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Barry St Claire - 18.18 - why don’t we ever talk about it? #14296970 02/25/22 05:55 PM
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It seems like we don’t respect this fisherman and his record enough. Ethel and Mark Stevenson must get mentioned 100 to 1 over Barry and his state record catch.

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was it not caught by a crappie fisherman? Maybe that is why...

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I've fished with Barry a few times. He's a great guy. Super humble and laid-back. Always enjoyed time on the water with him.


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Originally Posted by coachallentca
was it not caught by a crappie fisherman? Maybe that is why...



An 18 pound State record bass is an 18 pound State record bass, I don’t care who caught it.

Anybody ever hear the story behind that fish?

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I think the minnow fishing takes away from it in most guys minds.

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Originally Posted by James Biggs
I think the minnow fishing takes away from it in most guys minds.


thats the only thing ill "hate" on someone for...well wont hate, but its a different degree of respect. Live bait and fooling these fish into thinking a piece of metal/plastic is live bait/edible is a whole different level, for me at least.

where was it caught and when? Never heard of either person

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18.18 pounds, current Texas state record largemouth bass

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Why don’t we recognize this as the real world record?

Live bait.

https://www.oklahoman.com/article/3849693/its-official-the-japan-bass-is-a-world-record/amp

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I've caught a 10.7 and an 11.4 on a crappie jig and 6 pound test... on a 5 1/2 foot ultra light cherry wood rod and a pfluger present ultra light spinning real.....in timber. Anyone that does not think that takes as much or more skill than sticking one with a M/H bait casting rod and 20 fluoro jump right in and explain...


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Once you get them in open water, it's not that tough bringing in big fish on light line - just set your drag right. I've caught sharks (100 pound plus) on 17-pound test with a wire leader. We used to catch a lot of lemon and blackfin sharks while fishing for Cero Mackerel in the Keys.


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As I recall he was crappie fishing in 43 feet of water with live bait. Probably why we dont talk about it much, we are bass purists!


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Cause the board is too busy talking about Josh Jones.


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I think live scope has more of an advantage then live bait does on catching a world record. Does this mean if the next record bass is caught while using LS it won't be recognized? JM 2cents

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Has anyone ever caught a bass over 20 lbs that wasn’t on live bait other than George Perry ( and there’s a lot of doubt about if that one was real)? Most of the really big ones in a California were caught with crawdads.

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Originally Posted by grout-scout
Why don’t we recognize this as the real world record?

Live bait.

https://www.oklahoman.com/article/3849693/its-official-the-japan-bass-is-a-world-record/amp


We do. It's tied with Perry's fish

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