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Maybe 3

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Just now, Ksam1234 said:

Maybe 3

Really? It was ~20 inches (measured with shoes)

Oh well. Guess I need to catch bigger fish to compare <_<

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2 minutes ago, Sellersrobe said:

Really? It was ~20 inches (measured with shoes)

Oh well. Guess I need to catch bigger fish to compare <_<

COuldnt tell completely. But maybe 3-4 but I would still say 3 bc of how skinny 

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Just now, Ksam1234 said:

COuldnt tell completely. But maybe 3-4 but I would still say 3 bc of how skinny 

It's difficult for me to guess weights on largies. I target smallmouth and only catch largemouth when on shore and have nothing else to do or one decides it doesn't want to be controlled by species stereotypes 😉

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Don't guess weights, buy a scale and weigh 'em :) 

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Or just measure it on a bump board and tell people its length instead.

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More than 2, less than 4.

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1 hour ago, Sellersrobe said:

Really? It was ~20 inches (measured with shoes)

Oh well. Guess I need to catch bigger fish to compare <_<

Just get smaller shoes ~ 

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Nice Bass.

A-Jay

 

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Closer to 3 than 2.  Nothing to not be proud of though.  A 3ish pound bass is a decent catch most places.

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close enough to call 4. The angles of the photographs make that fish seem smaller than it is, or 12....

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Time for a scale.

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2 hours ago, reason said:

close enough to call 4. The angles of the photographs make that fish seem smaller than it is, or 12....

I'd call it a 4. By the end of the year, you can say it was a 5. Next spring, it would be perfectly acceptable to call it a 6. Don't go any higher than that though. Having a fish grow more than 50% is a serious breach of etiquette.

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2 minutes ago, SDoolittle said:

I'd call it a 4. By the end of the year, you can call it a 5. Next spring, it would be perfectly acceptable to call it a 6. Don't go any higher than that though. Having a fish grow more than 50% is a serious breach of etiquette.

LOL

 

"Early to bed, early to rise,

Fish like crazy,

And tell big lies".

 

"Roses are red, violets are blue,

I caught a 10 pounder,

And so can you".

 

"Hickory dickory, dock,

If you think I'm lying,

You can kiss my......

 

clock....

 

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1 hour ago, SDoolittle said:

I'd call it a 4. By the end of the year, you can say it was a 5. Next spring, it would be perfectly acceptable to call it a 6. Don't go any higher than that though. Having a fish grow more than 50% is a serious breach of etiquette.

Lol. Idk it might become a 7 if my uncle keeps bragging about the 6 he caught

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19 minutes ago, EGbassing said:

Exactly 3.4987531 pounds.

Yup I agree you’re on point...

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There are other length to weight calculators that consider girth and they are better. But, this TPWD conversion chart is what I use.

 

If the bass is really beefy, you'd add some weight; if it is skinny, subtract a bit.

 

Brad

 

Length to estimated weight

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I would say 3lbs maybe a little less. This one I caught this past Tuesday only weighed 3lbs 6oz and the mouth and head are a bit bigger than the one in your pics. I didn't get a length on it, I actually guesstimated that, but it was every bit 20" or so. I used a scale. I recommend like @Darren. said and buy you a scale. When I finally catch my new PB I want to know what it weighed not a guesstimation of what it weighed. Still a nice bass you caught and nothing to be ashamed of. 😎

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I'm also in the roughly 3# camp, perhaps 2.75 - 3.75 lbs.

 

Please note that for your area, that might be considered a decent bass. It's not you live in Texas, Florida or Georgia. In my neck of the woods, that's a good size bass.

 

Definitely get a scale because our eyes always think we've caught something heavier, lol.

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4 hours ago, Burrows said:

Yup I agree you’re on point...

Yeah, but I had to round the number down a lot...

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