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For fun's sake, imagine that you have a chance to catch a freaky bass that's 25% bigger than the current world record. Here are your four choices:

 

A redeye bass that weighs about 6.3 lbs.

 

A spotted bass that weighs about 13 lbs.

 

A smallmouth bass that weighs about 15 lbs.

 

A largemouth bass that weighs about 27.875 lbs.

 

Which one would you choose and why?

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FLMB 25 lbs because I have been chasing it most of my life!

Tom

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3 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

For fun's sake, imagine that you have a chance to catch a freaky bass that's 25% bigger than the current world record. Here are your four choices:

 

A redeye bass that weighs about 6.3 lbs.

 

A spotted bass that weighs about 13 lbs.

 

A smallmouth bass that weighs about 15 lbs.

 

A largemouth bass that weighs about 27.875 lbs.

 

Which one would you choose and why?

We need another option. The Pokémon option… All of the above because I want to catch them all, ?.

 

I think and it’s a tough call, but I think I’d have to choose the smallie. There is just something about how a smallie fights is primarily my reason why. Besides, a  smallie that big might fight like a 27.875 largemouth ??

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Well, the easy answer for me, would be a largemouth bass that weighs about 28+ lbs.

 

Caught while fishing in my Lund boat, with G. Loomis rod, Shimano reel, PowerPro braid, Trilene steel leader (do they make those??), on a Bass Pro giant spinner bait (gotta work BP in there somewhere....10 years ago it would have been Cabela's...). My boat would have Garmin electronics & trolling motor, Plano storage, and all the goodies. Pulled by my Silverado, running on BFG AT's. Oh, and I would be wearing Huk and Under Armour clothing, Costa sunglasses, and a Shelta hat. Just think of the endorsement opportunities and appearance fees that would come rolling in : )

 

If I'm being totally honest, I would rather catch a world-record Musky. That's just me. 

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I do like catching smallies, but it probably be the largemouth. That’s what I’ve been doing here lately, hunting the big ones. I’m no where near being 25% more than the record. But I’ve got a lot to learn and I’m having a blast trying. 

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The Largemouth. Your life would change. For me, it would mean I could pay everything off, help my family and help others in need. 

It would be the pinnacle of the sport.

I assume you would get lots of speaking opportunities, endorsements, etc. that would enable you to fish all those places you never could before, not to mention meeting all the legends of bass fishing.

 

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I’d either go for the smallmouth or the redeye. I love smallmouth, so that’s my inclination. Fighting a 15lber would be awesome. At the same time, redeyes are just plain cool fish. I’ve never caught one, but I’d love to see what a 6lber would look like

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8 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

For fun's sake, imagine that you have a chance to catch a freaky bass that's 25% bigger than the current world record. Here are your four choices:

 

A redeye bass that weighs about 6.3 lbs.

 

A spotted bass that weighs about 13 lbs.

 

A smallmouth bass that weighs about 15 lbs.

 

A largemouth bass that weighs about 27.875 lbs.

 

Which one would you choose and why?

 

Oh, smallie, not even close.

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1 hour ago, DaubsNU1 said:

Well, the easy answer for me, would be a largemouth bass that weighs about 28+ lbs.

 

Caught while fishing in my Lund boat, with G. Loomis rod, Shimano reel, PowerPro braid, Trilene steel leader (do they make those??), on a Bass Pro giant spinner bait (gotta work BP in there somewhere....10 years ago it would have been Cabela's...). My boat would have Garmin electronics & trolling motor, Plano storage, and all the goodies. Pulled by my Silverado, running on BFG AT's. Oh, and I would be wearing Huk and Under Armour clothing, Costa sunglasses, and a Shelta hat. Just think of the endorsement opportunities and appearance fees that would come rolling in : )

 

If I'm being totally honest, I would rather catch a world-record Musky. That's just me. 

Now this is the honest answer. ???

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8 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

A smallmouth bass that weighs about 15 lbs.

Which one would you choose and why?

If we're day dreaming, a giant brown bass would be my choice.

Prefer to do it at night too. 

Because I just want to hold her for a few seconds. 

But as previously discussed,

I'd need to think long & hard before I'd share such a catch.

#hideinplainsight

:ph34r:

A-Jay

 

 

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@DaubsNU1, I had the same thoughts about endorsements!

 

The largemouth bass record would be borderline deformed. Those 20+ lb. bass bulge every which way with Dottie being the bulgiest. Like a world record musky, she would be scary boat-side.

 

Big smallmouth, on the other hand, tend to look like simply bigger smallmouth. They hold their sleek, beautiful form. So, for aesthetics and for fighting fury, I'd pick the smallmouth. 

 

@A-Jay, yeah, I pity the lakes where world records are caught.

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I would be happy with a LMB that's 25% less than the WR!

 

8 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

A spotted bass that weighs about 13 lbs.

 

That would be a hell of a fight!

 

Big Spotted  bass around here is 3-4#

 

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None of them, the haters come out of the woodwork when you catch something like that. The man that caught the world record smallmouth has said that he wishes he never caught it 

 

https://www.bassmaster.com/news/david-hayes-and-the-world-record-smallmouth-bass/

 

 

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9 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

A redeye bass that weighs about 6.3 lbs

Redeye bass?  You mean a rock bass?!  Lol no one is going to pick a rocky.

 

I'd go with the largemouth too here.

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Just now, gimruis said:

Redeye bass?  You mean a rock bass?!  Lol no one is going to pick a rocky.

 

I'd go with the largemouth too here.

A redeye bass is a black bass species separate from rock bass 

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Just now, gimruis said:

Redeye bass?  You mean a rock bass?!  Lol no one is going to pick a rocky.

Red-eyes are closely related to Shoal bass - they're no Rocky's

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I'd be fine with any of the above.  I'd be thrilled with a 6.3 lb large mouth!  But I'd probably pick that largemouth, just for the shear size.  

39 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

None of them, the haters come out of the woodwork when you catch something like that. The man that caught the world record smallmouth has said that he wishes he never caught it 

 

https://www.bassmaster.com/news/david-hayes-and-the-world-record-smallmouth-bass/

 

 

Oh, bring on the haters!  I'm completely fine with that.  If I cared what other people thought, I'd have never made it out of high school!  So long as I have the love and respect of my family and a few close friends, the rest is just white noise.  

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Personally - any Smallmouth would get me dancing...haven't had any luck catching those.

 

A 5# largemouth? New PB for me and another reason to dance.

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