Trevor Reed caught this huge bass in August in a private pond outside of Troy, AL. She took a Ribbit frog on a 3/0 Gamakatsu weighted hook in some lily pads. She was 27.5 inches long and 17.75 inches around. I believe this same fish hit 4 times in the same 2 ft opening in the pads in 4 consecutive casts before I got a hook in her. All 4 times the hit was very soft, just a simple quiet pop and I couldn’t see my frog. When I finally got a hook in her I thought a small bass or bluegill had buried me in the pads until I felt that massive head shake.