A 6 pound basss is a real nice bass dude!
They fight like hell don't they? I love em! Especially when they dance on the water with thier tail... if you see it you'll know what I'm talking about.
If you have 2 poles to use, rig one with a Senko or Yum! Dinger. They are great for when your using something surface and a bass misses it. They wont normally hit it again, so if you throw the Senko or whatever right to where it is, I've noticed the same fish will hit it.
My 2 cents