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Author Topic: First bass of the year  (Read 367 times)

Offline Hunt Master

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First bass of the year
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:43:22 AM »
A couple of days ago I decided to hit my pond for the first time this year. It was still pretty chilly but the sun was shining and me and Jake couldn't resist the pull of wetting a line for a few minutes. About 10 casts in this girl couldn't stand that rubber worm slipping past her so she wolfed it down. I didn't weigh her and wanted to get her back in the water quickly so I guessed about 5 lbs and eased her back in. Not bad for the first lick of the year...
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 09:49:46 AM »
We don't have T-shirt weather here yet but getting out to cast a line in the pond is on my list for today as well.  Gotta see how much them little buggers have grown since the fall.  I stocked my pond back in fall of '16, so I'm at the point now that I can start keeping some bluegill for the frying pan and the bass should be at that point by fall.  Supposed to take out 4 lbs of gills for every pound of bass, and I think they're recommending something like 30-40 pounds to come out each year - sounds pretty good to me.  Channel cat are pushing 2 pounds, so they're fryer material too.

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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 10:02:01 AM »
it was t-shirt weather in the loosest sense of the word. LOL. We fished about 20 minutes then had to go warm up.
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 10:46:06 AM »
quit complaining. we still have feet of ice. i'm hoping the ice is out for the May opener @--0--0105 the good news is we lost a lot of snow!

dandy fish. we don'r get too many that big up here
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 12:21:36 PM »
Nice Bass!!

That probably means the toms are gobbling as well.
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 02:36:48 PM »
Congrats on the first bass of the year boss .  ##$%#1118
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 04:42:58 PM »
Nice bass! She looks full of eggs!?
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 08:44:27 AM »
Nice Bass.
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 08:43:45 AM »
Great fish, ready to drown some worms here also. Now get those turkey calls tuned up and clean up that shotgun, it's just around the corner.
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2019, 10:03:57 AM »
Looking good HM!

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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2019, 01:06:18 PM »
Nice bass!  That had to be fun!
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2019, 05:13:16 PM »
Just saw this...congrats on a nice bass. The spring is such a magical time to be on the water!
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Re: First bass of the year
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 10:44:53 PM »
 HM, I pulled my first bass of the year out of my backyard pond yesterday, but despite my best efforts I couldn't make him look that big.  He was about a pound and a half, and 14".  Pretty happy though, he was about 2" long when I stocked it in October 2016. 
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