUGHT AND RELEASED and I spent years going back after it with no luck at all.

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wow, i feel terrible...ha ha

my PB so far is 3lbs 8oz

I don't get on bigger lakes very often, only down to my uncles farm pond.  Oh well, one of these days.  I got a lot of fishing days left.

Jason

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:-[5.5 pounds in 14 months of largemouth bass fishing. I've had some that may have been slightly bigger but no scale to verify. Man...I need to chuck the big baits more.

Lost about a 7 to 9 pound largemouth in the winter.  

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mine was a 8#er at one point that day i told my friend that i should be rewarded for quiting cigs and ahour or so later BAM.  ive since started smokin again and my fishing has gone to crap. karma baby karma. live right ya'll

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MINE IS A 6LB 15OZ SMALLMOUTH. CAUGHT HER ON A #7 JOINTED SHAD RAP (RED CRAWDAD).

MY GOAL FOR THIS YEAR WAS TO BREAK THE 7LB MARK BUT SO FAR MY BIGGEST IS 5.1 (THREE TIMES).

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Been LMB fishing for just about a year. PB was a couple of weeks ago, 6lb, 7oz, pictured in my avatar. Caught in about 3 feet of water in a 40-acre pond at 11:30 a.m. as clouds were turning to sunshine. Caught on a green pumpkin horny toad worked across the top of a wide expanse of lily pads, nearing the edge toward deeper water. Wonderful action, though I caught a 4lb, 4oz bass on the same pond last week that put up a better fight. . .  ;)

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My PB came from 'Husser's' pond in Amite, LA in May 1982. I charmed the old man who cared for the pond for a year to let me fish this pond. I had a new Ambassadeur 5500C with the thumb bar cast (this was a new innovation at the time). A friend from work & I went to fish the pond after work on a Friday. I made 6 or 8 casts with my fancy (at the time) reel and it would not retrieve, it was broken. I was ticked, and had no backup gear. My friend had already hooked and landed 2 3+ pounders with a plastic worm. I asked him if he had another rod I could borrow. He said "there might be one in the back of my pickup". I found a 'Zebco 202' reel with a rod that belonged to one of his kids. The worst rig I have ever fished with. I tied on a 1/2 oz "Arkie Jig" with an "uncle josh" black widow eel and casted it up to a bluff bank and when it hit the water the line took off. I set the hook three times and he kept on pulling. After he stripped most of the line from the little spincaster I wrapped the line around my hand and walked backwards up the bank and screamed for my buddy's help. He waded into the water and untangled the fish from the bush he wrapped himself around. At a little over 6 1/2 pounds and still my PB after 24 years, this is a pleasant memory. Thanks for letting me tell my story. I will release every freshwater bass I will ever catch, but this one is mounted on my wall and I smile :) every time I see it.

Ronnie

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   My P/B is 8 lb Wish I had a pic.

I was out in this little cut in the delta where the water treatment plant discharges its water.

It was mid May around noon-1 o,clock i was fishing a 4" watermelon sinko when I seen this 14" bass about 15 feet out in abot 6 feet of water i cast out about 4 feet in front of her and watched as she chaest it. But at the last moment she darted left. I coulent see my bait any more when my line started going right i'm thinking she came back so i reel down to give her my best Bill Dance hook set

BAM i set the hook but my rod tip just stayed where it started and drag was peeling off my reel.

I'm like I don't understand then the water at the end of my line just exploded. I had to play her for about 10 min

I had no net and was 8 feet up in a near verticale bank. I managed to get her around to a spot I could lip her. i let her go after a few min of just looking at her. just couldent beleve how big it looked or how lucky I was..  8lb on my fatfull delire...

 

    Now the bigest bass I'v ever seen was at the same spot 2 years ago it was holding in the curent of the discharge pipe 2 feet down. I swaer it was 15-20 lb if it was a OZ All i had was a cheape 6' spin cast

rod, 10lb test line and purple zipper worm. I fished for it for 10 or 15 min but I know that if I hooked it there was no way I'd of gottin it to the bank.      

     

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PB stands for personal best, Britt.

my mistake boy is 6lbs 7oz, which is a dink compared to some of your fish, but my state's record is only 11-9 or something close to that.

My pb that i am most proud of is a 29" walleye caught during a fly-in fishing trip in ontario

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Mine is a 5lb smallie. Well maybe just short of 5 lbs but not by munch. I was pitching swim baits under a tree and hooked in to it. Then the fish thought it would be cool to go swiming under a tree. Well he wraped him self around a branch out of the water when he jumped. He was hanging about 6 inches above the water. So I had to go for a swim.

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My PB is only a 6 lber caught this year at a small pound down the road from house. Caught on a black with blue flake senko from shore. Before that was a couple 5's 1 caught on rattle trap other caught on a Big O. Still hunting the real big boys. ;)

                                                                                              Stroz

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Well, I have to chime in to make y'all feel good.  My PB is the fish in my avatar.  I didn't have a scale but it was 17.5" which according to the fish calculator puts it at about 2-8.  I know some of you would consider that not much more than a dink.  But I was in heaven.  I've only been fishing for bass since early this summer.  So my goals aren't that high  :D

I caught it on a 3" chartreuse Storm swim shad.  It was a bluebird day, about 85*.  I was fishing from the bank at Rend Lake in southern Illinois; supposed to be a pretty good fishery.  She was hanging out in the shade from the tree you can see part of just to the left of my head.  She put up a pretty good fight but it only took less than a minute to land her.  Still, for this newbie, she pulled pretty hard.  I can't imagine what it feels like to have a 5+ lbr on your line.  

This day was the first time I had gone fishing with my dad since I was a little kid (that's him sitting on the bank in the funny hat).  He's fished on and off for probably 70+ years (he's 82 yo), but he's pretty much a worm and bobber guy.  He was looking through my tacklebox the night before and saw all the 7" plastic worms, senkos, 4/0 EWG hooks, jigs, etc.  He thought I was insane.  He picked up one of the 4/0 hooks and made some crack about whether I thought I was fishing for sharks or something.  When I lipped that fish he changed his tune, though.  He was pretty impressed and (I think) proud.  

I think that was the only fish I caught that day, but it's still my best day and best memory yet.  

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Caught a 7 lb 14 oz Iowa bass about 3 years ago.  Caught it all by myself fishing a farm pond and was amazed I just sat there for 5 minutes.  Im hoping to top that this year since I havent caught anything over 6 lbs all year.

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5-11. On a buzzbait in the middle of the day, in the middle of july. It was the best day of fishing in my life so far. I caught 7 bass in about 45 min. in one spot on a buzzbait, but i called it quits after i caught this one. I have only broke 5 once since then.

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18.5 lbs.

Slow rolling a spinnerbait through submerged trees in El Salto in February. ;)

Naw, 9.1 sightfishing in Lake Joccase, South Carolina.

Fish Chris almost s##t his pants though ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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