First Bass in North Carolina since I moved here. I had the privilege of fishing with my best friend Will Tyler whom I have known for years now. We served in the Marine Corps together and still are great friends. Luckily both started a new life here in this wonderful state. Needless to say it was a wonderful morning on Lake Sutton. This guy weighed in right around 9 pounds and I have NEVER caught a bass this big! What a great thing to tell my mom on Mothers Day! To top it off I caught it on my Grandpa of late and my moms dad's original Heddon rod that was passed down to me. I just wanted to share this!