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#11900161 - 10/25/16 11:03 PM Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere?
Skeeterbbq Offline
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Registered: 08/29/16
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Loc: Willis Texas
I believe there is but would like others opinions also,one particular small lake in far east Tx I believe has one.

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#11900170 - 10/25/16 11:11 PM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
Mudman63 Offline
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my $0.02 is that there are no 20# bass in Texas public lakes because it would have already been caught. There are too many good fisherman in this state to have not caught a 20#'er by now.

However, a private lake or pond is another matter.


Edited by Mudman63 (10/25/16 11:12 PM)

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#11900171 - 10/25/16 11:12 PM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Private waters.. Yes

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#11900177 - 10/25/16 11:19 PM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
Skeeterbbq Offline
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I agree Texas has some very good fisherman,but we dont really have many guys who just go out and hunt that one fish like cali does.Plus our lakes are huge and I believe there are alot of fish in our lakes that never see a bait.

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#11900189 - 10/25/16 11:41 PM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
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i firmly believe that theres one sitting somewhere in toledo bend. lakes too damn big to not have a behemoth sitting in it
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#11900192 - 10/25/16 11:44 PM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
Skeeterbbq Offline
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I have said the same thing about Toledo.

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#11900196 - 10/25/16 11:48 PM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
toddfish Offline
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I agree with Toledo Bend and also Rayburn.

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#11900198 - 10/25/16 11:49 PM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
Skeeterbbq Offline
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I still think fork has more than one but she will never get caught Im afraid.

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#11900200 - 10/25/16 11:50 PM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
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There may have been in the late '80s to mid '90s but doubtful today. Possibly in a heavily managed private lake. We really have too much extreme temp ranges in Texas for optimal growth and longevity.

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#11900204 - 10/25/16 11:54 PM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
Skeeterbbq Offline
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I agree about the temps,but a bass like that will most likely dwell in deep water so temps shouldnt matter to much possibly.I wish some kid fishing a earthworm for perch would catch it lol

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#11900215 - 10/26/16 12:01 AM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
Mudman63 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Skeeterbbq
I agree about the temps,but a bass like that will most likely dwell in deep water so temps shouldnt matter to much possibly.I wish some kid fishing a earthworm for perch would catch it lol


Except in summer when the thermocline would force her shallower and more susceptible to catching.

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#11900218 - 10/26/16 12:03 AM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: wyatt c]
Mudman63 Offline
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Originally Posted By: wyatt c
i firmly believe that theres one sitting somewhere in toledo bend. lakes too damn big to not have a behemoth sitting in it


Maybe, but again, one would think that she would be caught at least once during the spawn. Maybe in the summer.

Regardless, it is fun to think about where they might be located in these lakes.

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#11900219 - 10/26/16 12:04 AM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
Skeeterbbq Offline
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Loc: Willis Texas
True but even still most of our best big bass lakes have a thermocline around 20 to 25 foot,thats still alot of water.

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#11900221 - 10/26/16 12:08 AM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
Skeeterbbq Offline
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A lake the size of Toledo must have millions of bass swimming around,there is no possible way every fish in that lake even remotely gets close to being caught.

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#11900247 - 10/26/16 01:27 AM Re: Is there a 20+ in Texas somewhere? [Re: Skeeterbbq]
Mudman63 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/12
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Loc: Spring & New Braunfels, Texas
It will be a big deal if/when it happens. I hope somebody on the TFF is the one who catches her.

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