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#11146443 - 10/05/15 10:51 AM World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !!
Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell Offline
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I have seen this but I still like seeing it. Huge bass ! Looks like it did not make it but not totally sure about that. Thought a few might want to see this if you have not seen it before. Enjoy.

http://www.wideopenspaces.com/world-record-bass-one-giant-hog-video/


Edited by Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell (10/05/15 10:52 AM)
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#11146466 - 10/05/15 11:10 AM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell]
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She was frozen. Killed. Lake Biwa is a catch and kill only lake for largemouth bass. No LMB caught in Lake Biwa may be released.
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#11146471 - 10/05/15 11:14 AM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
She was frozen. Killed. Lake Biwa is a catch and kill only lake for largemouth bass. No LMB caught in Lake Biwa may be released.


Why is that?
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#11146472 - 10/05/15 11:15 AM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell]
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Japan still has flip phones?

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#11146479 - 10/05/15 11:24 AM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: Chasin Hogs]
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Originally Posted By: Chasin Hogs
Japan still has flip phones?
so does Chris Stewart aka "Fish Killer" lol
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#11146480 - 10/05/15 11:24 AM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell]
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They consider LM bass an invasive species.
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#11146487 - 10/05/15 11:33 AM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: SKEETER_MAN_225]
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Originally Posted By: SKEETER_MAN_225
Originally Posted By: Chasin Hogs
Japan still has flip phones?
so does Chris Stewart aka "Fish Killer" lol


I do not!! But if my Iphone craps out, don't think for a minute I wouldn't bust out one of the 4 old razors. Those were the best phones in the world!




Sucks, they have to kill them but that's also part of the reason they have some huge fish.
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#11146541 - 10/05/15 11:55 AM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: James Biggs]
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
They consider LM bass an invasive species.

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#11149046 - 10/06/15 06:02 PM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell]
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Then I suggest a trade. They can have their carp back and send the LMB over here.

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#11149065 - 10/06/15 06:15 PM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: fouzman]
T54 Offline
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
She was frozen. Killed. Lake Biwa is a catch and kill only lake for largemouth bass. No LMB caught in Lake Biwa may be released.


I live in Japan and fish Lake Biwa regularly. Bass and bluegill are treated as invasives in certain prefectures (states). Mainly areas where they have an impact on the native ayu, wakasagi and trout populations. By the letter of the law, you must kill any you catch, but I've never seen a bass retained on Biwa by any angler other than to weigh in at a tournament, and they were released afterwards. To counteract the fact that no one abides by the law, the government started electrofishing during the spawn and removing the fish. The lake seems to still have a decent population and there are giants every year, but I have been told that it was an incredible place in the early 2000s.

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#11149068 - 10/06/15 06:18 PM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell]
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JMO but, that 'fisherman' looked (as I would have) pretty darned excited for a 'junk fish'
Looks like the fish didn't survive....shame.
Great post...one day, maybe one day....
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#11149109 - 10/06/15 06:46 PM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: Lee in Texas]
T54 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lee in Texas
JMO but, that 'fisherman' looked (as I would have) pretty darned excited for a 'junk fish'
Looks like the fish didn't survive....shame.
Great post...one day, maybe one day....
God Bless


To clarify, the government treats them as invasives in some areas. Bass fishing is incredibly popular with anglers. They aren't regarded as a junk fish.

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#11149119 - 10/06/15 06:51 PM Re: World Record Bass Being Weighed HUGE !! [Re: Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell]
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Lol the govt in japan must be smoking some strong stuff to want to get rid of all those giant bass!

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