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Predict your 2024 biggest bass


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I know that 2024 is already 23 days old.  But let's start this today.

 

Make your own prediction here and guess what the biggest bass you catch in 2024 will be.  Can be largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, or all three.  No rock bass or striped bass.

 

Be realistic too.  You can predict by weight or length because people use both here.

 

I'll go first.

 

Largemouth - 20.5 inches

Smallmouth - 21 inches

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Jeeze I hate to jinx myself but I'm guessing I'll get one 8 lber in there and a whole lot of 4-6 lbers and maybe a couple 7s if I'm lucky.  Hoping I can beat my 11.5 lb PB this year but realistically, probably not gonna happen!

 

What lure you say?  Awwww jeeze, by the looks of things - probably a jig, a worm, a swimbait, a lipless, a spinnerbait, a Jerkbait, a frog or a buzzbait!  Since that's about all I throw more or less and big fish get caught by me on all of them every year.

 

But here's to hoping for a new PB or at least another DD or two 😎😎😎

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46 minutes ago, gimruis said:

Make your own prediction here and guess what the biggest bass you catch in 2024 will be. 


No chance 😆 who knows, I might have already caught it (5-10). Hope not…

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Based on the last several years, it will probably be about 5.5 pounds and 22 inches long. And I’m going to assume it will be caught on a spinnerbait. 

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Got more hope's and dreams than a specific number 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Considering the lakes I'll be fishing this year for my clubs tournaments; kissimmee, toho, harris chain, winter haven chain etc, I figure I got at least a 50% chance at breaking my 5.2lb pb. Like Mike I gots hopes and I gots dreams, that's what keeps us going, right? Maybe with a few prayers thrown in and a lotta luck I might even join the double digit club, you just never know.

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I'm optimistic but also realistic ~ and perhaps even a little superstitious.

Can't put out a number now. 

IMO, each and every season is a totally separate deal from the previous ones.

So it could be the best ever or the complete opposite.

I like to believe that past behavior is the decent predictor of future behavior, and the same is true of success.  At the beginning of each season, any small victories help build confidence for me as well as the desire & momentum to keep it going. 

There will always be some struggle, and I can & do drive through most of it.

But it seems that in the 'better years' there's less of that.

Might all just be in my head.

Either way, I'll continue to work hard at 'being ready' for whatever happens my way.

Because preparation = performance.

Best case scenario is I hook up, and say "hope this is a bass" . . . .

and it is. 

Fish Hard

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

I might have already caught it (5-10). Hope not…

 

Certainly you can come up with a 5 lb, 11 oz bass sometimes in the next 11 months here.

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4 minutes ago, gimruis said:

 

Certainly you can come up with a 5 lb, 11 oz bass sometimes in the next 11 months here.


I would hope, but not going to entertain fate 😉 I’ll just catch them as they come…big or small

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3-26-24 largemouth 22.5" 6.6 lbs (Chatterbait) I've caught 2 6 lbers the last two years during this week while on spring break on the same shoreline.  I will definitely be back there this year.

 

6-7-24 smallmouth 22" 5.9 lbs (tube)  I've caught many over 4 lbs , multiple over 5, and one over 6 off the same rockpile on a lake up north.  My wife has instructions to spread my ashes there if I go before her.  

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I usually get a 20" Smallie which will be around four pounds, and I'm likely to get a 3lb. Spot, but I don't catch many LM in the Tennessee River so maybe one that goes 18". Lord willing, I'll catch enough each trip to keep me trying. The only really big ones I'll see are on BR!

23 minutes ago, Junk Fisherman said:

My wife has instructions to spread my ashes there if I go before her.  

Leave us a map in your will!   🤣

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Smallmouth on the Tennessee River, 12 lbs.

 

Largemouth at Ray Roberts, Texas, 13 lbs

 

 

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Just now, roadwarrior said:

Smallmouth on the Tennessee River, 12 lbs.

 

I think you missed the part in my original post that states "realistic."  LOL

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Gonna be just shy of 8lbs, caught on a drop shot, way out on Georgian Bay about the middle of November, right after I come back from deer camp after getting a nice 14 point buck! 
 

Honestly, I have no idea how big it’ll be, probably somewhere around 5-5.5 or so. 
Anything is possible though, as both big smallmouth and deer like the ones above are around me, but I’m not holding my breath on either of those guys 😄

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Since I've retired ," 4 years ago" and with many more hours of fishing, still haven't broken the 8lb mark on a largemouth in those years.

So I'll say a couple of 6-7 lb fish will end up in the boat in 2024.

BUT health and being able to be on the water trumps any expectations.

Stay safe 

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