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#1 Sep-06-14 6:12PM

bigjeffie
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Feb-24-09
Posts: 1405

farm pond

I caught a nice bass
6#test strike king senko

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#2 Sep-06-14 6:21PM

bigjeffie
Patagonian Toothfish
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Posts: 1405

Re: farm pond

Working on the pics

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#3 Sep-06-14 7:29PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Re: farm pond

Must be a nice one indeed.......match the line test?


Time to go fishin' again!

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#4 Sep-06-14 7:43PM

bigjeffie
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Re: farm pond

Maybe I will email Ernie the pics. Having trouble doing ohotobucket on cellphone.

Yes, close to 6#. 20" long, girth 15", cutting both tight

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#5 Sep-06-14 7:50PM

bigjeffie
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Re: farm pond

Pics emailed2ernje

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#6 Sep-06-14 8:24PM

bigjeffie
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Re: farm pond

http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h346/bigjeffie/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09-05185429.jpg

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#7 Sep-06-14 8:28PM

bigjeffie
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Re: farm pond

http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h346/bigjeffie/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09-05185516.jpg

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#8 Sep-06-14 8:34PM

bigjeffie
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Registered: Feb-24-09
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Re: farm pond

so the whole pond is covered in duct weed. along the banks of to about 2 feet deep, whatever that vegetation is the grows in the river is there. if you throw out into the middle of the pond, the splash of the bait opens all the tray closes itself within seconds , the duckweed closes like a mouth.
I throw the Senko out on light spinning gear. due to the duck weed you can walk it like a dog somewhere to hide you would fish a zara spook.
the pond must be dark at all times, because the duck weed is on it like a lid

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#9 Sep-06-14 8:37PM

bigjeffie
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Registered: Feb-24-09
Posts: 1405

Re: farm pond

I was catching plenty, of 12 and 14 inch bass.
lately I've picked up a few larger ones..

I've learned when fishing light spinning gear this way, to give a fish a chance to show itself
by this I mean keep enough pressure on the fish to keep it hooked, but be alert for big head shakes or that deep swimming bowling ball sensation

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#10 Sep-06-14 8:42PM

bigjeffie
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Re: farm pond

the fish realized it was hooked and started going into some pretty strong runs. I have the drag back way off and was finger braking it
the fish jumped and cleared the water a couple times. fortunately it was well hoiked.
the most challenging part was ever so gently towing it through the heavy grass thats that brought it towards shore.
it was a beautiful fish. naturally the pictures don't do it justice. it is laying in about 3 inches of lush clover and grass. it refused to have its picture taken. I had a measuring tape right there but it kept slipping away from it.
this is why I don't like taking pictures.

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#11 Sep-06-14 8:45PM

bigjeffie
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Posts: 1405

Re: farm pond

the fish was exhausted from the ordeal and from being towed through the grass. I had some trouble revising it when I tried to release it . the grass was so thick that the fish wasn't strong enough to swim through it. I ended up waiting into the water and rescuing the fish in the grass. I gave it a toss into be clear water beyond the weak line. the duckweed swallowed it up and I never saw it near the surface again. I sincerely hope the fish survived

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#12 Sep-07-14 5:14AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Re: farm pond

That's a really small $20 bill......good work on that bib fish!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#13 Sep-07-14 9:01AM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4799

Re: farm pond

OK, give me a weight for the non-AV leaderboard.  20" = 4.5 lbs using http://www.pacemakerfishing.com/forum/v … hp?id=978, but I know it is bigger.


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#14 Sep-07-14 10:23AM

bigjeffie
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Feb-24-09
Posts: 1405

Re: farm pond

I had the tape, but it wouldnt lay still. It was a beautiful fish. My gut says 5"lb8oz easy. It was built like a tuna. It ddnt have the giant head u see on a lot of farm pond bass.

For me (which is what counts) it was a top.ten lifetime experience. It might be partially due to the fact that I havnt seen many 5plus fish lately.
That bass was thick, thick, thick and without a blemish

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#15 Sep-07-14 1:02PM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4799

Re: farm pond

Leaderboard updated............. big_smile


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#16 Sep-07-14 3:03PM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1421

Re: farm pond

Nice fish! Thanks for sharing the details.


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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