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Big Bass

This past Saturday, April 28th., we had a tourney on Sampsons Pond in Carver.  It was a cold start to the day, when I left home at 445 it was 31.  The forecast was highs in the upper 50’s with a NE wind 17.  So I knew it was gonna be a cold one.  Got to the ramp and it was 38, warming up, there was no wind.  As we were waiting to go, Vern and I were watching some big fish chasing the bait fish just off the ramp.  I decided to check them out when I left.  I left 4th and went right over to them.  I threw a top water then switched to a rubber worm, no luck.  I decided to move around the corner into a small cove out of the wind, it was starting to blow.  Most of the guys were fishing the rocks in the middle, to cold for me, I already had my winter hat and gloves on.  I came across a cow sitting on a bed.  So, I started bed fishing, something I enjoy.  I fished for her for about 50 minutes, she wasn’t interested.  I was going through every lure in my boat.  I finally pissed her off and she grabbed.  She was a “biggen”.  I moved along the shore making casts.  Got 3 pickerel and 2 short Largies.  I came across another cow on a bed. I threw everything at her.  She would look at it and swim off.  I worked her for almost 2 hours, when I decided to leave her and come back later.  It was now about noon time, and the weigh in was at 3.  So I moved out to the rocks and shore line around them.  Had a few small Largies and a few good hits, but no keepers.  I moved back to that cow, hoping no one had grabber her.  She was there!  I made up some crazy rigs, something diffrent and tossed them at her.  I was starting to get her mad after 40 minutes or so.  I was even able to wrap her in the line and that really pissed her off.  She finally had enough of me and took the bait!  She was a hog.  It was now 230 time to find more, quick.  I started back towards the ramp, got a few more shorts and went to the weigh in with the 2.  George took 1st with 5 fish at 10.37 pounds, Vern took 2nd with 5 fish at 10.12 pounds and Teddy took 3rd with 5 fish at 9.69 pounds.  I finished 5th with 6.72 pounds and won Big Bass with a 3.88 Largie.

Check out the story and pictures on the Rod Jockyeys link on the top of the page.  Next tourney May 19th at Santuit!!!!!

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