1. Details: Largemouth Bass

    Local Kid made the news. The smile says it all!

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      @ChanceHuiet ⬇️
    2. Ben_Sanford 0
      Relatively clear water. Water lines shown on map are not current state. Lake was about 1/2 full when aerials were taken. Lots of healthy fish.
    3. Ben_Sanford 0
      Construction. When it came time to hold water, they let the stock ponds become flooded. Gave the lake a 5yr head start. That would make this the 9th ur of production ...more I think. About at its peak sizewis
    4. Ben_Sanford 0
      @ChanceHuiet Yeah I saw that "egg pouch" after I posted it. Thanks for the correction. That lake site had many holding ponds constructed in the basin. ...more Fish were raised for stocking during its 5 yr
    5. Ben_Sanford 0
    6. bassfishing123 0
      That's a trophy fish right there.
    7. Ben_Sanford 0
      This was the sight of the Highschool Bass Championship finals last year.
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  2. This system is my own and has not been approved by FishSkout. It is meant entirely for fun and encouragement, not to "officially" judge any fish in any ...more capacity or any method of taking or presenting your catch. I am certain to make mistakes, as I am eminently human. If I misjudge your fish, my advance apology. Tight lines everyone!

    1. kisbass 0
      I like your system
    2. Henry Holmes 0
      I'm with it 🎣
    3. Austin Buley 0
      I approve of this system 👍🏼
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      Like reelphoto
    6. Matt Dobson 0
      Like it!!!
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    8. TennesseeTroutboy 0
      🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖 Oh I'm sorry I meant 4 🐖🐖🐖🐖 instead of 5
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  3. Details: Largemouth Bass

    Jus' look at allllllll dem fishes.... 'n me stuck here wid none! Sigh!

    1. Tyrone Smith 0
      Haha good one
  4. Ok Tennessee Crew... Calling all J. Percy Priest warriors! Need all the Skinny on this reservoir, especially upper end near Stones River inlet! All species! All ...more conditions! Year round! No holding back, now! Gimme the good stuff!

    1. Ben_Sanford 0
      Would like to find that spot though!
    2. Ben_Sanford 0
      Photo 0f Percy Priest from Internet. Was at lake yesterday but not on water. Did not get pictures.
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  5. Details: Largemouth Bass with a Bare white crappie jig, ~ 1/8 oz.

    When she bass gets lockjaw on the ol' bed and all your "tried & true methods" have failed, try landing this in the bed's center & leave ...more it. Absolutely no movement. Wait her out. Eventually she will "take out the trash" & drop it at the beds edge. It may take several attempts to "hookup" but this really works. Voice of experience!

    1. Ben_Sanford 0
      @jeremy5567 Yeah me to, especially in the heat of Summer. Roll it slow near deep cover. Bass, bream, crappie, cat.... Never know what you'll get.
    2. jeremy5567 0
      I've put a spinner on a jig head like this and caught a bunch of bass and sunfish
    3. Brandon alt 0
      @MulletHead the description cuts off
    4. Ben_Sanford 0
      Just the jig head. You'll think the hook is too small but if it's sharp it will do the job.
    5. MusicCityBass 0
      @garrettjweiss just the head
    6. robz713 0
      Cool !
    7. Jacob DeRamus 0
      Great info! I've used that method multiple times. It surprisingly works great
    8. Sean Wilms 0
      great info! gonna try it next time
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    10. King_Fisher 0
      Never would of thought of that!
    11. garrett weiss 0
      Just the jig head or like a grub on it
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  6. Details: Largemouth Bass with a Stuck at work!

    70°, overcast w light intermittent rain. Bar currently 29.12⬆️ but cold front coming thru tomorrow night. Winds are 1-3mph SW. UV factor is 2 of 12. Moon is ...more new w 1% illumination. Would sure be a good day to be flipping an NFT Custom Jig! I need to drown a few of them. I looked in my box yesterday and I think the little boogers are multiplying. lol

  7. Details: Largemouth Bass with a 3/8 oz. Booyah tandem spinnerbait (gold willow blades) with white/gill skirt and pearl baby brush hog. Med. action 7' Spinning Rod w Mitchel ...more 401 reel and 6# braid, double surgeons knot with no leader.

    Following rainy cold front with bluebird skies! Fish on secondary pts. w cover at 8-10'. Slooooooow Rollin' n waiting for that tap, tap. Lowrance said they ...more were there... So when they didn't hit, I slowed down some more n BAM! These 2 were enough to earn $100 gift card and 50# Digital Scale in small Tourney. Should've seen the 1 lip hooked got away!

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    2. Ben_Sanford 0
      @Buck_Fly love slow Rollin a Colorado blade w black skirt n trailer under a full moon for hot weather Pickwick Lake smallmouths.
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      Slow rolling spinnerbaits has been very productive for me at times. Especially at night!
    4. Marcus Lane 0
      Nice fish!
    5. RobO 0
      @Ben_Sanford glad to see u back out there catching some
    6. Ben_Sanford 0
      Had a great time away from the plant with co-workers.
    7. TennesseeTroutboy 0
      Sounds like a good day
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  8. Details: Largemouth Bass with a #5 ShadRap Gold, Booyah 3/8 Tandem Spinnerbait (Gold Willow blades) in white/gill with Pearl colored Baby Brush Hog trailer fished slowly ...more off secondary points and deep creek channels near spawning bed

    4/3/14, Largemouth, Smallmouth, & Freshwater Drum. 1 day after rainy cold front. Water temp 61-66, air 59-72, wind SSW 20-30mph, cloudy skies, rain forecast,didn't ...more happen. Bar 29.16⬆️. Small lake current. Moon- waning Gibbus. All bass (7) in 2-3# range. Drum (5) 5-8#. Finally made it back to the water. Fished with good friend I hadn't seen in 2 yrs ( see Blert re: full moon on Pickwick 4/2012).

    1. Ben_Sanford 0
      I threw it for 6 hrs both with and against the wind without any problems. Can't ask for better performance from any reel at any price.
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      Oops! Sorry guys. That Curado is on my Quantum Dance Class Classic. It was a Phleuger on the Berkley. Less reel by performs excellently with that Rod & line ...more combo.
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      Threw SSR5 on med 7' spinning rod w Mitchell 401 (antique but still my best reel after 50 yrs of use) strung w 6# braid and no leader. Double surgeon knot; easy ...more to tie, holds well, strong & reliable.
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      Threw spinnerbait on berkley cherrywood med. heavy 6'6" w Curade reel & 12# mono.
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      Baits were 3/8 oz Booyah tandem Spinnerbait w gold willow blades and white/green gill skirt with back 3/4 length of pearl colored baby brush hog for trailer. Second ...more bait was ShadRap 5 SSR5 in gold.
    6. ccbryant06 0
      Good catch brother. Happy to see you fishing again.
    7. Marcus Lane 0
      Nice catch and great to see you back on the water!
    8. RobO 0
      @Ben_Sanford glad to see u back at it
    9. King_Fisher 0
      No bait info that I see.
    10. Will Engle 0
      I don't see the bait info
    11. Ben_Sanford 0
      I posted bait info also but don't see it now. Let me know if you can see it or not.
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      @King_Fisher @TennesseeTroutboy @kisbass @bassinboy01 @Matthew_L @TXfisherman97 Thanks for the kind words guys! It's great to be back!
    13. Will Engle 0
      Welcome back
    14. Matthew_L 0
      Nice to see you back at it!
    15. Jacob Breaux 0
      Good stuff!
    16. kisbass 0
      Welcome back and nice fish
    17. TennesseeTroutboy 0
      Awesome to see that you are able to get out there!
    18. King_Fisher 0
      Great fish and glad to see you back!
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    1. Ben_Sanford 0
      @TXfisherman97 ... Thanks. Last year was really rough on me. Not fishing was even rougher. Maybe it'll be better this year.
    2. Will Engle 0
      Nice to see you back
    3. Matthew_L 0
      Bomber topwaters for 2.78 as well
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      Last years boating stuff too
    5. Ben_Sanford 0
      Also a lot of hunting gear on 50 to 80% clearance.
    6. Ben_Sanford 0
      It's early right now so selection is good n will only improve the next couple weeks in my area.
    7. Isaac Carey 0
      We give Walmart a lot of crap but all in all they've got some really good deals and an ok selection
    8. htgaddis_ 0
      Same @TennesseeTroutboy
    9. TennesseeTroutboy 0
      They have $6 and $7 Zara Puppies in the $1 bin all the time at my Walmart.
    10. Seth McDowell 0
      As much as I hate walmart, their fishing section in my town is actually very good and a lot of the lures and line are as much as half the price of basspro for the ...more same lures and line
    11. Matthew_L 0
      You have to watch those "sales" I noticed the power pro that was on sale comes in 100yd spools instead of 150yd
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  9. Details: Largemouth Bass with a Just sharing a news Blert for all those interested. TWRA made it official yesterday. New Tennessee State Record: 15.21 #

    Hoss! Wish I were there. Caught in practice for a tournament by high school bass team coach on umbrella rig fishing structure in same location he caught 9+ #er last ...more Feb. New official TN Record Largemouth. 15.21#

    1. SSNoah 0
      Thx for posting!
    2. Cale Ellingson 0
      Good to hear from you. Hope you're doing well
    3. MusicCityBass 0
      We've missed ya! I was getting worried haha
    4. Ben_Sanford 0
      I'm there in spirit though
    5. Ben_Sanford 0
      Health issues and other life stuff...
    6. Ben_Sanford 0
      Still not fishing much... Been 8 months
    7. robz713 0
      Welcome back 💯
    8. dillon juarez 0
      Glad to see you back on
    9. Isaac Carey 0
      Only if he would have caught it DURING the tourney
    10. TennesseeTroutboy 0
      Did they find out if it was Florida strain? And it's been a while since you've posted, are you able to get out and wet a line?
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Old Fart! But I've seen a thing or two and known some really good anglers, so pay attention kiddies! I don't know it all though; if I couldn't ...more learn from you, I'd be a pretty poor student, so share !