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What would you guys say is your average five fish bag? I live in Colorado where the average largemouth is 1 - 2 pounds and a 3 - 4 pounder is a decent one, and anything over 5 is fairly few and far between. So in my limited selection, my average bag is probably 10 pounds and a great day is 20, but those are uncommon. Fifteen pounds deserves a congrats in our mediocre waters.

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Next door in my part of nebraska an average 5 fish total for me would be about 15-18lbs... my buddy had two 6's two 5's and a 4 yesterday, about 28 total wich is AWESOME for us, caught several more in the 3 range. Lake rose about two feet the night before and caught them off rip rap very tight to the bank on senkos...funny thing is i caught one 6lber and he caught all the rest, same color and presentation...go figure

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It depends on where I am fishing.  The lakes around where I live get very heavy fishing pressure.  A five fish bag may be 7 to 10 pounds on average.  If I want to be sure to catch a big girl then I have to drive.

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I don't believe I've ever caught 5 bass during one trip.

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Depends. 

 

The private pond close to my house: 6-7 pounds, 8 or 9 would be a good bag. 

The pond a few minutes down the road: 10 pounds would be about average, maybe 12 on a good day. 

 

Now, the private pond that my boss takes me to? There's a possibility for a twenty pound bag there. He caught a 5 1/2 pound bass last week. Can't wait to get back there. 

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What would you guys say is your average five fish bag? I live in Colorado where the average largemouth is 1 - 2 pounds and a 3 - 4 pounder is a decent one, and anything over 5 is fairly few and far between. So in my limited selection, my average bag is probably 10 pounds and a great day is 20, but those are uncommon. Fifteen pounds deserves a congrats in our mediocre waters.

 

Seems to be about the same here in Indiana, a fiver is a really good fish. Anything above that is almost unheard of. A few months ago a guy pulled out a 7lb-er from a well known reservoir here and it literally made the newspaper.

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all honest answers it looks like!!

i usually struggle to catch 5....

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It depends. I feel like 5 fish is a great day here,and anything over 2 lbs is a big bass. Indiana ain't big bass country for sure

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If you fish bass tournaments a 15 lb, 5 bass limit will get you a check most of the time, 20 lbs wins, with a few exceptions.

Tom

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20-25# ;)

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really depends where I'm at. I have a very lightly pressured body of water that can give up 18-20 just about any day, but most of the water around here is so pressured, I'd be happy to get out with 10-12 with single digits being the average for sure.

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On guntersvill we normaly have a 20 pound bag , but on hartwell our bag will average 12 or 13 pounds.

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10-14 pounds in my favourite pond with a 4-5 pounder being caught every now and again. In the the river though it's closer to 4 or 5 pounds total, redeyes are so small it's easier just to go by inches.

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It depends up here. On the majority of lakes around me 15 lbs usually is top 3 in a club tournament. Sometimes winner will be a little more or a little less. However we have the Mississippi River not to far away and that can give up some big numbers in the upper teens. A few hours the other way is Sturgeon Bay/Green Bay/ Lake Michigan and from what I've heard you have to be pushing mid 20's out there to be in the money. 

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5 fish is a good day for me usually.. Multiple 2 pounders pretty common, any between 3-4 pounds are very nice in my frequented lakes.

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Where I fish (SoCal) 10 lbs is pretty average, 15-20 is a really good day. In the winter I struggle to even catch 5 fish. Lol.

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I fish the gila river in arizona so 13-18lbs. Is what ive gotten here. Average is 14. In michigan where im from 20lbs is pretty regular.

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12-14 on average but 18 lb sack isn't unheard of

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5 pounds.

 

10 on a good day.

Seems like you have to catch at least 100 12-14"ers before you catch a fish that breaks the 3lb mark around here

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I usually don't catch 5 bass but when I do they usually weigh 8-10 pounds. My average would probably be a lot bigger if I had a boat and could go out on Chequamegon Bay! :cry4:

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Luckily living in south Florida my 5 fish totals avg anywhere from 15-20 lbs. have a had a few days on certain lakes where that number has topped 30#. Although those are pretty exceptional days. The Everglades tourneys I read about consistently have 25# plus bags as their winners.

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My average, I would estimate, is somewhere around 11lb. although there were more than a few tourneys that I never brought five to the scales.

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Depends on the lake and the situation.

 

Fun fishing on Silver lake my yearly average for "best 5" from ice out till ice up is probably 15lbs. Lots of days where my best five is in the upper teens , and lots of days where they are in the low teens, with a handful on either side where I have done terrible or knocked it out of the park with 20+.

 

During tournaments, it's a whole different game, for many reasons, but over the years I'd say 13lbs is about average, some days it's good enough for cashing or even a win, and some days it's a "thanks for playing" donation. I don't feel comfortable without at least having 15lbs, but oddly enough the last two wins I have there have been with 14lbs and change.

 

On Conesus, I seem to catch an 18-20+lb bag fun fishing more times than not, but again in tournaments, with more boats on the water, and more spots being combed over, that kind of weight has not been the norm for me. However, many of the tournaments I have fished there have been during rather slow bites, and have finished in the money with weights that range from as low as 12lbs, to as much as 18lbs...........I have only been there once for a tournament during one of Conesus's legendary hog fest's, but that was for a Tuesday nighter/3 fish limit deal, and we held our own and beat some of the heavy hitters, but still fell short of the money.

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Same depends on which body of water I am fishing.

 

If my local waters, I struggle to get 5 because it is so pressured.  I'd say 8-10 lb would be average and 15 lb would be excellent. 

 

If I'm fishing the waters further away I'd say 5 fish limit isn't that difficult and I'd catch 15lb on average.  Good day would be 20+ lbs.

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