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Yep you read right! lol

I was crappie fishing with my mother tonight in my pond and I felt a tick and then weight. I immediately assumed it was an eatin sized crappie. Shortly after I swept my rod to set the hook I realized I had no crappie on there but a decent bass. I had 6lb test line and a lightwire size 1 hook (thats what come on the 1/8oz roadrunner crappie jigs) so I loosened my drag a bit and played her out for about 30 seconds before I could get her to where I could lip her. When I finally got her lipped I was shocked as hell of her size! :dance01:

Now, I'm not exactly sure of the weight but she was a chunky fish and a good bit longer than my 18 1/2" golden rule - I'd say 1 1/2 to 2 inches longer.

Unfortunately I had no camera because after all I was only going fishing for a crappie dinner. lol I could have gotten off the boat and ran into my house and gotten the camera but I decided due to the extended length of play time to land the fish, that making her wait even longer to go back into the water was a bad idea. I released her and she gave a good swish and off she went.

I was so surprised I landed her on such light tackle with so much grass!

I am now officially addicted to Blakemore Roadrunner jigs!! :cheers:

Jared
 
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Maybe I am reading it wrong, but did you mean it was a 30 second fight, or was that a lapse in typing, due to overwheliming excitement? :)
 

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Maybe I am reading it wrong, but did you mean it was a 30 second fight, or was that a lapse in typing, due to overwheliming excitement?   :)
Yep, I mean about 30 seconds from the time I hooked her till the time I lipped her. However, I was just so sure she was going to get off, that those 30 or so seconds felt like a lifetime.

She was a beautiful fish. I'm still kickin myself for not bringing my camera out there.
 

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Thank you John :)

Yeah we had a really nice time out there. Unfortunately we only put 2 crappie in the freezer so our crappie dinner will have to wait till we put a couple more with them :)
 

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Come on down /over Tex... Id be happy to see you catch her :) BUT... ya gotta promise to release her again ;)
 
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Thats a deal. I have been releasing most of my fish here lately. I don't know if it is because I don't want to clean the fish or if it is my attitude changing toward them. I sure like catching them over and over again but on the other hand they sure taste good to me.

The bigger ones I will throw back because there not as good to eat and I believe that they can help reproduce BIG fish.

I will keep one up to 3 lbs. but no bigger.
 

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Man, that's awesome Jared! That's always awesome catchin' huge ones on ultralight stuff ;D
 
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Jared is turning into Jimmy Houston. Jimmy uses the road runner for crappies, but always seems to catch big bass on them. I saw a show a couple of weeks ago where he was fishing with a fellow from Blakemore, and he ended up catching an 8 lbs. and a 9 lbs. bass before he even got a sniff of a slab. LOL ;D
 

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My dad always does that, he will throw a crappie jig out and get a 5 pounder...its bull...haha

Nice!!!!
 
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Yea, James.........ain't that the way it always goes. :-\ Just like a rookie coming along fishing with ya, and he gets more and bigger fish, you are left looking like an idiot with $500 worth of tackle, and more than that in rods and reels. LOL Oh well, all in the pursuit of fun and bass. ;D
 
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