Friday, May 24, 2013

Another on the Topwater Plug

Went fishing again today with the new Jackall Pompadour, and it sure is a winner! I caught one within 20 minutes. A decent 3.5 lb fish

Went back later in the day and again hooked on a fish, but this was a huge fish! This fish slammed the plug 3 ft. from me. As I was about to lip the fish, there were just too many trebles in the mouth. It ran once more, and then my line went slack. I saw my lure floating, and the bass casually swimming away. The fish was in the 8-9 lb range, easily would have been my personal best largemouth bass. As I lost the fish, the bait and waiter cat fishermen began laughing. Perhaps jealous that I actually use technique to catch fish rather than throwing bait and sitting down waiting for a bite.

I left the lake immediately with a crushed ego, but with the confidence that this lure can catch huge fish at highly pressured lakes. The Jackall Pompadour is hands down the best topwater bait I have ever used, and it's proof is in its ability to catch these fish at the city ponds, especially one known to be one of the toughest local ponds here in Southern California.


  1. Yeah you can't let a thing like that get you down. Also I've found urban fishing whether its the local pond or the pier it can be a spectator sport and some times the spectators are fellow anglers and they can act like that one uncle that likes to bust your balls sometimes. I've found they usually don't mean any real offense(either one) and it could also be a jeering form of sympathy as they've been there before also, sometimes you can roll with it a shrug and a theatrical bow.

    I've been taking my son fishing lately when ever we have time(mainly jigging for mackerels and sardines off the piers, maybe later this summer we'll try jigging for bluegills or light tackle surf) and its been interesting all the questions we get and reactions when we catch or lose something.

    Chin up and tightlines

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  3. Catching a Red Grouper: Quite an experience

    A 3.5 lb fish, that too within 20 minutes? Now that's a BRAVO! It's amazing that you almost caught another one which was in 8-9 lb range. You have great fishing technique I must say. Last year, during my trip to the Gulf of Mexico in one of the deep sea fishing charters, I almost caught a Red Grouper in 6-7 lb range, but unfortunately I lost the Grouper. But my fellow anglers encouraged me for catching the big fish really well. It was a boost for me. But you faced quite a different situation. However, I salute you for keeping your confidence and not letting yourself completely down. Kudos!

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