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so quite recently at my local highschool I started up a little bass fishing club, and we've been doing pretty well with about a dozen members so far. the last meeting discussion we had turned to fish photos and a variety of good fish photos were shared, some six pounders, a few fours, and one seven. one of our new members kept on saying that all of the fish photos everyone had were "tiny" and "hardly single pounders" and when the conversation turned to him and what he had caught, he produced a photo of an easy nine to ten pound fish.

keep in mind that in montana our state record is just a bit over eight, so this was a pretty impressive fish. according to his story it weighed in at two pounds, as his scale was broken. but unfortunately he ended up eating the fish and never brought it in as a record.

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Even if your scale was broken man there is a BIG difference in 8 to 2lbs. In all reality there's a big difference from 3 to 4. The fact that he said he caught a fish that big and thought it weighed 2lbs is more than a little old.  I know you're going to say that he's a novice and just didn't know but it's just not adding up to me.. 

An 8lb bass will be anywhere from 23-27 inches (most likely ) depending on its girth. 

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Post the photo here, until that happens none of it even makes sense.

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Unless the dude is just terrible with numbers and has no sense of weight I don't see how this makes sense. 

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I kind of doubt he even caught it.  You can easily find pictures of big bass on the internet without a person in it, and claim you caught it.  Or you could just photoshop yourself into the photo.

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I would take that photo and upload it to my computer and do a reverse Google search and see if he is taking someone else's photo and claiming it. 

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5 minutes ago, iiTzChunky said:

I would take that photo and upload it to my computer and do a reverse Google search and see if he is taking someone else's photo and claiming it. 

That might work,but it won't work all the time. The guy could of taken a picture of him holding a 9-10 pound bass that his friend caught next to him.Lots of people pose with other people's catches, it's very sad but some people will do anything for attention.

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Or it could be a simple as the guy caught a nice fish vacationing in Florida, and just claims its from Montana now.  

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Man, you guys are hard on a kid:lol: I've never, I'll repeat NEVER heard any fisherman underestimate the weight of a fish! 

 

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On ‎11‎/‎4‎/‎2016 at 0:42 PM, Ratherbfishing said:

was he IN the picture?  Doubt it.

yes he is in the photo, he is standing on the dock holding the fish by the jaw, I'll ask him to send it to me so I can post it

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I find it funny that whenever somebody posts a picture of a big fish they caught, there is a segment of the angling population that spends an exponentially amount of time trying to discredit the photo, rather than simply congratulating the angler on a great catch....especially when they don't even know the guy.

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I kinda have to agree with Glenn,..

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9 hours ago, Glenn said:

I find it funny that whenever somebody posts a picture of a big fish they caught, there is a segment of the angling population that spends an exponentially amount of time trying to discredit the photo, rather than simply congratulating the angler on a great catch....especially when they don't even know the guy.

Ditto.  It's interesting psychology...

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9 minutes ago, AnthonyBarnaoBASS said:

Never eat a bass, catch and release plain and simple.

 

Shows here this one came back to bite him;)

If you were a pond owner you would know that proper harvest is 100% necessary for a healthy bass and forage population. Eating those bass keeps them from "going to waste". And actually taste pretty decent when the cook knows what they are doing. 

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1 hour ago, Yeajray231 said:

If you were a pond owner you would know that proper harvest is 100% necessary for a healthy bass and forage population. Eating those bass keeps them from "going to waste". And actually taste pretty decent when the cook knows what they are doing. 

agreed my friend, i doubt a 10 pound large mouth in Montana would be caught in a pond though.

 

Have a good night, 

 

God bless

 

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7 hours ago, AnthonyBarnaoBASS said:

agreed my friend, i doubt a 10 pound large mouth in Montana would be caught in a pond though.

 

Have a good night, 

 

God bless

 

 

Seen as how the montana state record is only 22.5 inches and 8.8 pounds...The odds of catching a ten pounder in Montana are more than slim anyway... 

 

Don't underestimate ponds... The Ohio state record was caught from a pond and was 13+lbs. And my personal best at 24" and 8.2 was taken from a pond no more than 3 acres.. 

 

You do the same bud. 

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It's shocking how heavy the Montana state bass was at only 22.5 inches in length.What was the girth on that bass, 20 inches? Reminds me of the current Texas state record bass which only measured 25.5 inches yet it weighed 18.18 pounds.These are some truly thick bass. 

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5 minutes ago, Jon P. said:

this is Darren Williams with his state record

state-record.jpg

Well, I think everyone can agree that his scales were definitely broken. No way that fish weighs only 2 lbs. 

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2 minutes ago, wdp said:

Well, I think everyone can agree that his scales were definitely broken. No way that fish weighs only 2 lbs. 

that photo is the official state record, the original photo I was talking about I don't have on my computer

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Just now, Jon P. said:

that photo is the official state record, the original photo I was talking about I don't have on my computer

Gotcha! Lol. 

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1 hour ago, Jon P. said:

this is Darren Williams with his state record

state-record.jpg

 

Congratulations to Mr.Williams,that bass is a beauty.The bass is thick all along its length, which shows this bass was extremely healthy when it was caught. 

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