Army angler catches (and releases) gear busting giant bass!
Size. I did not weigh it. ( I did not have a scale to weigh it, and I did not want it to die so I took a couple of quick pictures and put him back in the (pond)
Lure: Wild Eyed Swim Shad (purchased from Walmart)
Structure: Just off a flat
Rod: (I do not know what type of rod it is)
Reel: Zebco 33
Lake: Hunters Pond (not even 1acre pond)
Tell us about your catch: I caught this monster bass in a small pond in my neighborhood. I live in
Columbia and bought a Zebco rod and reel set just after moving into my house
two years ago. I am not an avid fisherman but I thought I would enjoy
catching small fish out of the pond. On the morning of 15 April I had been
fishing for about 45 minutes. I was just getting ready to leave when I
thought I would cast one more time. This monster bass hit my Wild eyed swim
shad. It broke my rod and stripped the gears in my reel but somehow I managed to get it in.