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Old 08-05-2011, 01:24 PM   #11
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nice one, dan! what did you use? topwaters are good this time of year. you get good reaction strikes.


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so, how did you prepare him?

oof, i hope you tossed him back. largemouths are gross. and i've tried grilling, frying, and sauteeing them. yuk!

but they're really fun to catch.
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And...it is awful when those things do happen. Don't get me wrong, I was just thinking that the beautiful pond is probably somewhere more used to having water around, and was making an attempt at easing your mind. :)
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:37 AM   #13
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We moved into this neighborhood right at 2 months ago from Tennessee. I've only ever fished in TN and the pond that's behind our house now is stocked with bass, catfish, and carp. Since day two of living here I've been fishing the pond and haven't caught a thing save for a couple blue gill. Well, last night, I finally caught one.



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Old 08-07-2011, 02:39 AM   #14
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nice one, dan! what did you use? topwaters are good this time of year. you get good reaction strikes.





oof, i hope you tossed him back. largemouths are gross. and i've tried grilling, frying, and sauteeing them. yuk!

but they're really fun to catch.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #15
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Nice catch Dan!
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I didn't eat him. It's a retention pond that the community keeps up on but there's still too many contaminants in the water that would scare me away from eating fish from it. I'm a catch-and-release kind of guy any way.

The pond is a no swimming pond. It gets to about 17 feet in the center. The rumor going around is that a former resident was a professional angler and he stocked the pond himself. During the nesting season you can see all the big ones come near the shore.. the biggest that's been snagged is a 4 lb 7 oz large mouth - I'll get him one day.

As for the grass being green, the top picture was taken in the spring. The bottom picture is the recent one and you can see how the grass is all burnt up. We just had rain yesterday for about 5 minutes.. not enough to do any work.

@buckytom - jitterbug. Best lure I've ever been given.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:35 PM   #17
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dan, jitterbugs are great this time of year. they call it bubblin'up the bass. the little buggers strike out of irritation at it being so hot, out of territoriality, or just a knee jerk reaction. nothing is more fun than working a big, noisy, splashy lure and having a lunker roll over on it, then tail walk when you set the hook.

good luck catching the big one.
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