Henry V

21.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 09/19/15

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 4 years ago

21.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 09/19/15
21.0" Largemouth Bass caught by Henry V fishing on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 08:45 near Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America

I fished the Queen City classic on Saturday, the final event of the CKA kayak series for the season. I was in 13th place going in, and finished 11th overall. Because an angler ahead of me qualified with another series, I cracked the top 10 and received an invite to the National Kayak Fishing Championship in March.

This is the bass that got me there. She was lurking near a patch of grass along the shore, waiting for a frog. I placed a topwater lure about 2 inches from the bank and popped it away from the shore, and paused. There was a subtle slurp, not a violent strike at all. I set the hook, and the big bass came out and flared her gills. The best part was it was early, but she tried to shake me in the one patch of sunlight I could see. Spray was flying everywhere, she ran and jumped, and I eventually tired her out. My guess is she weighed about 5 lbs, and had been through a rough spawn (note the chewed up tail).

I released her after my photos, and headed upstream. I'll remember this fish for a long time, though, because she got me the ticket to Kentucky for next March.

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Dennis Huskins

Hank! You tell a great and passionate fish catching story each and every time. I just got a 21" fat bass, with my camera/phone wet and lost the photo op. I do believe it would also be close to the 5 pound mark. It is very exciting.

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