Five Bass Limit from Toledo Bend Weighs in at 40.45 Pounds

Most bass anglers go their whole lives without catching a 10-pound fish, but George Herr accomplished the feat twice in a matter of just nine days.

And to top it off, the 10.97-pounder he reeled in Sunday morning, Nov. 9, was part of a jaw-dropping five-fish stringer that tipped the scales at a whopping 40.45 pounds.

George Herr, of Many, displays the 10.97-pound largemouth he caught on Sunday, Nov. 9 in Six Mile Creek at Toledo Bend, just nine days after he caught a 10.92-pound fish from the same area on Halloween Day.
George Herr, of Many, displays the 10.97-pound largemouth he caught on Sunday, Nov. 9 in Six Mile Creek at Toledo Bend, just nine days after he caught a 10.92-pound fish from the same area on Halloween Day.

“In talking to many of the veteran bass anglers who were here in the early days of the lake, they just can’t recall a stringer of five bass over 40 pounds taken by one man in one day,” Herr said.

He had headed out that morning alone in his Phoenix 921 fishing a Many Bass Club event and went to the exact ridge in Six Mile Creek where he caught his Halloween Day 10-pounder.

Using the same Lucky Strike Sammy topwater plug, the 59-year-old angler made a series of casts, but got no action.

“I had no bites at 7, so I switched to a jig and caught one at 2.83 pounds,” he said.

That turned out to be just a small hint of what was to come, as the fishing gods smiled down on Herr for about the next 50 minutes.

“By 7:50, I had the boat back on the trailer and was headed to Toledo Town,” he said.

Using a homemade, 3/8-ounce jig, the angler ended up hooking 40.45 pounds of bass including the huge 10.97-pounder.

“I culled the bass weighing 2.83 pounds to make room for the 10.97-pounder,” he said. “I immediately made my way to Toledo Town and Tackle with those fish because I was worried about all that weight in the livewell.

“I weighed-in two bass at Toledo Town and Tackle – the 10.97-pounder and one weighing 9.15 pounds.”

The remaining bass on Herr’s monster stringer weighed 8.13-, 6.39- and 5.81-pounds.

Read more in Louisiana Sportsman at http://www.louisianasportsman.com/details.php?id=7366

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