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Virginia Fishing Dock Talk

Interview with The Mad Basser of Virginia

posted on August 16, 2016
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We had a chance to discuss fishing with Virginia's The Mad Basser (aka Larry Harrell). We discuss a little bit of everything fishing. Enjoy.

GFN: You appear to be a Virginia bass guy but one of your recent photos is of an over 11lb Bowfin that you caught on a senko. Did you think you had the State Record bass at first? How was the battle?

I actually made that exact comment to my fishing partner, lol, "either I have the state record bass or a giant bowfin." Turns out it was an 11 pound Bowfin. I caught it on light line (8lb) using a wacky rigged senko. So the fight was unreal, these fish are so very strong. They dig so hard it honestly was one of the best fights from a fish I've ever experienced.

GFN: Now what is your personal best Largemouth? What's the story behind the catch?

My personal best Largemouth officially is 5 pounds 4 ounces. However I may or may not have beaten that last year in April. I'm not sure because I didn't have a scale at that time. So we will say the 5 pounder is my PB.

It was caught at Lake Cohoon in Suffolk, Virginia in August. Very hot sunny day. I don't recall even a breeze of any kind. The water was pretty calm. I was throwing a Rebel Magnum Pop-R along a grass line if memory serves me correctly. The color was Sexy Momma, my fav. I was working it very slowly twitch, twitch, pause...twitch, twitch, twitch, pause. Pausing for somewhere around 10 or 15 seconds between twitching. She absolutely slammed that Pop-R! Not only was that fish my PB but it was my first topwater blow up as well! My buddy was screaming for me to set the hook...lol...as I was in shock of sorts .

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