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Jitterbug+ 100 Degrees ='s 5Lb+ Largemouth


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Took a friend on the Elk Mon. about 5:30 p.m with only moderate expectations because of the low water. From Ken's to Riverside. I planned on dragging a lot, but to my surprise, we only had to get out 2 or 3 times. I have really been disappointed with how the flood this year changed the Elk,,,,,,,,,,so much flat water now,,,,,however, that flat water sure makes you want to throw a lot of topwater,,,,,,,,just hoping for a big ole largemouth...It seems we lost 1/2 of the good, typical moving smallie water. At least to my way of viewing it.

We started out catching the smallies pretty good on tubes,,,,,,,a few reaching 15" - 16"s. Probably caught 40 to 50. I was also catching a few on a frog, and my friend throwing the ole "jitterbug".....,,,,,,,,THEN WE HAD THE BLOWUP OF THE YEAR.........AND THE FISH OF THE YEAR FOR US. OK, WE ALL HOLD A "BIG PICTURE FISH" A BIT CLOSE TO THE CAMERA,,,,,,,,BUT THIS WAS A HUGH FISH. WE HAD NO SCALES TO WEIGHT HIM, BUT HE MEASURED 21 1/4". Had to be 5 + lbs. He is still swimming & getting over a sore mouth from a few hooks from the jitterbug.

For a change,,,,,,THE BIG ONE DID NOT GET AWAY.

C & R

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Very nice fish!!! It is amazing how well the top water bite is right now with all the heat. My son was using a Crazy Crawler this weekend and it worked all day long!

There is nothing better than using an old school bait and catching the big ones! And lots of them. Well done there.

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God I love big bass on top!

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God I love big bass on top!

Good thing you didn't have a typo with that one! :secret-laugh:

Chief Grey Bear

Living is dangerous to your health

Owner Ozark Fishing Expeditions

Co-Owner, Chief Executive Product Development Team Jerm Werm

Executive Pro Staff Team Agnew

Executive Pro Staff Paul Dallas Productions

Executive Pro Staff Team Heddon, River Division

Chief Primary Consultant Missouri Smallmouth Alliance

Executive Vice President Ronnie Moore Outdoors

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Now Chief, you need to behave.

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Sweet Fish!

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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Nice River Largemouth!!! I caught one on the Mineral Fork a couple years ago that went 19 1/2" and looked like it had swallowed a softball. I guessed that one went about 4 1/2 lbs so I would say yours was definitely at or just over 5 lbs.

Congrats!!

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