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#11830108 - 09/15/16 10:02 AM Dead Bass on Fork
SheCrappieKilla Offline
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What is the over and under of dead bass that will not be filleted for consumption, including delayed mortality that will be tossed back into the lake at the BIG BASS SPLASH this weekend?


Pry they stay safe out there.

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#11830113 - 09/15/16 10:04 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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#11830124 - 09/15/16 10:07 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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#11830129 - 09/15/16 10:08 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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#11830133 - 09/15/16 10:10 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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#11830161 - 09/15/16 10:24 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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its going to be cooler than normal temps, I give them a pretty good shot at survival

most guys will only have one or two fish in the box at a time, and probably not for more than a few hours

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#11830162 - 09/15/16 10:27 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: 04champ]
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Less then 1%
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#11830261 - 09/15/16 11:09 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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I say at least 45,000 dead bass. Big ones.

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#11830294 - 09/15/16 11:29 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
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They can kill them all if they wish, I just hate see floating dead bass that should have been eatin.

I say over 30% will die.

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#11830330 - 09/15/16 11:48 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
ToadSnatcher14 Online   shocked
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Two sides to this...

1. Keep having tournaments with long weigh in strategies and fish are lost. Most are unders.
Unders can't and won't all grow to fun Slot fish or even overs. But make great turtle and bird food.

2. By removing large amounts of what most consider Rats will help provide the surving bass fish more food to grow larger.


It's a give and take type of a deal. I bet even in Fork only less than 10% of bass ever eat a lure. Therefore hundreds of thousands of bass never get caught or taken to the scales.


Kinda like the sand bass deal has hurt the bass in Lake Fork. If truth was told the bass are in better shape now because of the Sand Bass than just 10 years ago. Those Big Bass now have something easier to eat and get full off of. Folks just need to figure out how to catch them.

That's my Forkin opinion.

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#11830344 - 09/15/16 11:58 AM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: ToadSnatcher14]
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Originally Posted By: ToadSnatcher14

Kinda like the sand bass deal has hurt the bass in Lake Fork. If truth was told the bass are in better shape now because of the Sand Bass than just 10 years ago. Those Big Bass now have something easier to eat and get full off of. Folks just need to figure out how to catch them.

That's my Forkin opinion.


8 sharelunkers from Fork in 2006-2007. -0- in 2015-2016. I'll bet many of the locals and guides would disagree on the health of the fishery today versus 10 years ago, as it relates to Big Bass.
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#11830353 - 09/15/16 12:06 PM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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the mad dog was the prime example of how not to do a weigh in, they had a record number of entries (194) and were not ready for it.

not sure how many died in line due to poor planning but I bet it won't happen again, lots of people commenting on it at the weigh in too.

you can't keep pressuring a lake like they do fork and expect the results to keep improving, there is way too much pressure on it now and it will only get worse as the tournaments grow.
I would like to see the slot reversed for a yr or two, 16-24 would be keepers and toss the rest back, I think this could help the big fish out and keep the new fry out of live wells till they can get some size. too many little fish being killed is not a good thing when you want big fish. imo
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#11830378 - 09/15/16 12:18 PM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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I think you should just open the dam and start over.
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#11830384 - 09/15/16 12:22 PM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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#11830391 - 09/15/16 12:28 PM Re: Dead Bass on Fork [Re: fouzman]
ToadSnatcher14 Online   shocked
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Originally Posted By: ToadSnatcher14

Kinda like the sand bass deal has hurt the bass in Lake Fork. If truth was told the bass are in better shape now because of the Sand Bass than just 10 years ago. Those Big Bass now have something easier to eat and get full off of. Folks just need to figure out how to catch them.

That's my Forkin opinion.


8 sharelunkers from Fork in 2006-2007. -0- in 2015-2016. I'll bet many of the locals and guides would disagree on the health of the fishery today versus 10 years ago, as it relates to Big Bass.


Big bass "Share a lunker" in general yes. But I target Slot fish and those slightly over 24"

They still stack up and are there. Hell we caught 6 or 7 overs in 2012. 4 in one day. And 2 the next.

They are very plentiful.

Factor in weather and water conditions sure maybe 10 years is going back a little to far but my opinion is just that. Plus I know more now than I did then. You were in your prime then more than likely I would assume and I really was just a young punk kid fishing then. So things seem different to me than you see them. Reality for me getting a SAL is slim to none but a true over is not that hard at Fork if you spend some time.



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