Dequian Jackson hasn’t been bass fishing all that long, but the 20-year-old reeled in a true lunker largemouth earlier this month from a public pond in Bayou Sorrel and experienced a fight most veteran anglers likely will never get to feel in their lifetimes.
Jackson, of Bayou Goula, was fishing with his uncle, Sterling Saylor, on Sunday, Dec. 17 in a small paddle boat when lightning struck — and a giant 12-pound bass inhaled his June bug-colored Texas-rigged wacky worm. “My uncle started fishing for crappie, and I was just throwing my line out,” Jackson said. “Then we headed to the other side of the pond where we saw a couple of stumps in the water. He threw a Beetle Spin out and had a bite but got hung.
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