Back on the saddle and landing big bass, by Rox Davis

It’s been a crazy season for me, I haven’t got out much.
I had time and felt good enough to finally get out to a large pond I love for a couple of trips.

I was fishing with my LunkerCity Salad Spoon, and it did not disappoint me!!

On 6’ med/heavy pole, 30 lb fire line braid with a 17 lb floro leader tied together with a uni to uni knot (only 4 wraps per knot).

For those of you who do not know what this lure is, it’s a soft body frog/buzz bait.
It is shown in one of the photos.

Reel it slow, drag it through the heaviest muck, let it sink and pop it, many many ways to use this great top water Bass lure, Pike and Pickerel love it too.

The 3/0 texposers hooks by lunker city work great and so does a frog hook from a spro jr frog with a spring lock placed on the end ring.
The gamakatsu superline spring hook lock 3/0 works great too.

Tons of rat bass, a few 1 and 2 lbers, but some big Girls have still avoided the meat dunkers.

I casted the LunkerCity Salad spoon to a spot I know very well
in this pond, had a blowup and sent my spoon flying 3 feet away.

Waited a few minutes, which was killing me, cast past the first blow up and slowly moved the Salad spoon to the spot and BAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!! Fish On!!!!
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Holy crap she’s pulling drag, and it was set pretty tight, the sleigh ride has begun!!!
All I could think was CRAP she’s headed for the laydown towing me with her.

Cranked the drag down 2 more clicks, and I was able to turn her.
Now we are headed back out to the center, holy crap, Up She Comes Shaking her head, then off for some more towing.

As I get her closer to the yak, Up she comes again with a flip and lands between my hulls of the yak and out the back end.
Pole bent to the max, I figured something was going to break, my line or the pole.

I opened the bail against my better judgment, closed it as soon as my pole bounced back, then started reeling
Like crazy.
Grabbed the net and was able to scoop her up from the back end of the W500!!!!!

You could hear me Yell for miles I’m sure!!!
No Scale with me, she was 21 inches long and Friggin FAT!!!!
I’d say very close to 6 lbs or better.


Tight lines and MoPaddle Safe all.

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7 thoughts on “Back on the saddle and landing big bass, by Rox Davis”

  1. Thanks Rox,
    It’s great to have you back! 🙂
    We all missed reading about your bass fishing adventures!

  2. Haha! 😀
    Love your stories Rox!
    Congratulations on your catch 🙂

  3. Hey, Rox, great hearing from you again. I’d trade that smallie for one of the nice redfish or snook I get down here.

  4. Rox- You seem to catch more gigantic bass than anyone who lives north of the Mason-Dixon line. Down south they have a much longer growing season and different strains of bass that just grow larger. 6 pounds is a monster in New England waters. Congratulations!

  5. Nice bass Rox! How’s the dog doing? Probably a lot bigger since your last post/pic of him.

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