8 1/2 Pound Bass Hog
I got the fish to the bank and it took both hands to get it in. The one time I forgot my camera
and we estimated that the bass hog would have gone 8 and 1/2 pounds.
As I was looking at the fish I noticed that it was starting to get a belly on it telling me it
had to be a female and was starting to get eggs.
One thing I do not want to forget telling you is when you get the fish in, look it over because
it can tell you a lot.
For instance if you discover that the tails on the Bass are red and
tore up that is a sure sign they are making the beds and about to start spawning.
The bellies will start to swell and some will be full of eggs.
This is another sure sign that they are spawning. If you catch one that has
a large belly but nothing in it...you just missed the spawn. If this fish
was caught in about another month, she would have been full of eggs and
would have topped the scale at 10 plus.
I put her back in lake and will be looking for her again. We caught a
few more and about a hour and half it was like someone turned off the light switch
because we did not get another bite. Normally when this happens when I am in my
boat; I will move off then return to that spot later in the day.
I have included the bait that was used Saturday and wanted you to
see what that fish did to it, also went back Sunday and tried again but
the wind was blowing east and away from the cove that I caught that hog
To me, the wind direction had played a big part in me catching so many fish in
that cove. I went to the bank where the wind was blowing and caught
nothing, spent two hours looking for them but no luck.
We decided to check out another lake that was near by and I had a different guy fishing with me this time and we always make it a game to see who
can catch the most. He always tries to skunk me and to
this day has never done that. I was sure that I had to catch some
or Sunday was going to be the first time.
Well as luck would have it; he still has not skunked me
Early spring or later winter which ever you want to call it get out
there, the bass hogs are starting to bite.
Keep the Hooks Wet!