I have become a fan of the management area ran by FWC in Lakeland called Tenoroc. The fish are healthy, the lakes are clean, and the people are great. I am normally out there fishing in my kayak. I decided to try one of the lakes I had not tried yet and a man named Bert gave me the tips on this lake. I ended up following him in my kayak while he lead the way in his john boat. Bert was talking up a storm about the Zoom Finesse Worm. It looks just like a trick worm but shorter in length. I decided to go with my initial plan and fish with a Doomsday tackle turtle. Literally, in the first ten minutes Bert had five hook ups on this worm. Being the hard headed woman I am, I continued with the turtle. An hour had passed and Bert is still constantly getting hits and catching fish while I have not had one bite. Finally, I tie on this finesse worm Texas rigged. First cast was under some suspending tree limbs. I took my eye off the line to look at Bert as I hear him fighting a fish. I look back at my line and it is slowing moving away from the limbs into deeper water. I set the hook and all of a sudden I was in a fight of a life time! During this hook up Im thinking this bass is about five to six pounds. As soon as that bass jumped and realized this bass was close to a double digit my adrenaline kicked up hundred times more. As I bring the bass in to net her I am freaking out like a kid on christmas morning. My hands are shaking. I can barely speak in complete sentences. This is what I live for. A fish like this is why I love bass fishing so much. Weighing in at nine pounds four ounces and measuring at twenty five inches long with a twenty inch girth. This bass is my official personal best! After getting some pictures this bass was realized and swam away to enjoy another day.
I've been meaning to check out one of the WMAs and Tenoroc is one of them. I don't have a yak or canoe, so I am wondering if you know how the shore fishing is there? It's a 1+ hour drive for me, so I'd have to be ambitious to scout it blindly for the first time. I'd be happy with just good panfishing, if not bass fishing from shore.
NICE LUNKER! CAN'T WAIT TO GET A YAK OF MY OWN DOWN HERE IN BROWARD COUNTY
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you'll be pissin in the wind out there on foot.
Oh I don't want to do that! LOL Thanks for saving me the trip...until I get a kayak.
We have caught some big girls out of those pits