Danny Diel can thank his son, Cade, that they were fishing on Bussey Sunday afternoon, April 3. Cade suggested they go to Bussey. While they were fishing just one bush away from from the bush from which he’d hooked and lost a giant on a previous trip, the huge bass took his plum-colored, Texas-rigged Senko.
The bush exploded. A fish took drag. Diel wrestled with it for a minute or two, and brought it to the boat, where his son first tried to net the fish, then wound up reaching down, lipping it and bringing it aboard.
“We were beside ourselves,” Diel said. The bass was a 13.84-pound giant, the second-largest ever caught and recorded from the 2,200-acre Morehouse Parish reservoir – only Robert Rush’s 15.36-pound monster, caught Feb. 26 – has been bigger. Diel hopes to meet his big bass again, because after he got her weighed on certified scales, he and Cade ran back across the lake and released the fish in the bush where he caught it.
Bussey’s on fire. For the latest fishing tips and gear, come by and see us at Simmons’ Sporting Goods in Bastrop.