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#12462032 - 10/11/17 12:51 PM Bass fishing help!!!
Otis1 Offline

Registered: 11/28/16
Posts: 31
Loc: Were the west begins
This old greenhorn needs some help. I admit, I was fishing for crappie. But after only 30 minutes of fishing I hooked up with a big fish. After 2 long runs I was able to get the fish in the boat. We landed the biggest bass of my career. The fish measured 25 inches long. We had no way to weigh the fish, so it was released without knowing that bit of information. That is were I need y'alls help.

Does anyone have a idea how much this Fork bass might have weighed?


#12462040 - 10/11/17 01:01 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
klbj2007 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 15
Loc: McKinney, TX
I'd say 6 1/2 to 7#

#12462049 - 10/11/17 01:14 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
tsspencer2887 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/13
Posts: 780
Loc: GP, TX
I'd bet that when she fills out in the spring, she'll push 7.5 but right now, 6-6.5.

Nice fish! thumb

Edited by tsspencer2887 (10/11/17 01:14 PM)

#12462054 - 10/11/17 01:17 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2070
Loc: Dallas, TX
long & skinny - probly close to 7.

nice job catching (and releasing) an over!

#12462056 - 10/11/17 01:18 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
InTheClear Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1481
Loc: Southwest Texas

#12462150 - 10/11/17 03:33 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 506
Loc: On the Wheel
6 to 6 1/2 I would guess.

#12462168 - 10/11/17 03:49 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2070
Loc: Dallas, TX
The skinniest 24” fish i ever weighed was over 6.5lbs, If this one is 25” its gotta be close to 7. Either way nice fish

That fish needs to eat more and stop working out so much.

#12462231 - 10/11/17 04:55 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Pull up the TPWD estimate chart and trust in paper, even if it reports high! Had that situation this spring, in a paper tournament an "over" was caught by someone in our club that on paper should've gone 9 lbs. weighed her in for "big Bass of the year", 7 (ish). It goes both ways, though... I've had a slot that was a fat slob, didn't get credit for it on paper, but that's all that counts when we use the paper chart.

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#12462270 - 10/11/17 05:39 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
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That smile on your face makes me think it could go at least 10, important thing is you caught a really nice fish and will never forget it. Awesome. cheers
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#12462281 - 10/11/17 05:56 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
Texasdeepv Offline

Registered: 11/18/13
Posts: 298
Loc: Central TX
im agreeing with others... 6.5 - 7. Thats a sweet looking fish though smile

#12462455 - 10/11/17 08:29 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 925
Loc: Denton, TX

#12462543 - 10/11/17 09:25 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 35607
Loc: Plano TX
Awesome catch. Looks like it is an older Big fish.

#12462576 - 10/11/17 09:43 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
IIIMag Offline
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 1017
25 inches even if 'skinny' is going to be in the 7 lb range.

#12462591 - 10/11/17 09:51 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
bjankowski Offline

Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 333
Loc: Lake Possum Kingdom
I'm guessing like the others, somewhere shy of 7


#12462642 - 10/11/17 10:38 PM Re: Bass fishing help!!! [Re: Otis1]
Donald Harper Offline
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You did excellent out of a Tin Boat and trolling motor. She hook up to a Minnow or Crappie Jig? Thanks for sharing a beautiful fish.
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