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  • An Absolute Pig

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    I spotted this 10 lb, 11 oz (of which I was unaware weighed this much initially) once I first saw his shadow hanging out just below an overhanging willow tree. It was unusually windy by April standards; however, I prefer a bit of ripple to the water as I have always had better luck. Anyhow, I was fishing a local farm pond and I knew there was a rich supply of crawfish within the water so I tied on a 6 inch, brush-hog (pumpkin-chartreuse, 3/0 Gamakatsu) on a Carolina rig as I didn't want the fish to pick my bait up and spit out upon noticing the weight head (i.e., Texas rig). Long-story short, first cast, first twitch......we have a keeper!
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    WHOLLY MOLLY
    Congrats on a MONSTER. And thats not from holding it close to the camera lol. Im all about catch and release but he would be going on the wall for sure.
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    Wow
    That's a nice fish buddy. Congrats on landing that monster.
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    Awesome!
    WOW! What a beauty! Congrats to you...I know you was thrilled over that catch... That's a keeper for sure! :)
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    catch & release
    Thanks for each of the comments. Oddly enough, upon weighing the bass & getting her measurements, I released the fish back into a small stocked-pond near my house. I would much rather see my little nephew catch this sucker all over again next Spring when it's still full of eggs (i.e., 1/2 - 1 lb. larger)and ready to be caught again! Plus, I can always send the measurements of the fish to a local taxidermist for a mount and ultimately, get the best of both worlds. Anyhow, thanks for all the comments
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    SUPER BASS
    WOW, Great Fish and I'll say 'YOU ARE THE MAN!!! for releasing that fish...I can think of of NO ONE that would release this Fish...Hope we see your nephews post!!! That would be the BEST description of 'Pass it on' that i have ever seen...GOOD LUCK!!!
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    Welcome and Congrats!!
    Welcome to the site man!!! That is a great bass man thanks for sharing!! I also loved that mahi mahi in your profile pic...They sure are good eating!!
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    Good gracious sakes.
    that's an unbelievable fish!
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    Hog
    Thats a hog......nice fish.
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    What a hawg!
    Dude! I was fortunate enough to grow up with a big pond, full of bass, in the front yard and have never caught a bucket-mouth like that. Not often that it works out the way it did for you, but I do LOVE a brushhog lure. Congrats!
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