The one that got away.

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    Several years ago (~20) I was shore camping with some college budies at Lake Cumberland. It was primitive camping in late September, so it really doesn't get any better.... We had fished out on the lake with my buddies runabout which was really a trollabout...! No fish and no bites for Friday, Saturday and Saturday night. We retreated to camp for our typical steak dinner and solved world problems till late in the evening around the camp fire. One of my buddies got up at sun rise and fished the cove from the shore. He caught a bass that was, maybe 6" long. He was so proud on his catch and accomplishment...... He woke up the entire camp. We always had a camera or two ready to capture the memorable moments. He got his picture taken holding the fish. You would have thought it was a 35" stripper bass...... LOL. This picture was taken right at the shore edge. I let the curiosity get the best of me, wanted to see the fish and check out is marks etc. Well as I was holding the fish by its mouth it flapped and I lost grip and it hit the rocks and jumped back into the lake..... And you guessed it, you would have thought I gave all the oil in Saudi Arabia to Russia.... They gave me so much heck it was funny. Well, many years have passed and that picture of that 6" bass is behind my buddies bar. Its blow up to a 8 X 10 and it still looks small. But to hear the story of just how big it really was, well, it woudl has shattered the State Record...... As the story goes....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverside 157
    Several years ago (~20) I was shore camping with some college budies at Lake Cumberland. It was primitive camping in late September, so it really doesn't get any better.... We had fished out on the lake with my buddies runabout which was really a trollabout...! No fish and no bites for Friday, Saturday and Saturday night. We retreated to camp for our typical steak dinner and solved world problems till late in the evening around the camp fire. One of my buddies got up at sun rise and fished the cove from the shore. He caught a bass that was, maybe 6" long. He was so proud on his catch and accomplishment...... He woke up the entire camp. We always had a camera or two ready to capture the memorable moments. He got his picture taken holding the fish. You would have thought it was a 35" stripper bass...... LOL. This picture was taken right at the shore edge. I let the curiosity get the best of me, wanted to see the fish and check out is marks etc. Well as I was holding the fish by its mouth it flapped and I lost grip and it hit the rocks and jumped back into the lake..... And you guessed it, you would have thought I gave all the oil in Saudi Arabia to Russia.... They gave me so much heck it was funny. Well, many years have passed and that picture of that 6" bass is behind my buddies bar. Its blow up to a 8 X 10 and it still looks small. But to hear the story of just how big it really was, well, it woudl has shattered the State Record...... As the story goes....
    Great read. Thanks for sharing.

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