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New Ribbit Lake Record #13491405 03/28/20 03:24 AM
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10lbs -14ounces, almost 25” long. [Linked Image]

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Congrats, that is one heck of a fish. Pond looks great in the background as well.


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Congrats Brandon, that makes all that hard work worthwhile thumb

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Well done. Not a lot of people get to raise a 10 pounder.

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fishGreat fish,...you need to work on a big smile when ya catch a giant,.. lol_2

Re: New Ribbit Lake Record [Re: BrandoA] #13549775 05/08/20 03:05 AM
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Nice fish. cheers


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Re: New Ribbit Lake Record [Re: BrandoA] #13563526 05/19/20 02:12 PM
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Nice bass.


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Congrats on the catch! Great-looking pond, too.

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I want to fish that lake. It looks like some big girls could be in there. Nice catch

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Originally Posted by Burbarry
I want to fish that lake. It looks like some big girls could be in there. Nice catch


So far this yr three 10's have been caught and several 7-8lb fish

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How long has it been since your first fish stocking out there, or was there an existing population when you took over? I'd love to hear about how you're managing it to achieve these results.

Well done~!

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Originally Posted by TryHard
How long has it been since your first fish stocking out there, or was there an existing population when you took over? I'd love to hear about how you're managing it to achieve these results.

Well done~!


Thanks. We started from scratch. We gave the bait fish three yrs to establish themselves. Then we stocked with Camelot Bells. Starting in yr 3 we started culling fish 14" or under. This will be yr 6 since we stocked. We have upped our culling to 18" ( if they are lacking growth for size ie unhealthy) and down with the vast majority being under 15" We try to remove 250-300 bass a yr.

And the lake record as of now is 11.lb 3oz caught by a friends of mines wife.

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How long has it been since your first fish stocking out there, or was there an existing population when you took over? I'd love to hear about how you're managing it to achieve these results.

Well done~!


Thanks. We started from scratch. We gave the bait fish three yrs to establish themselves. Then we stocked with Camelot Bells. Starting in yr 3 we started culling fish 14" or under. This will be yr 6 since we stocked. We have upped our culling to 18" ( if they are lacking growth for size ie unhealthy) and down with the vast majority being under 15" We try to remove 250-300 bass a yr.

And the lake record as of now is 11.lb 3oz caught by a friends of mines wife.


Expanding populations can be pretty magical. Also, Kudos to y’all for giving your forage base so much lead time. I bet y’all can almost walk on the bait this time of year. Do y’all add any supplemental forage? Tilapia, Trout, crawfish, Threadfin, etc? They’ve also got some new super genetics coming out of Georgia/Alabama called “Titan Bass.” They’re supposed to start getting data back on those next year.

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