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  1. carpkiller

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    Of the stuff I said about bass being stupid and weak

    Got nine or ten of these at a local drainage ditch today...
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    Pretty little chunks from micro to 12 inches.
    Then a real bruiser kicked my butt.
    This fish ate a ScorcherZ and ripped drag all over the place, wrapped me up in the jungle three times ..lucky to get her out. She just stayed deep and kept freight-training around the pool...did a big carp eat the lure? Whatever it was...felt like it was gonna be a five pounder, too big to bounce. I was looking for a place to lay down in the poison oak to lip her...not gonna lose this trophy.....already drafting my SDFish post in my head because she was by far the biggest freshwater fish caught on my homemade lure.

    She finally tired out and when I got her close...who knew a bass under 15 inches long could pull like that?
    (for scale...that rod is 15 and 5/8 from the butt to the S in Shimano)

    Half the fish were on the bass assassin and half on the ScorcherZ. Missed a half dozen smacks on the latter...I choose to believe they were slab bluegill that couldn't properly mouth the hook. As darkness fell there was no Zara Puppy in the tackle bag...so I tied on a hula popper...went oh-fer-one blowup.

    Here's the fish that was punching UP two weight classes...sorry for the duplicate images.
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    (I had put that rod..a Convergence...up for sale...but had so much fun, it ain't goin' nowhere.)
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    Nice n Dark!
     
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    Very unique looking bass
    For a spot somewhere in SD!
    Cool stuff
     
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    Yeah its weird I've had two pounders hit and fight like 5lbers and even 7lbers just put up weak fights. I think it all has to do with the fishes health tbh.
     
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    both these fish came out of a pool that's four to seven feet deep. nice and dark, so their overall coloring kinda covers up whatever bars they have. But upstream, in a shallow pool. I got one that was light colored..no bars...looked like it was green anodized.
     
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    I think a 10 pounder had that one in his mouth and then turned loose. ;)
     
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    Is the first one in the series of images from the shallower pools? It is such a beauty. I've been seeing this really outstanding bluish silver underside below their mouths on my SD river fish.
    I always get a kick out of people in videos trying to determine how big a fish at the initial start of a fight. You never know until they break into sight or you land them.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Both of these fish came out of a deeper pool. But even some of the lighter colored fish from this creek look all green..you really have to look to see the faint vertical bars.

    This particular pool has, over the years, produced fewer fish, but they sometimes are larger; double the weight of the fun-size and 'pounders elsewhere on the creek. It has has one brush- and tule-covered bank that drops straight down to a depth of 7 feet, but have not fished it from that spot in years because it's too hard to access.

    Maybe it's time to pack a lunch..and a machete...and make a day of it.
     
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    I see your putting that daiwa cc to use. Nice fish.
     
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  12. carpkiller

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    My people call it "maize."
     

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