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July 2nd is the 10th anniversary of Manabu Kurita's world record catch. Here is a link to his Instagram post, but since many of you don't use that platform I'll share some of the pics here:

 

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38 minutes ago, j bab said:

July 2nd is the 10th anniversary of Manabu Kurita's world record catch. Here is a link to his Instagram post, but since many of you don't use that platform I'll share some of the pics here:

 

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This fish is my undisputed world record. I would have liked to see Dottie be the record, but it wasn't caught per Cali regs. 

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2 minutes ago, Drew03cmc said:

This fish is my undisputed world record. I would have liked to see Dottie be the record, but it wasn't caught per Cali regs. 

Dottie was the heaviest confirmed LMB, no disputing that, regardless of how she was caught. At least Mac was honest enough to admit she wasn't caught according to the rules and regulations. 

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His record would eat my record in one bite.

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9 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Dottie was the heaviest confirmed LMB, no disputing that, regardless of how she was caught. At least Mac was honest enough to admit she wasn't caught according to the rules and regulations. 

He didn't volunteer he snagged Dottie, shore anglers who witnessed the catch told the official weighing her that she was snagged, then the trio admitted the hook was outside the mouth. What a shame!

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Dottie...

 

World Record...

 

Does not mean a thing to me that IGFA does not agree.

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Kurita’s fish is the world record in my eyes; 22lbs. 4.97oz., easily 1 oz. heavier than the GA fish, but IGFA says a tie because of not being 2oz or more greater. 

 

Have other larger bass been landed? Dottie for sure and possibly the Lake Dixon fish come to mind. But snagging off a bed, intentional or not, shouldn’t count IMO, especially given the current ML controversy, and bathroom scales just don’t cut it. Have to side with Tom on this one.

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7 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

Kurita’s fish is the world record in my eyes; 22lbs. 4.97oz., easily 1 oz. heavier than the GA fish, but IGFA says a tie because of not being 2oz or more greater. 

 

Have other larger bass been landed? Dottie for sure and possibly the Lake Dixon fish come to mind. But snagging off a bed, intentional or not, shouldn’t count IMO, especially given the current ML controversy, and bathroom scales just don’t cut it. Have to side with Tom on this one.

Well, here in Tennessee ,  if I catch a 12# smallmouth it will be THE WORLD RECORD.

 

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7 minutes ago, roadwarrior said:

Well, here in Tennessee ,  if I catch a 12# smallmouth it will be THE WORLD RECORD.

 

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I agree - it will be “THE ONE” in my book too...but I’m glad to see Hayes’ fish reinstated in the mean time.

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Kurita's world record bass was caught on a live bluegill and if he was in California the bass wouldn't be allowed because using live bluegill is also illegal here.

I don't believe Kurita made much money because it was a live bait fish and that is unfortunate. No dought about it's weight the bass was scrutinized by lots of folks trying to disqualify the catch. The fact IGFA used the old 2 oz rule based on graduations and parallax issues reading of spring scales when everyone uses calibrated digital scales the past decade is BS.

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25 minutes ago, WRB said:

Kurita's world record bass was caught on a live bluegill

I thought all tackle catagory meant artificial lures only? I could be wrong, for sure, but that's what I thought.

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4 minutes ago, Jleebesaw said:

I thought all tackle catagory meant artificial lures only? I could be wrong, for sure, but that's what I thought.

Here it is ~ 

https://igfa.org/international-angling-rules/

 

A-Jay

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40 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Curious. The "Intentionally foul hooking or snagging a fish" leaves

room for "Oops, I didn't mean to snag or foul hook that fish"...

 

I foul hooked a 6 pound bass once, never saw the fish until i got it

into the net and then realized it was hooked in its side. Explained why

it felt much bigger. But I didn't intend to foul hook it. What's the

determiner for intention? Just curious....

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13 minutes ago, Darren. said:

Curious. The "Intentionally foul hooking or snagging a fish" leaves

room for "Oops, I didn't mean to snag or foul hook that fish"...

 

I foul hooked a 6 pound bass once, never saw the fish until i got it

into the net and then realized it was hooked in its side. Explained why

it felt much bigger. But I didn't intend to foul hook it. What's the

determiner for intention? Just curious....

Only the messenger my friend.

May need to address that with the governing body.  

A-Jay 

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10 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Only the messenger my friend.

May need to address that with the governing body.  

A-Jay 

Right, that's the assumption. Is interesting that is somewhat of

an open-ended "question", if you will, in the rules. I was more

or less throwing the question out there to....

 

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2 hours ago, roadwarrior said:

Dottie...

 

World Record...

 

Does not mean a thing to me that IGFA does not agree.

 Gotta agree the IGFA is bull poop.

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Nice. Didn’t know that.

 

It’s also my youngest son’s birthday.

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I consider the Georgia bass an illegitimate record. Very little information on the fish, almost 100 years old, no idea on the legitimacy of the scale/weight according to modern standards. Nice fish and all but I can't get behind it in these conversations.

 

What I think doesn't matter though.

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California DFW fishing regulations Artical 1, 2.00 (d) & (c) clearly define snagging as illegal if the fish is hooked outside it's mouth intentionally or Unintentionally the fish must be released immediately.

IGFA rules you must be compliant with state regulations. 

The California regulation limits some national tournaments because foul hooked fish are allowed in most states with the exception of bed fishing.

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Congratulations to Marabu Kiruta for having the most legitimate world record largemouth bass for 10 years now. Nobody has been able to beat him and there has been many people that have tried. 

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37 minutes ago, WRB said:

California DFW fishing regulations Artical 1, 2.00 (d) & (c) clearly define snagging as illegal if the fish is hooked outside it's mouth intentionally or Unintentionally the fish must be released immediately.

IGFA rules you must be compliant with state regulations. 

The California regulation limits some national tournaments because foul hooked fish are allowed in most states with the exception of bed fishing.

Tom

That adds some clarity, Tom. Thanks.

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I have caught fish with a jerkbait and by the time they got done shaking and in the boat the only hook still in them is outside the mouth. Is that considered foul hooked? I'm assuming so.

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9 minutes ago, jbsoonerfan said:

I have caught fish with a jerkbait and by the time they got done shaking and in the boat the only hook still in them is outside the mouth. Is that considered foul hooked? I'm assuming so.

I've caught many Whopper Plopper fish that way. Would be pretty unfair to call that a foul hook.

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2 minutes ago, Glaucus said:

I've caught many Whopper Plopper fish that way. Would be pretty unfair to call that a foul hook.

 

11 minutes ago, jbsoonerfan said:

I have caught fish with a jerkbait and by the time they got done shaking and in the boat the only hook still in them is outside the mouth. Is that considered foul hooked? I'm assuming so.

The regs are what they are so you gotta abide by them.  Besides can you prove that there were other hooks in there that shook free?  I remember watching one tournament out in california and someone caught a fish and him and his marshall looked at the fish and tried to make the determination if it was hooked in or out of the mouth.  This happened more than once and some kept their fish and others didn't risk it and threw them back.  

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^^ Yeah the line has to be drawn somewhere. If said bait only had one treble would you still have “caught” it?  

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