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Caught a Bugeyed Fatty today

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While Bass fishing today,I kept getting viscious strikes,but couldnt get hooked up. After this happening a few times,I lost my cool and was determined to hook into whatever it was that was slamming my bait.

I hooked into it alright. It turned out to be a FAT (I mean FAT) Bugeyed Green Sunfish. Never seen one so bugeyed or Fat before.

Is the Bugging of the eyes caused by age or its  size. Could this fish be full of Eggs or is just a pig?

In case this was a fish laden with eggs,It was photographed and gently released. It would have been released regardless ;)

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holy cow that thing is bulging! :-?

we were catching MASSIVE rockbass on my local inland lake this weekend, the rockbass were big enough to hit a 3/8 ounce jig & ragetail lobster  :o

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that could be a state record...

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whoa! I have never seen a greenie any where near that big. I always thought they spawned in the middle of the summer though so I'm not sure it would be eggs (but I could very well be wrong). Those eyes are pretty crazy too

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that could be a state record...

Agree. That is an incredible fish!

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I dont carry a scale so I did a girth and length on the fish. I measured the length at 9 .75 inches and the girth with the dorsal fin in the "up" position at 9 inches.

How I did this is I used some braided line I have on the boat,took the measurements with the braided line, cut it according to the length and girth,and used a tape measure to check the length of each piece when I got home.

According the calculator here on Bassresouce,This fish weighed less than a pound. I think state record for Az is like 2 pounds.

I stand corrected,I just checked the record according to the Az game and fish website:

Sunfish, Green 1 lb. 9 oz. 11.0 in., Parker Canyon Lake

Paul Bennett, Sierra Vista 7/27/96  

Guess what,The record was caught in the same lake I caught this bugeyed fish. Wonder if I should have had the one I caught certified? Ah well its too late now.

I could always submit pictures for the yearly Catch and Release  roster though.

Lesson learned,Never go fishing without your camera,you dont know what youll catch!!

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Is the Bugging of the eyes caused by age or its size.

It's eyes are bugging 'cause you set the hook so hard.   :)

My guess is that it's fat because it's full of eggs but it could just because it always supersized it's meals.  Nice fish, regardless.

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