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#12204767 - 04/18/17 10:05 AM BIG Fish or "NOT"!
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Registered: 10/26/16
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Loc: South Texas
In a lifetime of bass fishing and 26 years of it competitively, I have become pretty good at estimating the weight of not just a single fish but a 5 fish limit as well. I recently proved this to my new partner by guessing my bag within a couple ounces on several occasions and his 2 fish he caught at Falcon as both being just over 6. They were actually 6.26 and 6.04. I recently became a member of a couple of new fishing websites, I won't mention their names and noticed several guys posting weights of their fish that were WAY overstated. I understand that a guy new to bass fishing isn't really an "Expert" at guessing the size of fish very well but one guy in particular said his fish was over 6 lbs and 17 inches long! After reading this post and knowing I was going to cancel my membership to the site anyway, my OCD kicked in so I couldn't help but try to educate the guy about his fish being about half his stated weight. I tried doing it in a way as not to upset the guy or just come right out and call him a liar but he did get upset anyhow. Instead of saying I am new to bass fishing and not very good at guessing a fish's weight, he went on a long a** rant about me not knowing what I was talking about. Oh well, he's one of those guys that will come to a weigh-in with a bag of dinks and think he's got it won by 10 lbs just to discover his bag doesn't even weigh 10 lbs!! I have also noticed this trend in the Big Fish Picture section of Bassmasters Magazine lately. The past 2 issues contained pictures of several fish that had posted weights over 10 lbs and were lucky to be 6-7 pounders. Smallmouth showing to be over 6 & 7 lbs that maybe were 4-5 lbs. but the editor choose to include them anyhow. Has anyone else noticed this??
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#12204788 - 04/18/17 10:14 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Originally Posted By: Bulletman99
I have also noticed this trend in the Big Fish Picture section of Bassmasters Magazine lately. The past 2 issues contained pictures of several fish that had posted weights over 10 lbs and were lucky to be 6-7 pounders. Has anyone else noticed this??


Yes.
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#12204801 - 04/18/17 10:19 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Who cares, go do your thing and let liars be liars.

Most people who bass fish are not going to catch a fish over 9 pounds in their lifetime, so let the tell "their story", then blast them for being liars laugh
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#12204804 - 04/18/17 10:20 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Bulletman99]
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yes sir. I see it all the time in Bassmasters and occasionally on fishing forums.. (Never this one of course :D)
You know the one that always seems to chap my hide is on bassmaster tv. Theyll have a 14in fish and say its 2.0lbs when a big 14 incher is a pound and a half or a 16in fish and say its 3.5 or something when we know they just don't weigh that much. I am not saying that their can't be one like that but they would need to literally be gorged. Happens all to often but not much you can do and hate to bust anyones bubble but they need to buy a scale..lol
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#12204811 - 04/18/17 10:22 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Bulletman99]
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As long as there are fisherman, there will be "big-eyers". No need to work yourself about it. grin
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#12204828 - 04/18/17 10:30 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Bulletman99]
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How big does the fish in my sig pic look? Haha.
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#12204834 - 04/18/17 10:34 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: AgSellers04]
kellisag Offline
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Originally Posted By: AgSellers04
How big does the fish in my sig pic look? Haha.


I'm going with 11lbs 7 oz

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#12204867 - 04/18/17 10:45 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: kellisag]
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Originally Posted By: kellisag
Originally Posted By: AgSellers04
How big does the fish in my sig pic look? Haha.


I'm going with 11lbs 7 oz


I was going to say the same thing, I bet were pretty close
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#12204876 - 04/18/17 10:48 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: M. Alexander]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Originally Posted By: M. Alexander
As long as there are fisherman, there will be "big-eyers". No need to work yourself about it. grin



Not getting worked up, OCD doesn't allow me to just stand back and watch! LOL
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#12204884 - 04/18/17 10:54 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Ranger1]
AgSellers04 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Ranger1
Originally Posted By: kellisag
Originally Posted By: AgSellers04
How big does the fish in my sig pic look? Haha.


I'm going with 11lbs 7 oz


I was going to say the same thing, I bet were pretty close


You cheated...
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Rainbow Trout- 21" Blitzen R, OR
Steelhead- 8 lb. Umpqua R, OR
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#12204894 - 04/18/17 10:59 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Bulletman99]
criglizard Offline
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Yea the bassmaster pics crack me up. There are 7-8 lb fish (usually from up north or in Florida) that weigh 12 lbs in bassmaster. They should know better and just now include those...

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#12204931 - 04/18/17 11:14 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Bulletman99]
BAGaBass Offline
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Posts: 330
So every time I want to show a guy how much smarter I am than him,I can blame it on ocd??? roflmao j/k

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#12205008 - 04/18/17 11:54 AM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Bulletman99]
leethefishking Offline
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Registered: 05/24/02
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Loc: San Marcos, TX
What cracks me up is that they even include ounces in their bs guess.

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#12205046 - 04/18/17 12:10 PM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Bulletman99]
Sinkey Online   content
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Loc: Lewisville, TX. and Lake Fork...
I hate to say it.......but there is an art to taking fish pics.
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#12205060 - 04/18/17 12:14 PM Re: BIG Fish or "NOT"! [Re: Sinkey]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
I hate to say it.......but there is an art to taking fish pics.


East side guide, is that you?
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