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#11619772 - 05/23/16 09:16 AM Catching a lake record
Big Zee Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1935
Loc: East Yegua
We were seating around drinking coffee before church yesterday and talking about what would you do if you caught a lake record. Some said go and get it weighted others said just keep silent about it. Really made me think what would I do if I caught one. Myself, if someone catches a lake record, I like to hear and feel very happy for the one who caught it. But I also understand some people like to keep it to themselves. Trying to keep a hot spot silent. So I will ask ya'll....

Would you go and get the fish weighed or just keep it silent?
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#11619783 - 05/23/16 09:21 AM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40183
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Either way is a good way as far as lake or water body records go. Some Anglers take the time and effort to complete the record process while others choose just to not. Either way is good. The main thing to always remember is you caught a good fish no matter if you recorded it or not! Keep having fun and enjoying the outdoors is what it is really all about. thumb
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#11619807 - 05/23/16 09:28 AM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2091
Loc: CYBERTRON
I've been there several times. The best choice is to buy your own scales, get em certified, and send in the info yourself. If you decide to release the info you can do it at anytime. If you take it in to get it weighed people will find out about it quickly and it's usually a lot harder on the fish anyways. If you don't have your own certified scales then yes, take it in and get it weighed because you just don't see em enough. It's worth it. But, if you have scales that are certifiable you can always get em certified up to I believe 30days after the catch. cheers
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#11619823 - 05/23/16 09:31 AM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2091
Loc: CYBERTRON
I hate taking fish in... roflmao roflmao roflmao
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#11619885 - 05/23/16 09:50 AM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
Magged Out Online   confused
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Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 13390
Loc: SANGELO
I'm driving all over town with it in the back of my Z71 stir











If it bottoms out my 110# scale, then we going too town. I'd just tape, weigh and CPR that fish.

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#11620010 - 05/23/16 10:30 AM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
El Gato Azul Offline
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 644
Loc: Lewisville Texas
My wife caught a lake record Drum a few weeks back while we were fishing with Tom for blues...not the same as a catfish record but still pretty cool...we let it go...30" and 17lbs...biggest one I've seen in all my years
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#11620043 - 05/23/16 10:46 AM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1385
Loc: Euless
I have caught 2 lake record longnose gar from the same lake. Each one would have eclipsed the existing lake record of 22 lbs. Each was released to wreck somebody else's tackle. Records are not all that important to me but I have no problem with anyone who has their fish certified. Happy to see them do well.
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#11620707 - 05/23/16 03:26 PM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 751
Loc: Arkansas
man Danny King used to hold up-teen lake records.....If I remember he had 1 lake with a 3-lb channel cat.. flehan if ya look at the lake records glance at the channel records man he holds a bunch.....there is a lot of lakes in Texas......

Magged out he will die for sure riding around in the back of a chevy....


stir lol_2
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#11620751 - 05/23/16 03:52 PM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
I've had customers catch a record and not care to register it and we've had customers catch them and send in the record in the way home, lol

It's A great program and I really especially like the junior record program.
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#11621232 - 05/23/16 07:42 PM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
ssfireman Offline
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Registered: 03/31/05
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Loc: Dallas
I caught a lake record this weekend and didnt want to stop fishing and didnt want to mess with it.
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#11621234 - 05/23/16 07:42 PM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
ssfireman Offline
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Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 2790
Loc: Dallas
Dont care about that stuff. If I know that is all that counts.
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#11621422 - 05/23/16 08:32 PM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
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Registered: 09/19/09
Posts: 6757
Loc: Red Oak, Tx. (North Texas)
Since you asked-
I have what compared to many is a small lake near me-
I have beat the recorded lake record several times there but I am fine knowing it and just CPR'ing it-
I bet I'm not the only one that has and felt the same way I do-
I don't care to keep certified scales on the boat and I don't want to stress the fish as much as I'm sure that it would -


Edited by steveiam (05/24/16 01:04 PM)
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#11621688 - 05/23/16 10:00 PM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: ssfireman]
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Registered: 05/20/10
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Loc: CYBERTRON
Originally Posted By: ssfireman
I caught a lake record this weekend and didnt want to stop fishing and didnt want to mess with it.


Was it a little record or what Steve??? roflmao roflmao roflmao
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#11622192 - 05/24/16 08:31 AM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
Big Zee Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1935
Loc: East Yegua
Where I live, we are just 20 minutes to a hour drive from 4 different lakes. The main one I fish, the rod and reel blue cat record was just a little above 10# for the longest. Someone finally took in a 30# to get weighed. When the record was low, I seen lots of blues caught that were bigger, but no one knew where to go to get them weighed. Sense Tractor Supply came in, lots of the lake records have fallen.
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#11622638 - 05/24/16 11:20 AM Re: Catching a lake record [Re: Big Zee]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1081
Loc: McKinney, TX
I personally would love to get a lake record or see my daughter get one. However, I wouldn't want to see a fish die so I could get recognition. If I had the means to transport a record fish to a certified scale, then back to the water, I would do it. Right now, I don't have the accessories so I will just CPR.

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