Friday, March 25, 2011
Table Rock Lake, Stone County, Missouri March 25th 2011: Dogwood trees start to bloom, monster pig bass come out to play in the ozarks!
I got a chance to get the kayak out for a few hours and decided to paddle and fish Table Rock Lake. This is the largest bass I have caught in a really long time (maybe ever). I was fishing a cove with a white roadrunner with a small white mister twister grub attached, kind of bouncing off the bottom. When she bit, I thought it was a snag, but then the line started moving the other direction. It was a real challenge landing on a sea kayak. She had me running around the cove for a little bit.
I was really concerned because I was using a spinning rod with 8# test. I was thinking "this water is so clear, I should have packed the rod that had 6# loaded"...glad I did not! I did not have a measuring tool, however I got it laid up against my rod and it went past the Shakespeare ugly stik logo. When I get back I will get it measured out.
I am almost thinking this is a spotted bass. I know the second smaller one is. The lateral line on the fish would leave me to believe that it is....