Big 'ole Bass!!!

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by Patmansc, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

    Greer, SC
    Pat Chaney
    Last week I went to a local lake to catch some gills for bait, I catch 'em off of the pier with a little piece of worm and a #4 aberdeen hook. While i was reeling of of those little suckers in, this giant bass shoots out from under the pier and eats 'im!! I tried to set the hook, but the bass just spit it out after a few seconds :confused2: As all I had was my ultra-lite, I came back the next morning with a larger rod. Caught another small gill right away and tail hooked it on a 4/0 Matzuo Sickle hook. Tossed it back out and was lettin' it swim around the bottom when it felt like he got hung-up. SO I tried to free it up, and this giant bass (he was so big he looked like a grouper) jumps out of the water in front of me and throws the hook :embarassed: I tried for a while longer to entice him with another gill, but guess he was full. I haven't yet had a chance to go back, but I will in a day or so, and I"m gonna get that guy (I think that he was laughing at me) :eek:oooh: Bet he weighs at least 10 pounds if he's an ounce!
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I know this is a catfish site but on occasion I like to Bass fishing early in the am and when I am back in Texas I say GOOD LUCK a ten lb bass is a great catch and don't come around everyday for the average fiherman.

  3. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

    North Carolina
    Yeah, I used to fish large shiners I caught fishing for bait with my ultra-light and use them for bait. Caught em bass up to 10 pounds. The one in my avatar, around #10, was caught on a live, wild shiner. One tip, I let them run about 10 feet before I set the hook (forgot whether I used circle hooks or not, think I used Gamagatsu Octopus hooks). With those big bassies I had a bass hooked 8 out of 10 times (didn't say I landed them :lol: ). They are very smart. Have caught them on live bluegills too, but it is 50/50 either a bass or a catfish. Not saying thats a bad thing though :smile2: . All we have in the lake I frequent the most is channels though, not nice sized blues.
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    GC, OHIO
    That sounds like one big fish brother, good luck catching him. Imagine the catfish you can catch with a 10# Ba$$ as bait!!
  5. Gibbzilla

    Gibbzilla New Member

    East Texas
    Now think bout the catfish you can get with that bass!

    D'oh! Beat me to it tvg.
  6. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Can you imagine the catfish you will catch with a 10lb bait.
  7. treddinwater

    treddinwater Well-Known Member

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    I've caught some nice largemouth and smallmouth bass on live bluegills under a bobber.
  8. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

    Aberdeen (Southern Ohio)
    good luck man... any luck hit us up with some pics. id love to see it
  9. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

    In one local lake I have done a lot of catfishing without catching one cat. Almost always used whole, live bluegill for bait. Caught a LOT of bass on those though. A lot of fun.
  10. barbel

    barbel New Member

    In my creek while I fish for BIG channel cats with live sunfish, the bass seem to take a real liking to them just like you talk about. I normally catch 3 bass to 1 catfish, and they almost always swallow the hook :crazy: Drives me nuts. Good fun to catch though.
  11. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

    good luck gettin him brother.....and i guess its time for me to admit it.....from time to time.....i enjoy catching a bass or too.....