Pryor, Okla. angler Steve Proctor is having a pretty good week.
After boating a 9-pound bass earlier this week, Proctor hooked a giant, 13.29-pound bass this morning while crappie fishing at the 154 Bridge.
“I was crappie fishing on a bridge pier in 18 feet of water,” he said. “He hit it on 4-pound test line. He went around the motor several times, then went around the bridge piling a few times. It took 20 minutes to get the bass to the boat.
“It was quite a deal.”
Proctor told his wife to grab the dipnet, expecting the big bass to go crazy at the boat.
“We managed to get him into the net,” he said. “It probably is my biggest bass to date.”
Procter said the 9-pound bass he caught earlier in the week ate a crappie he was reeling in.
“It ate my crappie as I was pulling it up to the boat,” he said. “We just reached down and netted both of them.”
Procter said he was really worried the big fish this morning would break the 4-pound test line he was using, making for a stress-filled 20-minute battle.
The fish was officially weighed at the Minnow Bucket Fishing Marina, and Texas Parks and Wildlife officials were on-hand to document the first ShareLunker of the season.
The fish was caught on a Panfish Assassin Tiny Shad in Tomato Seed color.