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  • Holly Springs Angler Lands 11.4 Pound Bass At Shearon Harris

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    Fowarded by Phil McCarson from Keith Deal of Holly Springs fishing in the Raleigh Bassmaster Club Championship at Shearon Harris on Sunday, October 25th....
    'I finally joined the double-digit lunker club this past weekend! I caught the biggest bass of my life yesterday down at Harris during the second day of our clubís end of year classic tourney. The Hawg weighed 11 lbs. 4 ozs. My jig was all down in the roots of a stump when the fish hit. She was hung in the stump, and we played tug-of-war for almost a minute, before sawing the root off with my line and finally swimming out of the cover. Knowing that 15 lb. line was frayed to pieces, I completely loosened the drag, and tried finesse playing the fish to the boat, with as little pressure as possible. Of course she had other thoughts, and pulled like a mule! When she surfaced, I bout had a stroke, and realized I had on another 10+ Bass, that in the past Iíve never been able to get in the boat. I was by myself, and after several attempts, finally got that huge thing in the net. What a great day!!! Also, after I talked with my Dad, he reminded me that he caught his biggest Bass ever, also 11 lbs. 4 ozs., on Oct. 25, 1978. Exactly 37 years ago. Now ainít that cool!'
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