MYETTE POINT — That an 8-pound class gobbled up one of his homemade crank baits meant a lot to someone who has caught several bass that size in his bass fishing career.

Jeanerette bass angler Clifton August set the hook on the “hawg” Tuesday while fishing in the Atchafalaya Basin. When the fight was over, and his bass fishing buddy Tony Rochon of Jeanerette had lipped the bass, August celebrated with Rochon.