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I just got finished looking through some of my old BASS magazines, specifically the lunker club section and it got me to thinking. If you were to go out and be guarenteed a 7+ smallie or a 12+ largemouth which would you prefer?

My personal thoughts is I would rather catch a big smallmouth. My reasoning is that I have never caught a smallmouth at all, the closest oppurtunities for one are over 5 hours away.

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Smallie all the way.

Jeff

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I have caught smallies up to 5.75 pounds. Biggest largemouth is only 6.5 pounds. Personally I would take the 12 pound largemouth. It would nearly double my personal best and also would be nice to have a double digit bass.

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About the only thing left on my Bucket list is a double digit LMB. I seldom have the opportunity to fish for smallies, so am not much interested in them.

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I have caught smallies up to 5.75 pounds. Biggest largemouth is only 6.5 pounds. Personally I would take the 12 pound largemouth. It would nearly double my personal best and also would be nice to have a double digit bass.

Thats how feel.' I have a lunker smallmouth'

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I have fished some pretty good lakes (Big O, Tarpon, the Everglades, Eufaula AL/GA, Reelfoot, Dale Hollow, St. Clair, Rainy, Lake of the Woods, Grand Traverse Bay and many others for large and smallmouth. I've never caught a bonafide 6# + largie and 4#15oz. is my biggest smallie. Frankly I don't think about it any more. I have a good time fishing and and if I catch one in the lnker class I'll never be sure cause it goes right back in the water. My hand helh scale will give me a ball park if I pull it out of the boats storage.

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I have the opporatunity to catch a 12# LM everytime I go fishing here in S. Florida, so I'd take the smallmouth since I never caught one.

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A 12 pound LM would be my choice. That would be a legitimate monster in the waters I fish, and be almost 4 # bigger than my PB.

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7 + lb smallie!

Tom

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Our state record for both are smaller than those weights but I've caught a DD largemouth so I'd have to go with the smallie!

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Smallie all the way,I love fishing for them both.I got the smallie bug bad.

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I've caught some hefty smallmouth when I lived in Michigan and catch some great LM here in Florida, of the 2 I'd prefer DD LMB. The closest we have to smallmouth in South Florida are peacocks and jack crevelles.

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Both fish would beat our current state records by less than a pound. I know which lake I need to fish to find the 7lb smallie, but a 12lb largemouth would be much harder to find so, I'd have to go with the LMB.

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Thats a tough one. Ive never caught a smallie before and a 7lber would be awesome. But then again, so would a 12lb largemouth. Im gonna say largemouth cuz a 12lber would be a state record. Smallmouth record is 8.4lbs.

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I would take the 12lb largemouth.

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Largemouth.....

I'd much rather catch a DD Peacock though. :D

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12 largemouth for me

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I'd have to catch them both and compare the experiences before making any kind of decision :) Either would almost double my personal bests and although I believe that pound for pound a smallie is the hardest fighting freshwater fish, a DD largemouth has been a dream for decades for me.

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I believe that pound for pound a smallie is the hardest fighting freshwater fish

Pound for pound, steelhead are the hardest fighting FW fish that I know of. Ounce for ounce, props go to blue gill.

To answer the OP, I'd go with the 12 lb. largemouth. A 7 lb. smallie is a possibility in many of the waters I fish.

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Off topic posts have been removed. We have a section provided for "Other Species".

-Kent

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smallie

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Pound for pound, steelhead are the hardest fighting FW fish that I know of.

LOL. If a smallie grew to the size of a steelhead, we'd have a good difference of opinion.

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I'm with the author, I'd rather catch a Smallie, I've never caught one before and the closest is about 1500 miles away from me

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I have been fishing for 40 years trying to get me a smallie, One day I will have that chance...I hope, but I dream of that double digit LMB almost every night, I keep knocking on that door and I hope to someday answer it, so if I had a really good shot at that 12lb'er then thats where you would find me.

Big-O, Im comin to see ya LOL !!!

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