8.0 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Ray Hanselman, Jr. fishing in Texas on 08/09/07

Posted by Larry Hodge over 12 years ago

8.0 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Ray Hanselman, Jr. fishing in Texas on 08/09/07
8.0 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Ray Hanselman, Jr. fishing on Thursday August 09, 2007 at 08:30 10.08 km from Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas (TX), United States North America using a Black Dog Bluegill a Swimbait

Amistad has big largemouths—the lake record is 15 pounds plus—and they will start to spawn when the water reaches 58 to 59 degrees in the spring. Remember that spring comes early way down south. “In February you will be targeting pre-spawn fish,” says guide Ray Hanselman, Jr. (830/774-1857). “Try to find staging areas like the center of drains that lead to deeper water. Use big swim baits and deep-running crank baits. When the fish move up and start spawning, you can sight-fish with soft plastic jerk baits.”
After the spawn is over, Hanselman targets big bass hiding in flooded brush. One such area is east of the U.S. 277 bridge. Hanselman throws a humongous jointed bluegill-imitating topwater bait that attracts spectacular strikes. “I like to see them hit it,” he says of the quarter-pound bait that looks like a steak when he casts. “You don’t catch as many fish, but if a fish does hit it, it’s usually a good one.”

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Dennis Huskins

The monsters are all from Florida, Texas, and California. The rest of us just keep trying!

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 9 years ago

John A Wright

wow

Posted by John A Wright Elite Member over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

great bass

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

THE  HAMMER

ARE U KIDDING ME? WHAT A FISH. GREAT JOB

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 11 years ago

Josh Bacharach

awesome catch!!!

Posted by Josh Bacharach over 12 years ago

Pedro Pacheco

NICEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Pedro Pacheco Expert Member over 12 years ago

Albert--
You can find a list of Black Dog Bait Co. retailers on the Black Dog web site: http://www.blackdogbaits.com/retailers.html.
Larry

Posted by Larry Hodge over 12 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

Ray,
This yarn is very informative and you have nailed
Some beautiful fish in this area.
I have never heard of this lure.
Where did you purchase it from ?

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 12 years ago

Joe Pych

Great looking fish. Must be a thrill to see a fish hit that bluegill lure!

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 12 years ago

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