Great catch, bigmouths have to be among the most difficult fish to catch of those with a large population. What did the trick?
"There's always a bigger fish"
Right now they aren't too hard to get. They are feeding on all the cottonseed that is blowing into the water. I got mine by dragging a night crawler 6" under a bobber over a school a few times. They aren't too spooky if they are thick enough. I made a video on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uC48gG7LJg&t=350s
Very impressive fishing Peeling Line. I've targeted them before while they fed on cottonwood seed but didn't catch any. I'm going to have to get back out there and keep trying.
Thanks, I think when they are thick like that you could throw anything in there and there would be a chance one of them would suck it up. They blow it out pretty quick though so you have to be quick with the hookset.
All of my bigmouth have come from below dams. I'll see them in other places but they don't bite unless I'm casting into strong current
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