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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 10:32 am
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Chrisenthran
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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Best Catch: 2.3 KG LMB. Not heaviest - But best
Favorite Fishing Spot: Any puddle with green monsters.
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Was up at first light this morning to wet a line a the local puddle - I had some success there a few weeks ago with bass in the 1 - 1.5kg range and was hoping to repeat the feat.

I decided to throw a bigger bait this time in hopes of seducing a better quality fish. I'd seen a few decent ones cruising the shoreline previously that looked, to me, the better side 2 kilos.

The thing with larger baits is that you likely wont get alot of interest. But the interest you get is the interest you want.

I tied on glidebait and went to work.

I was fishing a sloping rip-rap bank with a decent drop off.

2 hits and 2 misses in the space of an hour had me walking further down the shoreline looking for something different. The fish were not commiting and i figured the clear was playing it's part.

I noticed a few active fish kicking up some silt on a shallower, more gradual incline and decided to give that a go. 2nd cast and VAS!

At first i thought i had hooked into the biggest bass in the pond - but when the fish rolled near the surface about 10 meters away from me and a few dark whiskers broke the surface i knew that i had hooked into my first catfish on artificial. What a fight! My 7ft bass rod had it's work cut out.

A few solid runs later - i had lipped my PB catfish on lure - 3.3kg. By no means a big fish - but a lot of fun.

I was alone and on extremely uneven ground so i coudnt take any decent photos - the fish was exhausted so a quick snap and back into the cool water with a tail flick and a grin.

Looking at the state of my bait afterwards - I'm surprised i didn't lose that fish.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 10:33 am
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Chrisenthran
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Best Catch: 2.3 KG LMB. Not heaviest - But best
Favorite Fishing Spot: Any puddle with green monsters.
Boat: None
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Need to get some better hooks.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 10:49 am
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Houtarm
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Location: Swellendam, South Africa
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Nice Man!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 11:28 am
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Fishpaste
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Congrats mate! Watch out the whiskers can become an obsession!!!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 01:46 pm
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Ant86
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Thanks for sharing, wait till you get that 10kg on a bass rod ;)

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 Posted: Fri Dec 8th, 2017 06:32 am
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Arrie87
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Now you are buggered! BCats on artlure (specifically bass kit) is addictive!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 8th, 2017 09:28 pm
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DocPhil
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So much fun!
Many years ago I hooked "the mother of all bass" out of my float tube on a dam near Boksburg, on a small black spinnerbait.
After a heck of a tussle I saw the whiskers. 9kg on a baitcaster and pistolgrip rod. Fight I'll never forget.

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