New one for me anyway.....

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Kelly Ripa
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New one for me anyway.....

Postby Kelly Ripa » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:16 pm

I'm 63 and I just did something with a fishing rod I never done before. I caught a largemouth bass on dry land. I live in SoCal and fish Casitas exclusively now because of the quagga restrictions and I live 3 miles away :D . As I am fishing I often toss different baits at different times of the year on the bank and pull them into the lake but last Friday I didn't get a chance. I tossed a frog onto a little sand spit surrounded by 1 foot of water and a plethora of sticks. The minute it hit I watched and I could see a slow motion towards my bait by water displacement but that was all. We don't actually have many frogs on this lake but I have been pulling my baits away from them on the occasion that they show up ( once or twice a trip maybe). As I sat there thinking it's a frog a 3 ½ pound largemouth jumps out of the lake and sails through the air for a bulls eye on my frog about 2 feet from water upon the bank....I was only slightly stunned so Heck I swung...reeled him through the dirt into the lake across the water and into my hand. Popped the hook and laughed like a loon at that poor fish. I had to wonder what he's going to think if and when he ever gets another “shot” at a frog on the bank. I guess that's when I decided that it wasn't to bright of a green on the bait....... :wink:
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Re: New one for me anyway.....

Postby ash » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:47 am

Wait Rippa, just so I can clearly picture this. You overshot your cast slightly up to the bank and while the bait was on the bank that joker made a dash up to the dirt to eat it? DAMN Son!

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Re: New one for me anyway.....

Postby Kelly Ripa » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:56 am

That's it Ash. It's always better to be long than to splat down in a foot of clear water right on top of them. So whammo on the bank! I I said a new one for me...I feel sorry for the guys in Florida who a sniveling about the fish being tougher to catch... :lol:
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Re: New one for me anyway.....

Postby clum553946 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:31 pm

Man, I would have liked to have seen that!

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Re: New one for me anyway.....

Postby HappyDogBassFishing » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:51 pm

That is wild stuff! :D

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Re: New one for me anyway.....

Postby toddmc » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:52 am

I have caught several fish that took my dangling bait off of bushes and tules, and twice fish have caught my bait out of mid air on the cast, but this is next level stuff. The democrats will tell us its a result of climate change. :D The largemouth may be the last creatures left on the planet with the cockroaches!

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Re: New one for me anyway.....

Postby Kelly Ripa » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:55 pm

I too have had buzzbaits, and frogs taken out of brush etc. while I was trying to get unsnagged. My first 9 inch punker fish was a 3. 5 that got it out of the branch I was trying to shake it off but this fish it had no doubt in it's mind that if it could leap on it than it would be able to do the flip flop back to the lake with breakfast and that is exactly what he was doing when I set the hook and the dust flew... :lol:
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