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Just got in from my second effort at a new pond that my buddy Ed turned me on to. He felt bad that we just caught small gills on Friday, which was OK with me, and no large bass or cats. Pond is indeed small, probably not an acre, but reported to have big bass and cats.

Heavily overgrown except for a few areas and sits right along a major roadway, but literally impossible to see because of the growth. Used Stank X Stix .40 Caliber in Bluegilla and the Stix 4.25 inch in Baby Bass. These are American made, superior stick worms to all the others out there. Here is the damage report...

First fish of the evening was this repulsively fat 16.25 incher at 3.5 pounds. Somebody's eatin good!

Then, I got this big-headed specimen on a 1/4 oz chartreuse Strike King spinner bait. Very soft strike and a lazy battle from this old and long fish that should have weighed well over six.

Around sunset I went and tossed a Stix at the base of this overhanging tree where I had gotten the 3 lber. It was simply a short 8 ft cast and twitch it back on a short line of 20 lb Gamma Braid. A big explosion followed and I was toe- to toe with another big girl...

..and here she is...22 inches and pushing 6 pounds. I got 6 bass tonight and two of the bigger fish came right at the base of the shoreline tree root with less than 2 ft of line out. Hand to hand combat, but thank the Lord for heavy braid!

Close to home and rumors of bigger bass here will see a few more return trips before the season ends. My 'new best friend', Ed, is now on speed dial!

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Great account of fantastic Bass Fishing Jim .Thanks for the details ! Congratulations!

WOW...all three of those would have been personal bests for me. Looks like Bassin' Heaven!! Congrats for an awesome day of fishing. Great memories for you and a great place to head back to for 2016.

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