with Tackle Warehouse and BASS Elite Angler Jared Lintner
continued to get into the white bass with a variety of lures including jerkbaits
and mid sized crankbaits. The fish looked like a shorter version of a striped
bass and the largest one caught we caught was just over a pound, but the fish
are like their striped cousins and fight surprisingly well for their weight.
Unfortunately it was already mid way through the day and while Jared and I had
boated a lot of fish, only two fish were over a pound.
Jared gets a 2lb largemouth
Corey and Joey were having
a tough time as well fishing baseball sized rocky points. They called Jared on
his cell phone to see if there was any action on the other side of the lake.
Jared told them about the schooled up white bass we were getting into and Corey
and Joey head over with a trout rig to have some ultralight fun.
Rich makes a move to find bigger
At the same time Rich and JIP
ventured into a shallow area, no more than three feet in depth. Rich positioned
his boat on the outside and began casting. “What we really need is a speed trap
to get all the way in there,” Rich commented. “I’ve got one, but it’s a Delta
Craw” JIP responded as he started digging through his tackle. JIP tied on the
craw and on cast within inches of the shore and began his burn. Splooooooosh, a
large white fish rolled on the trap.
Using blades Rich gets into more
small spotted bass
JIP wasn’t sure if was a
largemouth or a giant white bass, but he wanted it. Setting wasn’t even
necessary, the fish had crushed the speed trap and was heading straight for the
boat. JIP cranked quickly to make up ground and as soon as the line was taut the
fish went ballistic and went deep yet again. “This one has to be at least 4 or 5
pounds, do you have a net?” JIP asked as he started to make headway on the fish.
“No net, you’re going to have to lip it,” Rich responded as the fish broke the
surface and JIP was face to face with a thrashing catfish.
heck are the big fish?"
“Oh man…I’m not lipping
that thing” JIP exclaimed as Rich broke into laughter. JIP bent down grabbed the
fish like a trophy trout as Rich snapped the picture, all of which was the
fastest “picture and release” in TackleTour history. “Man that thing was slimy”
JIP said as he washed off his hands.
bigger, and slimier, one
Next Section: Time for the weigh in & cats