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    With cooler temps, rain and front moving it, couldn't find much of a top-water bite this weekend. Lots of casts covering a lot of water with few bites to show for it. Probably should have been using something other than a top-water popper given the conditions, but I did trick a couple of good ones into biting. First big one at 8lbs 13oz came early in the day. She inhaled my popper on a shallow flat near a deep drop-off. She fought as hard as any bass I've ever caught. She made repeated runs even as I started to crank down the drag on her to shorten the fight (glad I upgraded to carbon fiber washers on this BPS Pro Qualifier the night before -- drag was smooth as silk. The stock Teflon washers were slipping unevenly and kinda "stuttering" under pressure). I kept her in the water as I prep'd the camera, and she bolted off on release. Second big fish was smaller at 6lbs 4oz, and sucked down the popper with hardly a sound. Fish came toward me at first, so had no idea I had a good fish hooked up until she saw the boat and turned on her jets. Both inhaled the popper, but hooks popped out easily. Both fish were heavy with eggs and released in good health. Water temps were 65-66F but air temps were dropping all day. Got completely soaked and was slightly under-dressed for the cold (couldn't feel toes and fingers by end of day!), but still a very good day on the water.

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    Either would be a PB for me on LMB (my largest ever was just barely short of 6#). Awesome!
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    It was good to see you out there! Especially holding up an almost 9 lb. bass! I'm like OptiMystic, either one woulda been my PB. Have caught several that were 6 even but not more, so far. You make it look easy, though! You're hardier than I am, I got off the lake at noon having reached my quota of rain and cold for one day. Gotta get a good raincoat instead of just a poncho. Hope to see you around with a hog in MY hand one of these days! lol! Congrats again!
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    Roll Tide. Way to go man that 8 is a HOG!!!!! I still can't get a popper hit but a buzz bait drives them insane
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    Nice job getting on some hogs!!! Great day of bass fishing
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    Those are a couple of great looking hangs Spider. We met last year at a lake that shall remain nameless. I have been sidelined all year fighting an illness and it has been killing me to be on the bench. Maybe I will get back in the game soon...in the meantime keep on showing pics of those beautiful females.
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    Nice fish!
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    Great looking fishes, congratulations on the Blog award.

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    Both great fish. Way to go, glad you released both.
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    I'd no be surprised one bit if you don't land a 12 or 13 out there this year. Would love to be out there about 2 am in the summer on the new moon
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    Very sorry to hear you've been out of action, BMD. Sounds like you need some fishing therapy so hope you'll feel well enough soon to get out. Make sure you say hello next time we pass each other on the water. // Joel

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    Those are a couple of great looking hangs Spider. We met last year at a lake that shall remain nameless. I have been sidelined all year fighting an illness and it has been killing me to be on the bench. Maybe I will get back in the game soon...in the meantime keep on showing pics of those beautiful females.
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    <Sigh> You're making it tough on me, Joel. Might have to finally get out your way after we get back from Florida. I'll PM or text you if I'm heading that direction. Nice catch!
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ID:	71026These are a some of the nice bass my wife caught on a Pop-R this week. The large female looks as if she just spawned,
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