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Caught By

Shawn Gearinger
10/4/2017 2:07:36 AM

Largemouth on a bone color Whopper plopper

Catch Details

Largemouth Bass
Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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6 lb. 9 oz.
7 ft.

Catch Conditions

NE at 3mph


    1. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Thanks Jimbo👊
    2. Jimbo Harwood 1
    3. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Thanks Phillip and Victor! Rich just keep trying it you will hit on a pattern that they like!
    4. Phillip Russell 1
      Awesome fish!!
    5. Rich Pardy 0
      Thanks Shawn, I have been using nothing but a steady retrieve with the plopper, gonna have to change it up.
    6. Victor Rideout 0
      Great fish
    7. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      90% traditional topwater stop and go.
    8. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Rich, This fish bit as soon as I engaged the reel. I saw her swirl on a shad the day before and couldnt get her to bite. The next evening I threw in the same spot ...more and she hit almost as soon as it hit the water. She was laying right next to a cypress tree in about 5 -6 foot of water.
    9. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Rich, I am not a politician but I am going to ride the fence. I use both. LOL I start out with a slow steady retrieve and if I get no blowups or some short strikes, ...more I try the stop and go, similar to working a jerk bait. Pop a couple times and then let it sit for a 5 - 10 seconds then pop pop again. Usually one of the retrieve styles will work. I have had a few days that they wanted it as fast as i could reel it with a 6 to 1 reel. Those days are rare but try when you know fish are in the area but wont bite it. I will tell you usually when they hit it, hang on cause they act mad at it and try to take your rod away from you. I have had several hit it right at the boat and nearly lost my rod.
    10. Rich Pardy 0
      Shawn do you use a steady retrieve with the plopper or a pop and stop?
    11. Shawn Gearinger 0
      It was David!😎
    12. Shawn Gearinger 0
      it was on the smaller one, I believe it is 110 size. Big fish love it!😁
    13. Craig Hoskins 0
      Nice one...what size whopper plopper are you using
    14. David Owens 0
      Bet that was fun!!
    15. Eddie Goode 0
    16. Derek Stitt 0
      Beautiful Largemouth Shawn!! Looks like a 6 too me.. Good job👍
    17. Robert Coleman 0
      HAWWWG!!! Whopper Plopper strikes again! Nice fish Shawn! No Fishidy weight needed here, she's a beaut! 👍👍👍👍👍👍
    18. Melissa Norris 0
      great catch 😀
    19. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Thanks Rich! It was Fishidy weight!
    20. Rich Pardy 0
      Top water monster!! Awesome catch Shawn!!! You are way off on the weight its definitely 6 lbs 10 ozs. :)
    21. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Pretty close . Of course on here she might go 10+....
    22. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Thanks Morris!
    23. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Plopper power. Nice Hawg Shawn!!!
    24. Shawn Gearinger 0
      That's a guess on the weight, I forgot my scale. What do you guys think?
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