Personal best largemouth!

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Personal best largemouth!

Post by tt350z » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:59 pm

Well we had a nice warm day today, so I decided to take the boat out and target some largemouth's. It hit a whopping 41ºF today! Of course by the time the high temp was recorded I was already on my way home. Had my best day out there today, 2 over 3 lbs, 3 at 2 lbs, and about 5 little guys.

It's a only a 3 lbs 8 oz LM :lol: , but consider the state record is 8 lbs 8 oz from the same lake... in 1983.
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I think this is the only lake that doesn't have enough ice to drive a truck on. North end of the lake frozen over.
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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by dragon1 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:07 pm

Excellent job on the PB in cold water, for sure!

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by got2be5 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:24 pm

Nice job nice fish as well.

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by Redfish » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:31 pm

41? I would have been trolling the boat to keep from freezing my southern boys off!

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by dragon1 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:33 pm

Redfish wrote:41? I would have been trolling the boat to keep from freezing my southern boys off!
Wool unders, itchy, but waaarrrm! :lol:

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by tt350z » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:41 pm

41 is definitely a heat wave, there was a few times I thought about stripping down to just my tshirt, that is until the wind picked up!

I had my ice fishing bibs on, it got a little toasty in there.

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by the hooligan » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:51 pm

Nice bass :big grin:

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by Yetti » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:03 pm

Sweet looked fun !

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by dhottle » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:25 pm

WTG cold & all.

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by igl00jx » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:35 pm

Way to whack them! Gotta love the heatwave in the north country. Balmy 40+ the past couple of days in the Twin Cities.

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by USA-RET » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:53 pm

Nice chunky fish and congrats on a PB. =D> When I lived "north" I'd have been out there too. :lol: Now, when temps fall below 60, I'm in a sweatshirt, long pants, stocking cap, and sipping hot chocolate in front of a space heater. :big grin:

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by facelessnewsouth » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:36 am

Man, I can't imagine being on the water when it's that cold!!! Luckily for me, I don't really have to. It's supposed to get to 80 here today :big grin: .

Congrats on the PB!

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by spookybaits » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:39 am

Right on man, good job! What bait you catch it on?

You ever throw swimbaits? I bet if you put the time in you could get the state record. I'd bet those north Dakota bass haven't seen too many swimbaits...
What's the main fish forage/baitfish there?

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by tt350z » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:28 am

Caught all the bass that day on a 3/4oz D&M Piranha swim jig.

I have a few Spro BBZ-1 and a couple Ragos that I left at home. I wasn't throwing them since I had only ever landed small (maybe 1 lb) bass there. This was my 5th time out to that particular lake as its one of the farther lakes for me to drive to.

I agree, I doubt any bass up here in ND have seen to many swimbaits. Now that I know there are some decent size ones, I'm gonna start chucking them.

Main forage is bluegills and crappie. Probably smaller northerns as well.

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Re: Personal best largemouth!

Post by Gone Phishin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:03 am

Congrats! Beautiful fish. =D>

It hit 41* here yesterday...I drove home on the interstate with my driver's window down. :lol:

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