Henry V

2.6 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Henry V fishing in New Jersey on 04/18/09

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 11 years ago

2.6 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Henry V fishing in New Jersey on 04/18/09
2.6 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Henry V fishing on Saturday April 18, 2009 at 12:46 near North Brunswick in Middlesex County, New Jersey (NJ), United States North America using a lure by Rapala International

In my opinion, Farrington Lake is one of the most difficult places to fish on the planet. It is long and shallow, heavily fished, and the fish seem to constantly be moving to new hide outs. In a dozen trips, I have never caught more than two bass in a day on the lake. Why do I keep going back?

To put it simply - northern pike. Big northern pike. I've hooked monsters in the lake, only to lose them at the boat. I've had follow backs, thrown hooks, you name it. The lake's pike are very good at beating you in a fishing match. I had two follow backs and one good strike on this day. The pike that hit my spinner bait simply missed the hook. The whole thing happened right next to the boat.

This bass was my consolation prize.

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Jessica & Angelo

farrington lake sounds like a good challenge i'll try it one day nice bass henry

Posted by Jessica & Angelo Elite Member over 11 years ago

Henry V

Henry,

Sounds good - what kind of fish were they? I love secret lakes. Hopefully it's a cranberry bog full of pickerel!

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 11 years ago

THE  HAMMER

HEY WHATS GOIN ON HENRY, LISTEN JUST GOT BACK FROM FISHING AND WENT TO THIS SECRET LAKE THATS IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, WELL GOT 5 FISH WITHIN 4 HRS OF EACHOTHER, 3 FISH WERE IN 12 MINS. AND THEN STRUGGLED FOR THE NEXT TWO. THIS IS THE LAKE YOU WANT TO FISH WITH ME IF YOU EVER GET IN TOWN HERE.

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 11 years ago

Henry V

Henry,

Brutal is the right word. But I can;t get enough of that lake. I get up there from NC about once a year, and have fished it about a dozen times. My buddy from Cliffwood Beach has better luck there than I do - he's pulled huge bass out of it, pickerel, and rainbow trout. I've only caught a few bass, but I don't target them. I target the pike. I had one hooked one day that pulled the boat about 20 yards - with three guys in it. When we got it up to the boat, it looked to be about a 20 lb pike. Then it went bananas and got away.

I also fish the Manasquan River for sea run Brown Trout in the cold months sometimes. It's fun, but that too is painfully difficult. We'll hook up some time on Farrington , no doubt.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 11 years ago

THE  HAMMER

YOU FISH OVER THERE? THAT LAKES IS BRUTAL! WE SHOULD GO FISHING SOMETIME. I LIVE OVER THERE IN CRANBURY. YOUR RIGHT EVERYTIME I GO THERE NOT ONLY DO I HAVE TO PULL OUT ALL THE TACTICS BUT NEVER REALLY HAPPY WITH THE CATCH. I DID CATCH A 5 LB FISH OVER AT THE FALLS ONE DAY AT LUNCH, IN THAT BACK CORNER THRU THE WOODS.

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

nice fish, do you live in north carolina or new jersey???

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

Bill Woods

Nice bass

Posted by Bill Woods Expert Member over 11 years ago

Joe A

Good Bass Hank

Posted by Joe A Expert Member over 11 years ago

Mike S

Nice bass Henry!

Posted by Mike S Expert Member over 11 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

Congrats Henry sorry we didn't get a chance to shake hands.

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 11 years ago

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