Shock and Awe at the Boat

LSC Bass AttackI just saw an incredible video of a largemouth bass absolutely pouncing a topwater frog, and although it’s certainly not the first video of its type, it’s memorable for two reasons: first is the lateness of the strike as the bass annihilates the frog just before it gets to the boat, scaring the crap out of the Alabama angler who caught her. The other reason I liked the video was the shear fight in this particular bass. One second the angler is on a glassy lake reeling in his lure, and suddenly there’s an explosion of fish, water and line. The angler’s rod is jerked violently to one side and then the other as the bass puts up one of the best fights I’ve ever seen documented on video. Although it wasn’t a long fight, shock and awe were the words that came to mind as I watched it for the first time, and even though it happened in Alabama, I thought I’d share it with you.

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  2 comments for “Shock and Awe at the Boat

  1. Scott
    October 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    That was great! I don’t know how many times i’ve had that happen. I’m looking for the next cast spot and not the line while reeling in the last few feet and BOOM! I’ve nearly fell out of my kayak on more than one occasion. Talk about an exhilarating experience. I love those moments on a calm and relaxing afternoon on the water that quickly turns to “I think I need to check my drawers”. LOL Thanks sharing that Bert.


  2. Bert Rodriguez
    October 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Agree, Scott. I’ve had a couple of hits that left me breathing hard…half from the the fight and half from the shock.

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