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Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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If a nice colorful brook trout doesn't work, then I'd go with kmmichael51's suggestion.

Posted on: 2013/7/19 19:27


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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Yeah, 26" bass is absolutely enormous. I agree that time of the day is going to determine success or failure.

Posted on: 2013/7/19 19:36


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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Stay stealthy. I'd camo-up and approach with soft footsteps at late dusk remaining unseen, and first flip a plastic worm flavored with either power-bait or Yum. If that doesn't work, a live chub or sunny.

If they don't work, knowing it's in Phila .... a few pieces of cheese-steak lathered with cheese-whiz or a Citizens Bank Park hot dog chunk. LoL.

But - back to being serious - and I'm not trying to be cynical - but are you sure it's a LM & not a carp? As you know I'm sure .... 24"-26" is a huge bass in PA, especially in a creek. (No offense intended!)

The biggest bass I've caught in 50 years of fishing in Delaware County was on a Rattletrap - it was 44" snagged in the back - sadly looked exactly like a Carp.

Posted on: 2013/7/19 20:37


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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he will eat a frog or a snake or a bluegill,

Posted on: 2013/7/19 23:19


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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ive been fishing in that creek my whole life and can tell the difference between carp and bass and I was right on top of him but not facing him and I there was still light out so I got a good 10-20 second look from 8-10 ft its a largemouth bass and a huge one btw this spot isn't in philly more upstream near lower gwynedd

Posted on: 2013/7/20 0:01


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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wissahickon creek near ambler/lower gwynedd and im absolutely sure its a bass hes so hard to get to tho but if I get him im definately gonna put up some pictures

Posted on: 2013/7/20 0:06


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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I say kenbo will catch him on October 23. Can't wait for the pics.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 1:00


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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but if I get him im definately gonna ........

This is great stuff ..... best of luck in your quest, will be a great accomplishment to spot, stalk and catch a fish like that !

Posted on: 2013/7/20 8:23


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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but if I get him im definately gonna ........

This is great stuff ..... best of luck in your quest, will be a great accomplishment to spot, stalk and catch a fish like that !

Posted on: 2013/7/20 8:23


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?
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If it's a safe area to fish at night, a large streamer or popper ought to tempt him. Although it's possible this fish has lived in this pool for years (esp if the pool is very deep or above a dam)....... I wouldn't bet on it. Bass populations in small streams like this are mostly transient and the odds of a bass reaching this size in such a stream are remote. More likely, this fish migrated into this pool and will migrate out sometime after Sept of this year. Or, there may be some local folks who have been artificially feeding him and that's why he's there and has grown so large(?).

Whatever the case, I think you've got a good chance of catching him - will be a fun pursuit.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 8:41


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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I agree with Mutz, try a mouse predawn or after dark. I think a hog of a mouse pattern is the ticket. I've been crushing the bucketmouths with the mouse pattern lately. The mouse is a nice big meal. To catch an 8 lb. bass you'll have to go big or go home.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 9:48


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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Fish at night on a New Moon. Throw a big crawdad, preferably a crawdad fly. Let it sit. Hold on.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 14:55


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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He didn't get that big, and stay that big, without eating.

Of course, he didn't get that big or stay that big, without being a picky eater.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 16:57


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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krayfish wrote:

If you land this beast, please post photos. I didn't think a bass that big could live in wyomissing creek.


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I was out fishing the wissahickon creek last evening

Posted on: 2013/7/20 17:57


Re: 8lb bass uncatchable?

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Become the fish. Mask, snorkel and spear gun. that'd make a nice trophy with a spear gun. But, I guess if you gotta do him on stick n line. The sunny/blue gill is probably the way to go. Good luck. Bring a scale and camera this I gotta see.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 18:58
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