Oregon Northern Gorilla on 10" Hiro
Gorilla hunter Jacob Bean caught this beautiful 11lb 4oz giant in southern Oregon.
"The females in Lake X were suspended under main lake docks to ambush trout. Its all about timing on this lake and the fish seemed to be on a glide bite because they would mimic the movement of the bait when they followed. You would get followers if you casted shallow and pulled the bait back out deep. Trout eaters are always looking out towards the main lake so to get one of the true giants to bite you had to position the boat shallow and cast way out into the main lake to mimic a trout making the mistake of going shallow and into the bass's funnel. The key was to do really aggressive glides that went under the dock and back out so that the bait looked like it was reacting to the presence of a predator. This fish hit the 10" Hiro when I did a big glide under a dock. She completely inhaled the back of the bait. It was amazing how little control I had of a fish that size even when I had her on a XH LDC with 25lb Seagar AbrazX. She jumped 4 times before my buddy got her in the net. Those smaller Quad hooks held perfectly. Thank you Brock for being a part of catching a fish that was 1lb away from the Oregon State Record."