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Would catching the state record bring monetary gain #14561037 12/10/22 06:49 PM
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To the angler? If so, how much do you guess?

Assuming not a guide and a public lake.

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Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561065 12/10/22 07:22 PM
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if you could keep it alive,you might could sell it to Bass pro shop to put in one of their aquariums.....

Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561088 12/10/22 07:48 PM
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100% yes , if the angler was smart , he would limit any access to pics of the fish , how it was caught , what boat he used etc....
I would guess a true world record , caught on American soil --- could be worth millions

Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561089 12/10/22 07:52 PM
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I agree. You could get your name on the bait package. With royalties on every package sold.

Every maker of the equipment you used. Would want you to advertise their products. Giving you kickbacks. Free products.

You would literally be Famous.

Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561106 12/10/22 08:16 PM
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Jackpot..

Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561127 12/10/22 08:54 PM
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I’m going to be contrarian and say no. It’ll get you lots of attention for sure, but there will also be plenty of people doubting it, assuming it’s a fake somehow, and generally complaining (check the thread a couple of years ago on the OH Ivie big bass caught by the Nebraskans).
You might get some sponsorship deals, but I’m guessing not enough to buy a new truck, let alone retire early. Fake will be fleeting and the financial rewards not all that great.
Then again, I could be wrong.


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Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561134 12/10/22 09:12 PM
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I think it would if you play your cards right.

Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561155 12/10/22 09:41 PM
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Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561158 12/10/22 09:46 PM
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The OP asked if a state record could make some money. I agree with whoever said sell it to BPS, they'd prolly pay some $$$. Prolly not much money to be had after that.

A world record caught here in America could be a totally different story though.

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Originally Posted by Rescue Fire
The OP asked if a state record could make some money. I agree with whoever said sell it to BPS, they'd prolly pay some $$$. Prolly not much money to be had after that.

A world record caught here in America could be a totally different story though.



pretty sure bass pro leases the fish with significance, don't think it is legal to sell gamefish like that but not sure.

and yes, play it right and it could be worth a bunch of bucks from royalties, sponsorships etc.


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(1) freshwater crappie, bass of the genus Micropterus, striped bass and hybrids of striped bass, white bass, walleye, sauger, northern pike, muskellunge, trout of the family Salmonidae, flathead catfish; or

(2) any other fish taken from the public fresh water of this state.

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to:

(1) a fish, other than a bass of the genus Micropterus, reared in private water by an operator of a commercial aquaculture facility, as defined by Section 134.001, Agriculture Code;

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Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: 1oldbassguy] #14561220 12/10/22 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 1oldbassguy
100% yes , if the angler was smart , he would limit any access to pics of the fish , how it was caught , what boat he used etc....
I would guess a true world record , caught on American soil --- could be worth millions

Not anywhere close to that.

Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561230 12/10/22 10:57 PM
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Yes… especially if you play your cards right on what bait it was caught on. hmmm




Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561280 12/11/22 12:44 AM
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Re: Would catching the state record bring monetary gain [Re: LeonSulak] #14561285 12/11/22 01:00 AM
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May get some interview/podcast type deals for a brief period, but it'd wear off pretty quickly. State record would sure be amazing, but people aren't just going to throw money at some random person that catches it.

It'd help if you had an existing monetized social media channel AND had it on video.

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Yes most definitley, especially if you caught it out of a modern bass boat, like was said I caught it out of this brand boat, trolling motor, electronics, shallow water anchors, and so on. Wouldn't worry about trying to cash out the actual fish; don't think you can do that anyway, but if it were here "share a lunker" would probably want it or it could go to BPS like Ethel did.


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