I really am not a complainer, but this was clearly the big bass of the Lake Marion Pole-Benders 2009 tournament. This fish was recorded as a 4.5 pound fish, but it was over 22 inches, and has an enormous head. Clearly foul play was involved... This fish is at least six pounds, should have been a nice pay-out for Team Patience. Too bad we didn't make it to this years tournament.
Early June post spawn pattern that produced some decent fish on a north metro lake. A long cast with a fluke seemed to be the trick on this summer night. I figured the 19 incher went about 4, with the 18 incher going under four. Those were the two large fish of the night. Plenty of others in the 15 1/2 to 17 in range. I would say the top five fish would give me a bag of about 17 lbs.