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#11179555 - 10/22/15 04:32 PM Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record!
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 44094
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Congratulations to Michael DeKoch of New Braunfels who caught this 10" Green Sunfish while fishing the Blanco River. Mike brought the fish over to the Parks&Wildlife Office located at the Blanco State Park for weighing and they refereed him over to my weigh station which is also with Parks&Wildlife. Mike kept the fish alive in a large Yettie ice chest filled with river water. Measurements and official weight were completed and the fish was released to fight again. The fish was 10" in length with a girth of 8.50". Weight of the fish was .75 Lbs. Paper work will be sent to Parks&Wildlife for a State Catch&Release Water Body Record,Blanco River Catch&Release record,Blanco River weight record,and a Big Fish Award. The fish was caught using a top water Torpedo Lure. Again Congratulations to Michael Dekoch on his pending records!

Side Note: A State Catch&Release Record for a Green Sunfish was submitted before Michael's fish. Michael's Green still got the Blanco River weight and catch&release records. He also got the Big Fish Award.




Edited by banker-always fishing (11/04/15 09:51 PM)
Edit Reason: State Record awarded to a prior catch.
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#11179609 - 10/22/15 04:58 PM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
etexbasser Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 467
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
Way to go Micheal. One day I hope to join in the record books with some East Texas giants.
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#11179658 - 10/22/15 05:22 PM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1724
Loc: southwest more west than south...
congrats on the record micheal! awesome greenie
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#11179834 - 10/22/15 07:34 PM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Fitz´┐Ż Offline
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 9751
Loc: Feeding Time
Good looking Greenie, nice stripes
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#11179843 - 10/22/15 07:38 PM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3314
Loc: Brenham, TX
Congrats Michael clap

I'm jealous. I love catching big green sunfish. That is one beautiful specimen with some of the most unique coloring I've seen before.

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#11180253 - 10/22/15 10:25 PM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
doctorxring Offline
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Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 876
Loc: The Republic of Texas
Gorgeous fish ! Congrats Mike !

Kudos to Chuck for providing this service clap

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#11180479 - 10/23/15 07:32 AM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: doctorxring]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: doctorxring
Gorgeous fish ! Congrats Mike !

Kudos to Chuck for providing this service clap






Talking to other Anglers and helping them through the record process is simply AWESOME. coolio You really meet some super people! rockon
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#11180822 - 10/23/15 09:57 AM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
JigandJeep Offline
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Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 188
wow, that's tough to imagine. Great picture, although I bet in real life that thing looked huge. Most greenies I catch are pretty small, and that's the size of a keeper crappie!

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#11180877 - 10/23/15 10:17 AM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
MJDeKoch Offline
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Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 1
Thank you all! I was in shock at the size of the fish when landed him. I knew he was a record, or close to a record. My wife and I only had enough time to make a couple of cast before we had to pick up our daughters. I made 4 cast. The first was a pretty large 15" largemouth bass. The second & third cast yielded nothing. The forth cast was in the right spot. As soon as my lure hit the water the fish attacked. The Fight was on. I was using a quantum spinning reel and a rod that I made, from a blank, when I was an agricultural science teacher a few years back. I have been fishing the Blanco river for at least 20 years, and I don't think I will be changing anything anytime soon. Thanks again to everyone for your congratulatory praise, and thanks a bunch to Mr. Dewey.

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#11181070 - 10/23/15 11:55 AM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: MJDeKoch]
Fitz´┐Ż Offline
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Originally Posted By: MJDeKoch
Thank you all! I was in shock at the size of the fish when landed him. I knew he was a record, or close to a record. My wife and I only had enough time to make a couple of cast before we had to pick up our daughters. I made 4 cast. The first was a pretty large 15" largemouth bass. The second & third cast yielded nothing. The forth cast was in the right spot. As soon as my lure hit the water the fish attacked. The Fight was on. I was using a quantum spinning reel and a rod that I made, from a blank, when I was an agricultural science teacher a few years back. I have been fishing the Blanco river for at least 20 years, and I don't think I will be changing anything anytime soon. Thanks again to everyone for your congratulatory praise, and thanks a bunch to Mr. Dewey.


Welcome aboard Michael! You got a state record and met a TFF legend in one day, pretty awesome cheers
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#11199035 - 11/01/15 08:42 AM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11593
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish! Catch of a lifetime. Congratulations on your records. Also welcome To the Texas Fishing Forum.

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#11206219 - 11/04/15 08:41 PM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Saw the updated records and a record catch&release Green Sunfish that was 10" was filed before Michael's fish making it the State record. eeks Michael still got the Blanco River weight record and the Blanco River catch&release record. coolio He also received a Big Fish Award. clap Again super fish and welcome To the Texas Fishing Forum. Looking forward to seeing some post! thumb
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#11210601 - 11/07/15 09:07 AM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
jugmaster Offline
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Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 1238
Loc: New Braunfels
Nice job,
That beats my fish by .04 on the comal River
Congrats
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#11226371 - 11/16/15 05:18 AM Re: Pending State Catch&Release Green Sunfish Record! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12075
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice fish and welcome to the TFF!

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