TenkaraBum Challenge - Largemouth Bass
by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)
Went out to Mill Creek on the West side of the Metro, another clear rocky creek. There's a huge hole under a bridge "the aquarium" clear, deep and full of fish. I hoped to see some bass cruising around and rigged up away from the water and moved in very slowly. The bass were there, along with the sunfish, carp, suckers, chubs and lots of minnows. Within five minutes I cast to this fish and watched the take. It was one of those rare times when every part of a plan actually worked like it was supposed to. This is one of the nicest bass I've ever caught, around 14" and fat. I had a size 6 killer bugger with lead wire on my Kiyose 33SF, the perfect setup.
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