Henry V

9.2 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/13/15

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 4 years ago

9.2 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/13/15
9.2 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Henry V fishing on Friday March 13, 2015 at 11:07 near New Hill in Wake County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America using a Swimbait by Jake's Baits

I caught this huge bass while starting a field test for a new swimbait by Jake's Bait's. A cold front and overcast skies had slowed a bite that had been hot in recent days. I went out to fish a small lake with a steep drop off; I lucked out on my first cast, hooking into a trophy bass that was lurking around some rocks. The fish tipped the weight scale at 9 lbs 2 oz.

I landed two 8 lbers and a 10 lber last year. This year is off to a good start, too.

I posted the video of the catch on my youtube channel.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHaIBS068Sc&feature=youtu.be

When you watch the video, note that the fish takes the lure after a short retrieve as I let the swimbait sink and twitch. I was watching fish rise across the lake when it happened and you can hear "conversation" with my buddy who was fishing nearby as he fished from my favorite spot. As you can see, there is no honor among fish thieves, as I poached a 9 pounder from his usual spot. Pardon my French, by the way, but I didn't even know what was coming out of my mouth during the fight - all I knew was that I had a huge fish on my line.

Watch closely at about the 1 minute mark where the fish makes a strong run that ends with it entirely launching from the water to try and shake free of the lure.

Note: This is not a paid ad. My buddy sends me free lures as he makes them, and I test them. I would be fishing anyway.

Disclaimer: The fish was released and she swam off with a kick and a splash after I gently replaced her in the water.

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Matthias Family

Thanks for the info I will check him out.

Posted by Matthias Family Expert Member over 3 years ago

Henry V

Hi Matthias Fam!

Thanks for asking about Brandon's lures. He makes few of them because he is a working man, but the few he makes are magic. He really is an artist. I've been fishing with him most of my adult life, and he's also an experienced angler. You can look him up here on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007668136399&hc_location=ufi

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 3 years ago

Matthias Family

Nice fish sir ! Very nice fish I'd like to know more about the lures your friend makes if you'd like to pass on some info

Posted by Matthias Family Expert Member over 3 years ago

John Wright

that a successful field test i would say.

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 4 years ago

Brian Shea

Always seem to impress me! Nice fish man.

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 4 years ago

Henry V

Thanks guys. That spot is becoming a legend - 4 huge bass in 3 years, and a few more lost, all in the same week of the season. The special part of this one is I got it on video, an epic battle with plenty of hoots and hollers.

Now the White Bass are running, so I will turn my attention to them, but the first week of bass season was wild. I landed two 5 lbers and a 9 lber. Crazy.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 4 years ago

Henry. You are an inspiration.

Posted by Eric Holmberg over 4 years ago

Bassassin 201

Dang Henry !! U did it AGAIN ! Started the year with some Monsters ... Awesome , Great for the bait company too .. U js might have a career in bait testing .. Lol

Posted by Bassassin 201 Expert Member over 4 years ago

Dennis Huskins

OMG! That Baby is huge! You did it again, "Knocked my socks off". On a hard jointed swim bait! I have one just like it, but never caught anything on it. I will try it again, when the thaw comes!

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 4 years ago

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