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  • Once in a Lifetime Day

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    Phillip Hughes of Seneca said “it was a once in a lifetime day” when he caught over eighteen bass plus one big female estimated over 10 pounds last week in a five acre farm pond in Oconee County.

    Hughes was throwing a solid white spinnerbait with a willow leaf blade and a small Colorado blade. Hughes said the first bass that he caught “nailed the spinnerbait as aggressive as if it was June.”

    About three casts later, he hooked one that immediately turned towards deeper water. “I knew it was a good fish because of the drag, and the way she dug deep until I could get her head turned,” Hughes said.

    After several surges and a halfhearted flopping jump, Hughes was able to jump down and get a hand on her. The big female was slap full of eggs, and after getting his wife to take a few pictures, she was released immediately.

    The next half hour yielded fish after fish including two other females weighing 6 and 9 pounds along with 15 bucks ranging from 1 – 3 pounds; all on the same white spinnerbait. All fish were released.

    Hughes went on to say that it was “easily was my best day of fishing, if you can call an hour- and-half a day!”

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley
    Captteachcorley@hotmail.com
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