5-pound+ Largemouth Bass caught this afternoon in Grandparents

5-pound+ Largemouth Bass caught this afternoon in Grandparents

5-pound+ Largemouth Bass caught this afternoon in Grandparents 5 acre, 30-year-old pond. Been catching panfish and small largemouths all day long using poppers. This monster was caught on a #6 Barbless Olive Bunny Leech with a 5-weight White River 270 rod, fished just below the surface. Moss covers most of the pond during the summer so deep streamers are out of the question. This guy was almost too big for my rod. He hit like a catfish and lay like a stone on the bottom of the pond. I had to force him up (thank god I was using 3X tippet). He waited patiently for this photo op, and returned to the warm water slowly, like nothing had ever happened. His head was huge in contrast with his body, and my large fist fit in his mouth with ease. My Grandfather said that he'd never seen a bass this big in his pond. Neither had I. I'll never overlook streamers in the summertime again.