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#11108587 - 09/16/15 08:50 PM This is what a bass should look like
salex Offline
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Caught this bass on a lake we manage in north central Texas. Anybody care to guess its weight? This was not caught at one of our leased lakes, but rather another lake we work with. I will be surprised if someone is within 1 pound of the actual weight.


Edited by salex (09/17/15 01:30 PM)
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#11108839 - 09/16/15 11:28 PM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
MrBulletChaser Offline
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Nice fish! I'd say about 15lbs

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#11108924 - 09/17/15 06:10 AM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
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That's a dandy, and well fed too.

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#11108944 - 09/17/15 06:35 AM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
Dave Davidson Offline
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How much Steve?

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#11109081 - 09/17/15 08:16 AM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
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Originally Posted By: salex




Caught this bass on a lake we manage in north central Texas. Anybody care to guess its weight? This was not caught at one of our leased lakes, but rather another lake we work with. I will be surprised if someone is within 1 pound of the actual weight.




If they had shows for bass like they do for koi, that one's a sure contender for grand champion. It would be a bit easier to guess the weight if the fish had been held....um, er, uh....a bit closer to the body. Still....

There are precious few ways to get a bass in that condition. That fish is able to eat quite a bit without having to work real hard to get it. This a big part of the formula for rapid growth.

You can restrict the number of total bass in the water body so resources are divided among fewer individuals and manage the lake to raise bass food. Or you can use the lake the bass is in primarily as the "container" and bring food in from other places on a regular basis. This may be some of both.

The above is tantamount to big bass, but in this extreme case you do need to consider the genetic makeup of the fish shown. Not all bass, not even many bass, given all they need in the way of habitat and food, will grow to such size. A Florida bass, or with Florida genetic base for one, but likely even beyond that some to a fish that is the product of a selective breeding program at some hatchery or other.

Just from this picture I could rant on for quite a bit about what (waht?) is being done right on this location. Very nice fish.

I'ma say....11.51 pounds.

When do we get the answer?

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#11109227 - 09/17/15 09:23 AM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
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OMG 11.52lbs
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#11109269 - 09/17/15 09:44 AM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: Fishbreeder]
salex Offline
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I'll give an answer after we have at least 10 guesses.
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#11109358 - 09/17/15 10:25 AM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
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23 inches and 12 lbs even
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#11109439 - 09/17/15 10:59 AM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
Jon Offline
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14.37 lbs.
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#11109704 - 09/17/15 12:53 PM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
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8.5 lbs

How long is your hand?
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#11109717 - 09/17/15 12:58 PM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
fouzman Offline
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Steve, is that Lex's place?
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#11109725 - 09/17/15 01:01 PM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: Dan90210]
salex Offline
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Originally Posted By: D.A.Cooper
8.5 lbs

How long is your hand?


6 feet tall, 34 inch sleeve length and my arms are slightly bent.
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#11109819 - 09/17/15 01:46 PM Re: This is what a bass should look like [Re: salex]
Tommar Offline
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I'm gonna guess 15.25 but a dang nice fish!
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#11110182 - 09/17/15 05:06 PM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: fouzman]
salex Offline
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Steve, is that Lex's place?


No..but close. The other brother.
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#11110186 - 09/17/15 05:08 PM Re: This is waht a bass should look like [Re: salex]
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Hmmmmmmmmm..........13lbs ????
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