Anyone who's ever caught a monster before knows the jitters this guy is feeling.
You know how it feels when that beautiful moment presents itself. Whether it was in the woods or on the water, we all have less than a handful of moments where we thought to ourselves, "This is it."
Hours spent in sitting in the woods only to see nothing, casting countless times without yielding any results and missed opportunities that did present themselves all make the payoff that much sweeter.
When it does happen, though, it's hard to bring yourself back down to reality. You've become so accustomed to failing, mastering only the art of patience, that it's hard to comprehend it actually happening.
In this case, however, we don't see a Boone & Crockett buck or a record-setting blue marlin. Instead, we something on a smaller scale that will pump your adrenaline just as hard.
Here, professional angler Joe Ford puts the smackdown on a 7-pound, 15-ounce smallmouth bass, which just so happens to be his new personal best.
Watch the video below:
So this just happened!!! I'm still in shock, I'll post some pictures as well, Facebook won't let me post both on my page.... NEW PERSONAL BEST, 7lbs, 15ounce. She was almost 22" long and as thick around!!! Enigma HPT 7'MH and a Set The Hook 2.5 Tube "star wars"!! 8lbs braid to 8lb floro and man that rod stuck her and held her!!! I've never seen a smallie so fat!! Thanks to my buddy's Phil and Stephen for stopping by to check it out and my guest Trevor Tuckey for riding I to battle with me. Get out to Durham Region and explore your back yard guys!!! #durhamtourismCall me ASAP if you want to catch a fish like this!!! www.joefordfishing.comEnigma Fishing Enigma Fishing Canada Set The Hook Baits Livingston Lures Ranger Boats Evinrude Owner Hooks Bay MarineJesse Tacoronte
Posted by Joe Ford Fishing on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
What a toad, am I right? Look at the gut on that thing!
I unquestionably relate to the excitement this guy exuded throughout the whole video. This smallie was only an ounce shy of 8 pounds! How would anyone be able to keep it together?
According to the video description, the fish was almost 22 inches long, and he caught it using an Enigma HPT 7-foot medium-heavy rod rigged with 8-pound braid tied to 8-pound fluorocarbon.
He also adds that this was on Lake Simcoe in the Durham region of Ontario, Canada.
Congrats on one heck of a fish, Joe!