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Angler Busts Giant 5-Fish Limit in Bass Tournament

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We always say that February is the time when the giant bass seem to start making more frequent appearances throughout the country and that theory definitely held true throughout much of the country this weekend; in particular, this weekend on famed Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Texas. Phoenix BFL Cowboy Division angler Anthony Sharp brought a staggering five-fish limit to the scales. The limit weighed an incredible 40 pounds, 6 ounces! His biggest bass of the day weighed 9 pounds, 14-ounces.
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How he did it

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During an interview with BFL tournament director Brad Callihan, Sharp divulged a few details regarding his enormous catch.

"We were fishing some mid-lake and main lake stuff. Uh, do I need to be any more specific than that?" Sharp said with a smile. "We were catching our fish on a Carolina rig and a big crankbait; a [Strike King] 8XD. The crankbait fish are staging fish. And they're pulling up in certain windows to feed. We just happened to time 'em right today and get it done that way. The key to my victory was a lot of time behind the console. I found those fish with my graph and it paid off. It feels pretty awesome. I really can't describe it. I about hyperventilated when you said 40 pounds a while ago."

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Look at the gap between first and second place!

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This is one of those days that Anthony Sharp will never forget and we'd certainly like to congratulate him on the catch of a lifetime. 

The big fish are moving up, so get out there and get excited about fishing!