After cranking a crank bait over submerged timber in about 15-20 feet of water and bumping it multiple times I caught this guy! This bass darted up out of the trees, grabed it and dived for the branches. Fortunately I had selected a good rod that had fast action so the rod bowed to prevent the shock of him hitting tearing the hooks loose. I then fought to keep him out of the tree limbs. 8 lbs, and way longer than my forearm.