15.77 lb. bass for MARK KEYES & JONATHAN ASHCRAFT

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15.77 lb. bass for MARK KEYES & JONATHAN ASHCRAFT

Postby Rich reeser » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:11 pm

Congrats to MARK KEYES & JONATHAN ASHCRAFT on their big win today at the ACWRL, They sealed the deal with Mark's 15.77lb toad. Not to mention a real nice check to go along with a great sack of fish.

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Postby Greg_Cornish » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:16 pm

I knew Ash didn't catch it. Congrats.
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Postby ASD » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:16 pm

Way to go guys!! We need pic's of that TOAD an a 21.60 lbs. bag to boot :shock:
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Postby Marty » Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:58 pm

Way to go Ash and Mark - one hell of a kicker!

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That is awesome! Congrats!

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Years ago I took some "official" photos of a 15.38 caught during a Clear Lake tourney - in the good 'ol days of that lake. One is very fortunate to SEE one of those toads in a lifetime - much less be able to CATCH one! Wow! Congrats!! WARNING!!! The next bass you catch may appear to be smaller than normal!!!!

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Postby ash » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:53 am

Congratulations to Mark, that fish was just awesome and he did everything right from the hook set, to getting her into the boat.

Mark was throwing a Snag Proof frog on 30lb Power Pro braid with a Lamiglass rod and a quantum reel. She fell for the Snag Proof Frog shown here

I just heard a BIG KABLOOOSH and turned around to see the head shake, right away I knew it was a DD fish, but it was buried in the Salad. Mark kept that road bent and was grinding it in, I get the TM on high and go to her scoop the salad, as now we dont see the fish at all, go to lift into the boat and the neck of the net just bends down, so I quickly lean over and grab both sides of the hoop as Mark grabs me by my pants to keep me from going over. Lift her up and start the unvieling process, layers upon layers of salad to reveal this Beauty of a fish. We were shaking, high fives and hugs go around the boat. Now for the part of putting her in the livewell, we had to press her gills in to get her head to fit into the livewell :shock:

Throughout the day we noticed that she was on her side, still moving her gills but obviously stressed. We started to roll up to tournament boats asking for Catch and Release after our third stop a Dobyns Rod sponsored boat first name Daryl or Derrick in a yellow and white Triton boat gave us a sample bottle of catch and release. If you guys know who this is, please put me in touch with him as we REALLY appreciated his sportsmanship and kindness to take 5 minutes out of his day to talk to us and help us out on the water. Thank you.

Big thanks to Randy Pringle and ACWRL staff and sponsors for putting on an event for us amateurs we do appreciate it.

Big thanks to Tunaman for the Birthday trip and his kindness, couldnt have done it without you my friend.

Again well done to my friend Mark, I am honored to have been there, netted that fish and be apart of that moment of a lifetime for both of us. Thank you my brother.

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Postby Topwater All Day » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:25 am

AWESOME!!!! :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol:

Congrats to both of you - fish of a lifetime and in a tournament too! Can't wait to hear about it from you both!!!

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Postby Sacto John » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:25 am

Congrats! That's one hell of a fish.

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Postby Turkeyman » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:30 am

Great fish, i know the feeling I got a 15-3 at Pedro and when I got it in the boat all I could say was Holy Sh&t. I had the same problem getting her in the live well also. Awesome job and you guys will never forget the rush.

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Postby Mike » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:00 am

Wow! Great fish and a Great bite. Too cool. Congrats
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Postby ash » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:13 am

Here are two Pictures of Mark's Fish.



Mark Keyes 15.77 ACWRL June 27th 2010 Big Fish



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Wow! Look at the head on that thing. Congrats.

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Postby ScottyJ » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:05 pm

Holy F ing smokes!!! I wet myself looking at the pic! That's like a pitbull bass on steroids. That's an awesome catch dude way to go. Get a mount made.
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Postby MIKE TREMONT » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:17 pm

Way to go guys!

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Postby Otay Michael » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:32 pm

Ash, I know a very nice gentleman named Derek Rowan w/ a yellow Triton and he came to mind with that report/question. And he fishes Dobyn's rods cause I fell in love with them borrowing them on his boat last fall (in fact I got a niner on a Punker on one) he let me backseat for two days there as my motor had just been stolen.

Here is a shot of him with the niner (yeah, he got one also) with me on day two.


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Postby markguyver » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:04 pm

Thank you Derek Rowan my fish made it to the scales and was released healthy and happy because of your help and kindness on the river last sun. thx Mark Keyes

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Postby Flippinjigs » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:46 pm

That is a great catch. Right on guys. I was standing just out of view when those pictures where taken and I can surely say that those pictures of that fish don't do it justice. That fish was a monster bass! It looked a hell of a lot bigger in person.

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