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Has anyone ever caught a genuine lunker or personal best just to realize you camera is in the car.

Happened on Sunday to me. Caught a chunky 23" bass on a drop shot from my canoe. My canoe buddy was witness but neither of us brought our phones.

Kills me that I don't have a pic of that beast!

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yup haad the same thing happen last year.  I was fishing a bedding bass and finally coaxed her to bite.  Got her in the yak had her laid on my hawg trough went to snap a pic and she flopped and was out of the boat as fast as ever.  I learned a few things though.  1-don't lay the hawg trough across the gunwales of the kayak 2-get out of hte baot if possible to make sur you can secure the fish before pictures.

 

She measured at 26" and was fat as fat can be....my best guesstimate was 9-10lbs and would have won me a kayak in the online tournament i was in but such is life.

 

Unfortunately the lake she was in was drawn down a ton for dam repairs so i couldn't find her this year.

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So let me get this straight -

 

You had no camera for your PB but did manage to snap a great shot of that Mutant in your Avi ~

 

Come on person . . . . .

 

:eyebrows:

 

A-Jay

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My personal best was caught before I started taking cameras with me, so I couldn't be mad at myself for forgetting it or something along those lines. But subsequently I caught a couple that were 1 and 2 ounces below my PB and they were photographed, so it's not too bad in my case.

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I forget to take a good camera now and then but I always have my phone so I can at least take some kind of picture.  I don't forget my scale when I am taking the bassboat, but now and then I forget it when I am taking the jon boat because I carry less gear.  So far, I've been lucky (or maybe unlucky?) and I haven't missed out on weighing that PB yet.

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PB, no, but awesome catches, yes. Now my iPhone 5 is in a Lifeproof case and always with me. Well, almost always. LOL.

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I always keep my phone on me and fuly charged so I don't ever have that experience

I might even throw an old school disposable camera in my tackle bag lol

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Happened to me last year. Caught my PB (7.3) on a Spook and I'd just started leaving my phone in the car because of all the annoying interuptions while fishing.  Wouldn't you know it, I was the only one on the water and I couldn't see putting her in the livewell just so I could get a pic. 

Luckily I'm past that point where I need to have proof of a great catch.  It'd be nice, but I don't loose sleep over it.  In fact, I dream about her.

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I didn't think anyone had pictures of their pb. ; )

 

I'm so proud of my PB that it is in my Avatar, 7lbs 11oz.  On the same day I caught a 5+ and a 6+, and I have pictures of all three  I was fishing a Skeeter Owners tournament on Lake Fork, TX, with Fishfordollars (rest in peace Jack.)  Unfortunately,  Lake Fork is a slot lake and all three of the fish were in the slot, so couldn't be weighed in.

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So let me get this straight -

 

You had no camera for your PB but did manage to snap a great shot of that Mutant in your Avi ~

 

Come on person . . . . .

 

:eyebrows:

 

A-Jay

A Jay, You nailed it. Felix got some 'splainin' to do. :whistle:  

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I'm going to start keeping a cheap disposable camera in the box.

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I have my cell phone on me, and always have a 1080p HD videocamera in my tackle box. There is also almost always some random person near by and if for whatever reasons I cant get my gear or my phone is dead, I will ask if they don't mind taking a pic and texting it to me lol. If all I need to do is leave my cameras / scale at home to get my pb, then I might need to rethink this whole proof of catch thing hahaha

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ahhhh that sucks....no I have my phone for my pb but its been dying a lot.. last year I caught a few nice 8 p0under which It did for.... as long as you don't have a crazy story I believe you haha

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A few years back a friend of mine caught a 29" bass.  He knows it's 29" because he laid it down next to his rod and marked it, and when he got home he measured it.  He had no scale, no camera nothing.  Several people have told him that that bass could have been a new state record.  :cry4:

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I didn't think anyone had pictures of their pb. ; )

 

I made a joke to my friend that my P.B. will grow with time.  It's 23" inches the day we measured it.  By the time I am 50 it will be the size of a large Striped Bass and a World Record which I missed out on.  LOL  :laugh5:

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Lesson learned. Fortunately, you have the memory and the experience of the catch. That will always stay with you.

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Lesson learned. Fortunately, you have the memory and the experience of the catch. That will always stay with you.

Absolutely!

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I was fishing with bigfoot this one time and hooked into at least 15 pounder. Bigfoot had the entire thing on video!!! Sadly on the way back to the car we were abducted by aliens and lost the footage in the process. 

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A Jay, You nailed it. Felix got some 'splainin' to do. :whistle:

LMAO. That monster in my avatar was fishing from a dock on a private pond in PA. My friend was taking pictures and took that pic. He posted it on FB and the rest is history. Ironically I didn't have my phone then either.

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Caught my PB back in 93,7lbs 14 oz and 23".No camera so I took it to the local bait shop and had it weighed and measured.Normally the shop had a Polaroid on hand but on this day he didn't have any film :cry3:.I let it go knowing I might never catch one that big again. The following weekend there was a constant drizzle all day and not a bite,my buddy said maybe we should pack it in.I talked him into fishing a little more and I pitched my jig near a stump..... thump. I landed the biggest bass of my life that day.I asked my friend how big he thought it was and he just said bigger than that fish last weekend. No camera again,I didnt even weigh it.I dropped her over the side of the boat and I haven't came within a pound and a half of either of them twenty years later.

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I always keep my phone charged, and have my gopro and scale in my bag when the day of my PB finally comes. Still waiting. ;)

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I always keep my phone charged, and have my gopro and scale in my bag when the day of my PB finally comes. Still waiting. ;)

x2, well minus the go pro. I make sure my phone has at least 50% charge, always have the scale and tape measurer, and check the scale often with dumbbells to make sure it is still accurate.

 

Brian

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Fishing by myself a few years ago in February when I caught my biggest 5 fish limit ever. My small fish was 5 even, biggest was 7lbs 2ozs, and it wasn't until I caught the biggest one I realized I didn't have my camera  :cry4: My limit would have been 30lbs 2ozs, which is unheard of in Kansas, and I have no proof except an extremely chewed up bait  :dazed-7:

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