Click here to continue 1 / 13 Yes, even Mike Long can catch normal size fish! 2 / 13 This monster was caught in 2008, again from the bank! 3 / 13 Many of the small California lakes Long fishes are electric motor only. 4 / 13 Proving he can catch monster bass from a boat as well as the bank, Long boated this teener in 2009. 5 / 13 This fish was caught in April of 2009 as Long waded, casting a swimbait. 6 / 13 April 2009 was a great month for Long, as he landed this behemoth from shore. 7 / 13 Sometimes catching a small bass can give you insights into where the trophy bass are lurking. 8 / 13 Long believes it pays off to fish during the week, when there is less pressure on the fish. 9 / 13 Long uses many trout-imitating swimbaits when seeking giant bass. 10 / 13 Long is willing to go to extremes to find giant fish other anglers are not willing to chase. 11 / 13 By catching bass like this every year, Mike Long has proved he is one of the nation's most successful trophy bass hunters. 12 / 13 Another April giant, this trophy bass ate a jerkbait fished in the shallows. 13 / 13 Long caught this 17-pounder from the bank. It fell for a swimbait.