Tim Fairlie

6.2 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Tim Fairlie fishing in Carnegie Lake in New Jersey on 11/03/07

Posted by Tim Fairlie over 11 years ago

6.2 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Tim Fairlie fishing in Carnegie Lake in New Jersey on 11/03/07
6.2 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Tim Fairlie fishing on Saturday November 03, 2007 at 14:37 in Carnegie Lake near Princeton in Mercer County, New Jersey (NJ), United States North America using a SK series 3 crankbait (rootbeer color) a Crankbait by Strike King Lure Company

My personal best catch.

Caught this girl with about 20 minutes left to go during an Open Buddy tournament on Carnegie Lake.

The bite was pretty good that day, my partner had the first fish in the boat within 15 minutes or so of launching, and we were culling fish within a few hours.

I remember it was a really cold and windy November morning, we had to use a drift sock due to the higher winds. All the fish came on crankbaits and chatterbaits.

We were just about to put down our rods and make the long haul back to the ramp when suddenly my rod bowed and line started peeling off. I thought for sure I'd foul hooked a carp. Neither one of us had ever seen a bass this big up close, and we debated all the way back as to whether the fish would break the 5lb mark.

We were idiots, as the scale registered at 6.23lbs.

Our total for the day was a 6-fish limit of 13.75lbs. We ended up just 8oz shy of winning the event, but did cash in with 2nd place (and lunker, of course)

Haven't breached the 5lb barrier again since

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Henry V

Congratulations. With Princeton U next door, that's some Ivy League fishin'!

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 11 years ago

Douglas  Greenhalge

They look good

Posted by Douglas Greenhalge over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

well congrats on the winning the big fish money and the second place spot way to go...

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

That's an awesome fish! I've never caught a bass that big.

Posted by John M. Brown over 11 years ago

Craig Littwin

looks a nice fat one got my vote

Posted by Craig Littwin Expert Member over 11 years ago

Chris Habeck

Sounds like a good trip!!Nice fish too!!

Posted by Chris Habeck Expert Member over 11 years ago

Justyn Shovlowsky

nice fish especially in a tourney

Posted by Justyn Shovlowsky over 11 years ago

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