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So when is a largemouth bass considered a LUNKER? #10334251 10/07/14 11:47 PM
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So when is a largemouth bass considered a LUNKER? Is purely based on weight? Length? Both? Does it vary state by state? What are your thoughts on this?

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Re: So when is a largemouth bass considered a LUNKER? [Re: Fishhound.com] #10334292 10/08/14 12:07 AM
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State by state and a lunker becomes a lunker when it makes you happy. thumb But in my mind, anything over 12lbs is a lunker and I'm positive I will never catch one that big.

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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
State by state and a lunker becomes a lunker when it makes you happy. thumb But in my mind, anything over 12lbs is a lunker and I'm positive I will never catch one that big.


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Re: So when is a largemouth bass considered a LUNKER? [Re: Fishhound.com] #10334302 10/08/14 12:13 AM
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I would say a "Lunker" would be anything over 9lbs. Lunker is a relative term, not a definitive one. A Share Lunker in Texas is any Bass over 13lbs. Im not sure if any other states have the same type program. The list below is the terms I use and their definitions.

Skweaker = Keeper
Toad = 3-4lbs.
Kicker = 5+lbs.
Hawg = 6-8+lbs.
Lunker = 9+lbs
Dbl. Digit = 10+lbs.
Bucket Mouth = 11-12+lbs.
Share Lunker = 13+lbs.

I think Toad and Hawg get misused the most, so this is my terminology. I'd like to hear what others have to say.


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Re: So when is a largemouth bass considered a LUNKER? [Re: Fishhound.com] #10334308 10/08/14 12:16 AM
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I would have to say that is a "location" thing.
Texas, Mexico, Florida, California.... A 12lbr is a lunker...
However in some of the Northern states where the growing season is much shorter and the lakes ice over. A fish half that size could be a lunker. JMO ! fish

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In my opinion a Lunker would be a 10 lbr….I've never caught one, caught a 9 plus, still searching for the Lunker!!


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Re: So when is a largemouth bass considered a LUNKER? [Re: fishnfireman] #10334330 10/08/14 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted By: fishnfireman
I would have to say that is a "location" thing.
Texas, Mexico, Florida, California.... A 12lbr is a lunker...
However in some of the Northern states where the growing season is much shorter and the lakes ice over. A fish half that size could be a lunker. JMO ! fish
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Lately for me, anything over two pounds fish

Re: So when is a largemouth bass considered a LUNKER? [Re: Fishhound.com] #10334364 10/08/14 12:43 AM
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I'm in bloo_rainger category. Hoping for a 10 happy for a 2!

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any black bass that is double digit


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when it's in the livewell LOL

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It's TOTALLY state by state!! I'm in Missouri and I can tell you that VERY few fisherman have EVER caught a bass over 6 pounds in this state. Yes, they're here and yes, I've caught some, but when you talk to most casual and even pretty serious fisherman, a 6 pounder is DEFINITELY a lunker. Matter of fact, a 4 pounder is a lunker up here and has a shot at winning you a big bass award in a tournament.

When I go to Texas, I don't get too excited unless they're over 6 pounds and I wouldn't call anything under 8 pounds a lunker. But, each to their own. If you're new to the sport or a kid, heck, a 3 pounder is a lunker! I took my nephew fishing for the FIRST time in his life the other day and he caught one that was 2 pounds...............I CHALLENGE ANY MAN ON THIS BOARD TO CONVINCE HIM THAT THAT WAS NOT A LUNKER!!! HE'S STILL BRAGGIN ABOUT IT!!!!! smile

When I finally chase bass in Mexico at one of the ultimate lakes............gonna have to be a 9 pounder or 10 pounder before I'll silly like a kid excited. My day is coming........my day is coming!

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In Texas - 10lbs... same benchmark for many many years now.jm2c's

Re: So when is a largemouth bass considered a LUNKER? [Re: Fishhound.com] #10334514 10/08/14 01:44 AM
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Depends on species as well. A spot of 4 lbs would be a lunker and a smallmouth of 5 would be a lunker, at least down here. Just my thoughts. Black bass LMB, 10 is pretty much a lunker anywhere I fish.

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Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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