60 Pounds Of Lake Jackson Bass!

Brad Gill | April 1, 1989

Big Jim Allen, of Big Jim’s Tackle in Riverdale, and his partner Ernie Gilmer, of Jonesboro, had a day of fishing on Lake Jackson that most fishermen only dream about. In just three hours, they caught eight bass that weighed 64 pounds. 

They fished 1/4-oz. Edge spinnerbaits with No. 5 willowleaf blades, glitter and white or chartreuse skirts. They also used 8-inch white or chartreuse ribbon-tail trailers. 

“The key was to fish the break from muddy to dingy water,” said Jim. “And the fish were definitely taking the spinnerbait better with the ribbon tail.”

With an 8-lb. average, their two best went 9 1/2 and 9 3/4 pounds.

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