This is my dad, Bo Schoonover. He lives in Ohio. We were on vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC , on 9-28-98. Cherry Grove pier, to be exact. He caught this fish off the end of the pier , at 1:45 am. It took 30 minutes to get this fish up to the top of the water to even see what it was. At 1:45 am, not a lot of people on pier. No one to help. He had to walk this fish down the entire length of the pier and beach it in the sand . Anyway, this was thrilling to me and I know to my dad, so I'm sending this picture to you.
By the way, we did release the fish. The man said it was a spot tail bass, and because of it's size it had to be put back anyway because of the slot limit and it being a breeder type. Thank you very much. Brenda p.s. This picture does not even do the fish justice. It had a very large girth.