My blood is boiling, its an August 12th night and all I can think of is fishing in my favorite spot. No-one goes here due to the fact its a half a mile walk into the woods and a quarter mile to get to the water from the end of the woods. My friend and I couldn't wait to get to the spot but we knew we would need to walk the entire way in the dark to be able to start to fish around 6:20am.
We left my friends house at around 4am to get there around 5am. We both carried each others kayaks into the spot and immediately started fishing and was crazy excited.
My buddy got the first bass, a bass that weighed in at 4 pounds 1 ounce. Damnit, I thought, he got the lunker of the trip and I probably won't get anything good. Holy crap was I wrong. I got a bunch of decent bass up to 2 pounds but a few casts later I got a 4.0 pounder even. Nice damn bass I thought! Heavy for its size with a nice stomach. The next bass will blow away my personal best of 5 pounds 9 ounces. She was 6 pounds 2 ounces! The fight was crazy but I almost barfed when I saw that "she wasn't even hooked in the lip!" She only held the wacky worm in her mouth for the entire fight and DID NOT WANT TO LET GO! After almost passing out to scramble to get her out of the water I got a few pics (courtesy my friend) and let her go quickly knowing this was one of the biggest basses of this small pond and want her to get insanely huge (hopefully 7 and 8 pounds one day).
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