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#12300335 - 06/19/17 12:19 AM What if....River Monsters for bass???
Cheesehead Wes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 571
Loc: Lubbock Tx
So here is a what if scenario. What if one of these shows like River Monsters did an episode where they spent a long time in an area looking for the biggest bass they could possibly catch. They are using similar time frames and resources that put the show in an area for as long as it takes to catch a 20+. Where would they go and what would they use? Japan? Mexico? Cuba? Florida? California? crappie minnow at Fork?

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#12300343 - 06/19/17 01:06 AM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
wtf242 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 122
Loc: Austin, TX
all the statistics point to California

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#12300353 - 06/19/17 03:02 AM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
Lucky Al Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 2414
Loc: Rio Grande Valley
they would have to be man eating.

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#12300356 - 06/19/17 04:16 AM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
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20lbers can't be bought. There are plenty of guys in CA who have spent countless hours on the highest probability lakes who have never broke 20lbs. Few of these fish exist and the only way to come by them is a whole lot of perseverance and then a lifetime of luck.
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#12300388 - 06/19/17 06:00 AM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6899
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Live bait + Lake Biwa.....best chance

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#12300662 - 06/19/17 09:37 AM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
Bullet20XrD Offline
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Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 1794
Biwa or California trout lakes (big Swimbaits or sight fishing for artificial). I wouldn't waste time or resources anywhere else if you are specifically looking for a 20+ lb fish. That's probably the only two places they exist anymore.
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#12300831 - 06/19/17 10:47 AM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
Dr JL Offline
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Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 1529
Loc: Aledo, Texas
I love this idea!!
Sign me up- I will play the role of Jeremy!!
I do think it would be a 12-13lb bass as a goal- wouldn't be realistic otherwise.
Some of his monsters were actually about 10 lb size class for whatever species he targeted.

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#12300841 - 06/19/17 10:50 AM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
Cheesehead Wes Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 571
Loc: Lubbock Tx
You just have to think there are some areas that have untouched water in the middle of the jungle. It's fun to think about.

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#12300872 - 06/19/17 11:01 AM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Dr JL]
Cheesehead Wes Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 571
Loc: Lubbock Tx
12-13 could happen pretty easily IMO on certain lakes in Texas. I'm talking about dropping in a 21' basscat by helicopter and fishing a big live tilapia for months until the biggest bass in the jungle came to eat!

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#12301099 - 06/19/17 12:36 PM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
Dr JL Offline
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Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 1529
Loc: Aledo, Texas
That's funny. Would love to see the helicopter/ boat drop thing.
Jeremy must have some autistic traits that allow him to sit there for weeks with no bites except malaria carrying mosquitoes and crocodiles. I guess that part would be easier in Texas...

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#12301723 - 06/19/17 07:10 PM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 861
Loc: Denton, TX
Jungle bass?

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#12301936 - 06/19/17 09:34 PM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
Cheesehead Wes Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 571
Loc: Lubbock Tx
Or hood bass ! Jeremy Wade doesn't care.

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#12302672 - 06/20/17 12:02 PM Re: What if....River Monsters for bass??? [Re: Cheesehead Wes]
joebass2 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 3925
Loc: Lewisville, texas
It would probably be as staged as the show is now. River monsters on a fly rod??? Come on.

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