View Full Version : New Personal Best Largemouth!!!
06-12-2011, 12:34 PM
On April 20, 2006 I caught my first truly big river bass...a 5-10 LM. I felt that taking up kayaking in late 2005 and being able to fish in other states due to my job had a lot to do with it, as well as learning new tricks from guys on net boards like this one. Growing up wading creeks in MS, I just hadn't had access to fish like this. That fish spoiled me though. I figured since it happened so fast, it wouldn't be long before I broke the 6lb...or even 7lb mark. But 5 years later, it still hadn't happened. That is, until yesterday. I was blessed with a fish that blew that personal best completely away by almost 3lb during the Columbus Leg of the RiverBassin tournament trail.
Not only is this my personal best river bass, this is my personal best bass period, eclipsing a couple 7lb lake bass I've caught. This is definitely a PB I don't expect to break any time soon...
8lb 6oz Largemouth
06-12-2011, 12:44 PM
what a pig!
06-12-2011, 12:52 PM
Lance If there ever was a guy who deserved that fish its you brother! Congrats and pm me some details lol.
06-12-2011, 01:02 PM
Way to go Lance. If I had to lose big fish to someone, I am glad it was you. Your a great fisherman bro!
06-12-2011, 01:05 PM
WTG! What a moose.
06-12-2011, 01:09 PM
That's awesome! Congrats
06-12-2011, 01:15 PM
Incredible river BASS. Congrats RH!
06-12-2011, 01:46 PM
You are now in pretty select company - Not too many folks are in the 8# river bass club. Way to go!
06-12-2011, 01:57 PM
06-12-2011, 02:37 PM
RH, that fish is a MONSTER! Wow, I'm definitely impressed... Congrats to you & LowHybrid, you guys put on a clinic at Columbus!
06-12-2011, 03:21 PM
06-12-2011, 03:32 PM
Woah! What a dadgum nice fish Lance, congrats to you Lance.
06-12-2011, 04:17 PM
Glad to hear that everyone from the forum did so well at the Columbus stop - especially you RH; that monster looks unreal! I can only imagine the ride that one took ya for down the river.
06-12-2011, 04:52 PM
06-12-2011, 05:28 PM
Awesome fush, congrats.
06-12-2011, 05:33 PM
Congratulations awesome catch!
06-12-2011, 06:34 PM
Holy cow Jason. You & Smiley team'd up don't give the others a chance!!
What a fish!
Smiley, you done great too girl!!
06-12-2011, 06:37 PM
Awesome fish there Lance!!! Congrats on your new PB!!
06-12-2011, 06:53 PM
Congrats again that's an awesome catch and it was good meeting you at the columbus stop
06-12-2011, 07:48 PM
Congrats Lance, nice fish.
06-12-2011, 08:09 PM
Monster lunker! Congrats, Lance!
06-12-2011, 08:27 PM
What a fish! Congrats RH!
06-12-2011, 09:52 PM
Holy smokes :eek: That thing looks like some kind of Ocean going fish..
Nice catch Lance...Thats a big ol bass buddy...WTG dude.
06-12-2011, 11:16 PM
She had the head of a 10lb'er and the length of a 7lb'er. Kinda hump-backed, too. Crazy looking fish, but I ain't picky!
She was up in about a foot of water stalking bedding bream in the twilight. She spit up about a 5" bream while I was fighting her. Didn't know what I had until I lipped her because she sucked the buzzbait down without a whole lot of commotion and didn't really fight that hard other than trying to swim up under a rock which she probably got all of half her head under before bottoming out, and the water was still too dark to see in it so I thought I only had a 4 or 5lb'er. Lot of weight, but not a lot of fight.
To keep from missing hooksets, I throw my buzzbait on a M/ML rod, too! I reeled myself to her more than reeling her in! lol One half-hearted jump right in front of me and thankfully the hooks held.
"Whooooooo!!!!" is right! I know I chanted "Oh my God, what a fish!" for the entire time I was measuring/picturing her and for several minutes afterwards.
Then on the very next cast, I got a reality check. :)
06-12-2011, 11:18 PM
Congrats Lance. You have put in many hours on the water and sure deserve that beast.
06-12-2011, 11:41 PM
That's pure pig there. Super fish Lance!
Congrats, on the PB and tournament.
06-13-2011, 06:37 AM
Beautiful fish.... WTG!
06-13-2011, 08:59 AM
What a hoss. I was dissappointed that I missed the tourney but it would have been tought to compete with the stringers you and LO Hybrid caught.
Jump n Fish
06-13-2011, 10:10 AM
Holy frijoles!!! You sure now how to catch em when it really counts. Congrats on a river pigbeast of a lifetime.
06-13-2011, 12:03 PM
lance, what a pig!!! congrats on winning big fish.
06-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Awesome fish Lance, that's a bonafide river monster!
06-14-2011, 09:23 AM
Thats one heck of a fish. Great Tournament it was!
06-14-2011, 10:26 AM
That's just awesome man!! It was great getting to meet you again at the tournament! What a hawg, and on a tourney day 3 cast in! Wow! :)
What a pretty fish! Congrats!!!
08-03-2011, 03:46 PM
dude...that's a beast! nice going!
08-03-2011, 07:37 PM
What was the length on that pig? Sry if I missed it.
Awesome fish and looks like it was in great shape... Congrats.
08-24-2011, 11:17 AM
Thanks again guys!
RiverShoes, she was 23.5".
08-24-2011, 12:24 PM
Great bass, and on the river....Priceless.
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