A photo of J Gray's catch

Caught By

J Gray
3/16/2016 3:00:00 PM

Saw it swimming near the surface and I slowly reached my hand in to see if I could grab it and just quickly snatched it up by the lip!

Catch Details

Largemouth Bass
Lake Ray Hubbard

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Caught using hand only!
2 ft. 1 in. in.
9 lb.
7 ft.
Everyone

Catch Conditions

73°F
SE at 14mph

Comments
16K+

    1. Cameron Hodge 0
      Well done!
    2. J Gray 0
      Cody Morden, There will always be haters. I choose to rejoice with those that rejoice. I hope maybe someday you will be able to do the same...
    3. Cody Morden 0
      Don't believe that but if so pretty cool. And there is no way in the I tire world that that is 9 pounds. Not even close. It does not even look like a 5 pound
    4. Carole Sampeck 0
      Holy scheiss!
    5. Roddy Bieber 0
      Sorry to hear you ate it instead of throwing it back. I'm a big catch and release fan. But cool that you caught it by hand.
    6. David Moore Jr. 0
      That fish probably had an swim bladder problem couldn't dive
    7. J Gray 0
      Oh and who is trying to get a sponsorship here? LOL Not this guy
    8. J Gray 0
      The way this fish kicked once I had my death grip on it and the fact it was still flopping in my trunk 20 minutes after removing it from the livewell makes me think ...more it was perfectly healthy and "had a laps in judgement" :-)
    9. david reil 0
      it's hard to get a sponsor if you don't use tackle.
    10. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Cool way of catching it too! I wonder if it was sickly????
    11. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Awesome bass!
    12. David Moore Jr. 0
      I've seen a fish do that before.... but I snaged it.
    13. Joe Tuohey 0
      Coolest story ever! Congratulations on that beauty
    14. RON WARD 0
      You know it's customary to mount the lure too. I guess your gonna have to cut off your thumb.!!!!
    15. J Gray 0
      As soon as I slipped my thumb in its mouth and hauled it out of the water that hog started kicking so hard I almost dropped it in the water! I am getting it mounted. ...more My wife was with me and was like "does that happen often?" LMAO
    16. mike yon 0
      that's awesome if it was only that easy all the time
    17. kenny thompson 0
      Nice bass!!!
    18. Jacob Anderson 0
      Bigger than my best on a rod and reel haha! Great story and fish!
    19. Derek Stitt 0
      That's Awesome!!
    20. RON WARD 0
      Awesome.
    21. Jon Giacalone 2
      No way! Haha
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