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lagoon 6 12 11 8.37 popper fish

lagoon 6 12 11  8.37 popper fish

Big fish, first cast. I used a bloop/bloop/pause retrieve, and thought I saw a blowup behind it about 10' into the retrieve. Two more bloops, and she nailed it.
It was right at the buoy line in front of a swim beach, where there is a drop off from 10' to 30'.
BPS Stacey King med. lite cranking rod, Quantum Accurist reel, all circa 2003, 14lb BPS Excel mono.
That's my favorite top water setup.

    Jun 13 2011 10:10 AM
    Way To Go ......... Mark

    Nice Piggy

    Mike P.
    Congrats on the fish Mark. She's a dandy. :yes:
    Great fish, sucessfull bait !
    Grat !
    very nice great feeling catching it on something you created :yay:
    mark poulson
    Jun 13 2011 07:28 PM
    Thanks. It was fun to catch, and fun to weigh-in.
    Big Bass Man
    Jun 13 2011 09:16 PM
    Nice fish Mark!! I love fishing poppers.
    Jun 13 2011 09:47 PM
    Wow awesome fish. That would be close to the state record where I am from.
    mark poulson
    Jun 14 2011 12:37 PM
    The 30 year old who won with 20lbs, Walter, is newly here from Conneticut, and he stuck a 6 and a 5.
    It was neat, because another club member, Rodney, who fishes FLW, told him what to throw, and where and how to fish it.
    That is truly what our club is about.
    Rodney took third, with 18lbs. Karma.
    Walter, who has fished for bass his whole life back East, said it was his biggest fish every.
    They took several extra pictures of him and his fish, because his grin was so wide and bright it kept washing out the pictures. :lol:
    Beautiful fish. Looks like it came from clear water. So poppers were working under those clear skies?!
    What'd she weigh?
    mark poulson
    Jun 15 2011 09:55 AM
    Gin clear water, but it was foggy/overcast all morning.
    She weighed 8.37lbs.

    She spent over 8 hours in the livewell, and she still swam away full of fight when I finally released her.