13-lb bass caught with a jig from Lake Camanche Photo: Dave Gliebe
Dave Gliebe reeled in a 13.46 big bass in the New Year’s Day tourney at Lake Camanche this past weekend. His teener fell to a brown and purple Bass Patrol jig tied to 12-lb XPS. The giant bass bit on his 5th cast of the day.
“I was fishing some dredger tailings – a flat between the north and south shore,” said the veteran pro. “She came out of the deep to eat – about 20-feet deep.”
The 13-plus earned big fish of the event. Gliebe’s five-fish limit went 24.86 and earned the runner-up position. “I could only find four little ones to go with it,” he said. “I was beat by a bag of good spots. Their biggest was six – all good ones.”
He noted that it was his Camanche PB; but that he held the lake record at the fishery in 1972. “It was only 11 pounds back then; but it was an 11-pound northern strain,” he said. “They don’t get as big as the Florida strain that we have there now.”