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I had Veterans Day off and decided to hit one of the Ashburn lakes since it was such a nice day. I wanted to try out my new Kastmaster spoon which mimicked the shiners that were in the lake.
Caught about six dinks near the spillway in my first hour and half then I decided to move further down to fish along the rocky shoreline and hooked into a nice bass. I thought I was hung up until the line started screaming from my light drag setting. It fought really hard and tried to throw my lure a couple of times. I was worried because I was only using 6 pound line and as soon as I pulled it unto the shore, the line snapped. I dove towards the fish to make sure he didn't get away. With my adrenaline rushing, I didn't realize that I scraped my arm real good from the rocks but it was totally worth it!!
Unfortunately, I did not have a scale but a nice passerby was nice enough to help take the picture for me. I don't know how much it weighed but my guess would probably be around five pounds or so. I'm awful at guessing weights and lengths. I never bought a scale because I have never caught anything very big before but after catching this personal best, I certainly will get one now!! This is the biggest bass I have ever caught in my life and it certainly made not only my weekend but my year! The fished was released to fight another day and it swim off briskly.I felt like Curly for a day!!!
Ernie - thank you so much for posting the picture for me!! Now that I am hooked to big bass, I am motivated to learn how to download my own photos.
I don't think that is a 5 pounder......maybe more! What a pig (the fish) and what a smile (Khahn)!!
Nice fish Khanh!
Way to go Khanh! I'd say 5 pounds 9 oz from that photo .
Nice fish!! congrats!
Nice fish!! I think I know where that photo was taken and i have caught all my biggest fish from there. Great catch!
Thanks guys!! This is my first time catching anything over 5 pounds and it feels great!
I know there are much bigger fish in there because I see them exploding after the ducklings every now and then. And I know carp don't eat ducklings.
I bet someone will catch a ten pounder out of one of those lakes one of these days.
Nice fish! I still haven't broken the 5# mark. Can't wait to have a smile that big with a lunker like that in my hands!
never forget my 1st Fiver. they start to come more easily after that, or maybe you start to believe a little more.
the added enthusiasm will pay dividends
thanks for sharing
Awesome fish! I'm a fan of spoons if you haven't noticed. So simple yet extremely effective.
This could be effective there
Any interest in going after some smallies with me sometime post-Thanksgiving? I'm going to recon a place tomorrow.
Last edited by T. (Nov-17-11 4:37PM)