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"BIG" SURPRISE IN THE CREEK TODAY #8224045 04/03/21 07:29 AM
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Well its after 2am and I cant sleep after the kind of day I had today. I got started late afternoon looking for some Sandbass in my usual spots but it was kinda slow compared to how it had been for the last week or so. I hit 4 of my usual spots but only managed about 20-25 fish so I set out to fish some new water. It didnt take long to find me a new honey hole!

After I made a few casts in my new spot I noticed some really big fish kept following my lure back to the bank but I was having a hard time identifying them. At first I thought they were Carp but then I got a good enough look at one of them and realized they may be giant Hybrids. I made some adjustments and a few casts later I hooked up with what is most likely the biggest Hybrid I have ever caught anywhere. After a 15 minute battle on a ultra lite spinning rod and 6 pound line I was able to land the fish against all odds. The fish was over 24" long.

I pretty much never keep Hybrids and never keep trophy class fish but this fish was flat wore out and near death by the time I landed it. I put it on the stringer in hopes that it would recover but it never did so I had no choice but to bring it home. Since I was going to be cleaning one fish I decided to add a few more to the stringer and have a fish fry for Easter.

I also hooked 3 other Hybrids nearly as big as that one but they kept breaking the hooks on my lure. I simply wasnt set up to go after fish this size because I had no idea the body of water these fish were coming from even had Hybrids.

As if that wasnt good enough I also ended up catching well over 100 Sandbass in this same spot. I have never seen one spot so loaded with fish in over 25 years of creek fishing. It was insane! I wasnt planning on going fishing in the morning but todays events changed my mind and 5am cant get here soon enough!! Hopefully I will have another epic fishing report for yall later today.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!!!

These 2 fish were cut off from the main creek after the flood so I relocated them back to the creek.
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Thats a 24" measuring board that fish is laying on.
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Looks closely and you can see one of my broken hooks in this fishes mouth. Didnt even notice it until I was leaving.
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Great write up....

Hope today is even better....

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What county did you catch these in? Pretty sure I saw you at Walmart yesterday in the hunting section in Mineral Wells


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Thanks for sharing. When I was a kid my brother and I would walk up village creek catching sand bass. One day we were fishing above some rapids when I noticed two fish struggling to make it pass some rocks. I ran out into the water and put my hands around the biggest of the two and threw it up onto the bank. My hands would not fit around the fish it was so big. We took the big fish to the market up on the highway and had it weighed. 4 lbs 6 oz, not a state record but I bet it was for Lake Arlington!


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Wow.. great day for sure. up


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Those fish don't stand a chance banana

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Heck of a catch.

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Wrecked them again today. Will try to post pics later. Got bunch of fish to clean for now.

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Tremendous day that had to be fun! Can't wait to see today's pictures!

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Originally Posted by BigfootWallace
What county did you catch these in? Pretty sure I saw you at Walmart yesterday in the hunting section in Mineral Wells

This was the north DFW area. Never been to the MW Wallymart in my life. Not sure why God felt the need to clone someone as awesome as me.
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You really think this world can handle two JCB’s? I’m not so sure wink

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I’ve never even come close to these kind of hauls in a river let alone creek on rod and reel. I’ve had some good days running jugs but this is on a whole different level!


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How do you tell the white bass apart from the hybrid stripers, I caught what I think was both a few weeks ago and they look real similar but the white bass seem to have a smaller mouth?

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