So my son caught a 4# bass...in the most absurd manner!

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  1. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch 6 pointer

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    I finally got all the kids together for a fishing trip, which has been hard to do for various reasons. Due to the kindness of a fellow church member, we were allowed to fish in his pond. It has big catfish, but as far as we knew, mostly small bluegill and bass. We were told to keep what we caught, in order to "thin out" some of the fish. My two youngest caught a bunch of tiny "bait stealers," so I hit on an idea. I rigged up one of the small fish on a bigger hook so my 14 year old could try for a bass. He spotted a "Big fish" under a narrow dock. So like a kid might, he tried to convince it to bite, laying on the dock with the pole in one hand and a short length of line and the minnow in the other, working it like a teabag. Soon there was a splash and a shout from the dock. A "Huge fish" had struck just as John lifted the minnow from the water, breaking it off. Well, later we caught another small fish so I rigged it up again, and with the optimism of youth John returned to the dock and resumed his tea-bag fishing. In between baiting hooks and reffing squabbles between the two young 'uns, I heard John say, "I see him...."
     
  2. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    Very cool! Good for you guys.
     
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  3. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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  4. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    So are you going to try the teabag method, now that your boy showed you how its done?
     
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  6. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 8 pointer

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    I got a large bass to hit a cattail i was holding off a dock once. Funny how they can be.
    Looks like yall both had good ideas and they paid off!
     
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  7. Wrangler

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  8. Munson

    Munson 10 pointer

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    Tea bag method lol. We always called it doodle soppin' for reasons idk of lol.
    Nice fish however the method used!
     
  9. JR PORTER

    JR PORTER 8 pointer

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    Took a preacher from church fishing in Michigan once, a fish just jumped in the boat! dangest thang I'd ever seen!
     
  10. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    A little divine power at work...
     
  11. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    We use to catch big bass like that a lot. It's like shiner fishing in Florida. Bass love bluegill!
     
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  12. Genesis 27:3

    Genesis 27:3 8 pointer

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    I would say he is hooked.pun intended.
     
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  13. wv67

    wv67 10 pointer

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  14. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 8 pointer

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    Good deal. keep em interested. bottom fishing is next.
     
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  15. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch 6 pointer

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    I just might!
     

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