FISHING FAIL and it happened in a tournament! Not weighing in anything at all would have been better than this mess! Weighing an entire 5 bass limit for less than 5 lbs was a really sobering experience. 

Thanks for listening to this embarassing story. Its all in good fun, we've all had those tough days we don't forget but that's what keeps us coming back for more. Don't let my experience deter you, Collins Lake is an awesome fishery! Here is the link to Tim telling the story of his 15 lber:

What was this big one in the video caught on? Here's the gear....

Lucky Craft RTO Squarebill 2.5:
Gamakatsu Size 2 EWG Treble Hooks:
Sunline Assassin 12 lb Fluorocarbon:
GLoomis 845 CBR Crankbait Rod:
Shimano Curado 70 in 7:1 Ratio:

Gear From The Story...

Finesse Jig:
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:
Split Shot:
Gamakatsu EWG Size 2:
4" Magic Worm (Discountinued)
Modern Replacement- Roboworm 4.5":

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Sun Mask:
Sun Shirt w/ Hood:
Light Fishing Pants:

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The Story of Tim's 15 lber!

Some anglers spend years in search of a trophy bass. Tim put in his time as an angler but on his first day with a swimbait he boated two bass for 25 lbs! 

Tim's first swimbait fish ever was a 9.8 lber from Collins Lake. It was the biggest bass he'd ever caught but somehow it was still bittersweet. He had high hopes for his first 10 lber and to come so close was tough to swallow. Hours later, lined up on the same spot he got his chance! 

One bite, one hookset, and a long fight later, Tim was holding a 15 lb bass! He'd hoped for a 10 lber but got a teener, a true fish of a lifetime! 

Swimbait Used: Huddleston 8" ROF 5

The gear Tim SHOULD have been using...

Rod #1-956
Rod #2- 807

Reel #1 (Round Option)
Reel #2 (Low Profile Option)

Line- 65 or 80 lb Braided

Leader- 30 lb