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Went fishing early this morning at Lake Windsor, one of the community lakes here in Bella Vista. Caught a couple of bass as the sky was getting light to the east. Cast my t-rig up on towards the bank and snagged some mono, pulled the mono off my rig and started handlining it in (I always will bring in line that I snag and dispose of it in the trash), as I pulled the line in I felt some resistance, at first I thought it was a limb, but it started swimming around, got it near the boat and a big ol bass jumped out of the water. Had to play the fish on the handline for a few minutes, but finally got her lipped and brought her into the boat. 22" fish, probably 5-6 lbs. Had a Zoom trick worm with a shakey head stuck in her jaw, with probably about 50 yards of that blue stren line attached. Must have darn near spooled the person who broke her off. Got the hook out and let her go. Not the greatest pic, but it was just getting light. Fish had a funny looking bump behind the gills, if I catch her again I'll recognize her. Hopefully I'll see her in the spring when she's another inch longer and full of eggs.

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Went fishing early this morning at Lake Windsor, one of the community lakes here in Bella Vista. Caught a couple of bass as the sky was getting light to the east. Cast my t-rig up on towards the bank and snagged some mono, pulled the mono off my rig and started handlining it in (I always will bring in line that I snag and dispose of it in the trash), as I pulled the line in I felt some resistance, at first I thought it was a limb, but it started swimming around, got it near the boat and a big ol bass jumped out of the water. Had to play the fish on the handline for a few minutes, but finally got her lipped and brought her into the boat. 22" fish, probably 5-6 lbs. Had a Zoom trick worm with a shakey head stuck in her jaw, with probably about 50 yards of that blue stren line attached. Must have darn near spooled the person who broke her off. Got the hook out and let her go. Not the greatest pic, but it was just getting light. Fish had a funny looking bump behind the gills, if I catch her again I'll recognize her. Hopefully I'll see her in the spring when she's another inch longer and full of eggs.

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Sounds like a double thrill....you got to catch a big bass under not-so-normal circumstances and you saved it from probable death. WAYTAGO!!!! :serious-business:

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the only thing better than snagging a line with a fish attached is snagging a line with a pole attached. Been there, done that. great catch without the proper drag.

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That's awesome!

About 10 years ago my dad and I were fishing a point at Lake of the Ozarks with Wiggle Warts. My dad had a fish that broke his line. Never saw the fish, it didn't jump. About 5 minutes later the trebles on my Wiggle Wart snagged his broken line (which we couldn't see) and it was a monster spotted bass.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Let me know if you handline a fish with a bandit 300 crammed in its mouth.

Not only do I want that crankbait back, but I sure would like to know about "the one that got away"

Cool story, thanks for sharing...

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