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Getting net under a big bass

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Larry Pardue, Jonesboro, landed this five pound bass less than hour before hooking a 12 1/2 pound fish on Caney Lake. In the excitement of landing the bigger fish, the writer/photographer neglected to take a photo of the larger fish.

A couple of decades ago, I had the opportunity to join my outdoor writer buddy, Keith Sutton for a bass fishing foray south of the border on Mexico’s Lake Guerrero.

I had cast a plastic worm next to a bush when I felt the tell-tale “tap..tap” on the line. Setting the hook, it because obvious I had tied into something big. Around the bush the fish went and to my dismay, the line went slack; the fish had broken off.

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