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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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My biggest bass ever.

Hey guys. Usually im posting in the trout forum and usually fishing for wild browns, But lately have been fishing some for bass. Lookin at buying a boat but for now just been shore fishing.

Well today was a crazy day. Showed up at the lake at 9am and it was pouring down rain. Decided to leave the tackle box in the truck and just take my senko selection and assorted hooks for them. No real camera, No tape or scale. All in the tackle box. Caught a fair amount of smaller fish until I hooked into something I knew right away was big. When all was said and done I was holding this pig. My father took a pic with my iphone. Luckily I had it with me atleast. Sadly I have no weight or length. Should have used my rod as a ruler but hindsight is 20/20. I knew the only way I would ever find out for sure was to keep it. And that just wasnt an option to me. This fish looked old. I knew he fought long and hard to get to this size, And I couldnt be the one to end that for him. Watching him swim away just like all the trout I catch was good enough for me. As well as this one dark picture.

Oh yeah question for you bass folks. Its tail was dripping fresh blood, And was pretty beat up lookin. Would this still be wounds from the spawn? this lake has no toothy fish in it either.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 08:31 PM
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Re: My biggest bass ever.

Awesome fish man! Congrats!
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Very nice, Congrats. Looks 6Lb+ all day.
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Nice HOG!
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Re: My biggest bass ever.

Thanks guys. My best guess estimate from other bass I caught was this one was around 7Lb. But thats just a guess. Shoulder to shoulder I am 18inches. for some reference.
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Re: My biggest bass ever.

NICE - I'd put that old girl closer to 8lbs. Not sure why the tail was bleeding/raw the spawn is long past(May).

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Nice!

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Kudo's for letting the old girl go back to her lair. She's definitely a lunker.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Re: My biggest bass ever.

Thanks guys. Aint sure how common bass of this size are in PA but to me it was a lunker thats for sure.

Soon as I held her and seen the size, And figured how long she had to live to reach this size, I knew I was putting her back in. I really wish I had my tape and scale. But Atleast I have a picture and a memory. Thats plenty for me.
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That's a slob! Congrats!

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