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http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/budsharelunker/archives/lunkerdetails.phtml?fishid=396

How many states have had 13 and 14 lb or a 15.5 lb bass being caught this year already?   Havent seen any from Cali being reported, did see one 13 out of Fla.

We may not make the top 20lb list, but we kick out just as many toads as any state.    Remember, #400 is worth $400.oo per pound so that is $5200.oo in cash and prizes.

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Don't forget senko77's 14.7 from Ga.!!

396,...that leaves 397,398,399 and 400.

396,...that leaves 1 for eric, 1 for Darrin, 1 for Matt and # 400 for ME!!

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You guys in Tx hold off till march to catch the other three so i can make it down there for spring break so i can make some money. lol in mine and everyone elses dreams of that # 400 big bass.

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>:(I hate you guys from Texas,California,and Florida.I hope your lakes dry up!LOL ;D

Okay,I admitt it.I have to go freeze my butt off right now for only a bite or two.Can't wait for those warm, long days and toady bigmouths.I am coming to pee in all of your lakes someday!

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Sounds great!! Can't wait for #400. I'm sure it's going to get nuts out there. Question...how to they prove that fish was caught in the body of water the angler says? Just curious.

There have been a few double digit bass caught out here in 2006 already, up to 16 pounds that I know of. We just don't have a state run program that publicizes it.  ;)

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Up here in WA, you could go around with a net and pick up frozen fish like at the grocery store. Hasnt been that cold, but the water temp 41F, Maybe if you add all the ice on the fish it might top 13 lbs.

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Texas has good fishing.  My home lake took the most Sharelunkers last year, only problem was I didn't get one yet.  Hopefully I will get #400 ;D

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Mattfly Texas definatley puts out tons of big bass. I think even more than Cali but there have been some monsters caught already this year. Mike Long has caught a 16 1/2  a few weeks ago and last week caught a 14 1/2 and a 5lber on one cast. There have also been a bunch between 10-13 through out the state. Props to Texas for their share a lunker program. It is the best thing going. I wish Ca. did something similar. The record probably would have been broken by now if our state was run by you guys. I would love to see it broke in Ca or TX

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I'm out of the loop here guys.  What is this 400 thing?  Who is offering all this money for big Texas bass?  (And why)

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Mattfly Texas definatley puts out tons of big bass. I think even more than Cali but there have been some monsters caught already this year. Mike Long has caught a 16 1/2 a few weeks ago and last week caught a 14 1/2 and a 5lber on one cast. There have also been a bunch between 10-13 through out the state. Props to Texas for their share a lunker program. It is the best thing going. I wish Ca. did something similar. The record probably would have been broken by now if our state was run by you guys. I would love to see it broke in Ca or TX

Matt, I don't care what state hits the lotto on the next World record bass.   I would just love to see it broken before I pass on.   The next record most likely will not need to be justified 40 yrs from now.   The current record leaves one to wonder.    I have always thought that Mexico could be the next to own that record.    

Matt.

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roger, thanks for the link.  I never even heard of anything like this.  I think it is totally cool.  The state that delivers the next world record bass will reap huge economic rewards so it is definitly a wise investment.

It is a fair, honest way to try and breed the next world record.  

PS, I agree that the Perry record has to be questioned.  By todays standards, digital scales, multiple verifications etc.  I can't help but wonder if his fish would have stood up to the scruitany.  Anyway, it is the recognized record and it will be broken.  I have a feeling sooner rather than later.  Interesting footnote.  Ray Scott believes that the next world record will come from Zimbambwe Africa where there is a very active bass chapter and they have caught some huge transplanted florida LMB's

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I was trying to find a list of Big Georgia bass catches. All I could find was individual posted photos. Check it out!!!

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This 15-lb. 9-oz largemouth bass was caught in a private Pickens County lake on May 3, 2005 by Jacob Ramsey from Bainbridge, Ohio. The bass measured 27" long with a 23 1/2" girth and, according to Georgia Outdoor News, ranks as the 21st largest largemouth bass caught by an angler in Georgia waters.

SFC David Wardlow, of B Co. 1-306th, displays his beautiful 16 lb.-plus bass caught in Pond 33 in late January 2005, on a Trick worm.

That second one came from a military reservation somewhere in Georgia. I'm thinking probably Fort Stewart's Lakes near Savannah.

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I'll settle for a state record. 8-) Always said it would be a million dollar fish.

But then I would have to crappie fish to get it. ;) ::)

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for the record, the current state record was caught by a crappie fisher.

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No offense, but please don't let the record be taken in California...that should always be a southern claim.

Actually, I am hoping the record is never broken, as I believe the 'legend' part of the record is what makes it so special.  Just my thought.

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Coach, records are made to be broken, and I only hope to see the record broken that has stood so long before I die.    I don't care if its caught by a crappie fishermen.   A legal catch is a legal catch.     Still think the best chance of a record comes from cali, Mexico, Fla, Tx in that order.  

Tx southern bodies of water would have greatest chance in my book just based on winter temps if Mexico and Tx wouldn't suck the water out of it so fast.    Falcon on the Mexican side allows gill netting, no telling how many giant bass are caught and eaten due to gill nets.  Falcon would be ideal if not for the water usage and gill nets.

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I really hope the world record is broken by one of the guys who stalks only giants.  They are the ones who deserve it.  But as we all know this is not how things usually work out.  The chances are just as good that it will be caught by some guy fishing for stripers or peacocks or something else entirely.  I just hope it's not caught by someone who fishes a couple times a year with live bait and got lucky.

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I really hope the world record is broken by one of the guys who stalks only giants.  They are the ones who deserve it.  But as we all know this is not how things usually work out.  The chances are just as good that it will be caught by some guy fishing for stripers or peacocks or something else entirely.  I just hope it's not caught by someone who fishes a couple times a year with live bait and got lucky.

I couldn't agree more. Who cares where it comes from. I care more about who catches it.  Just a month ago a trout fishermen caught a 14# LMB out here while fishing for stocked rainbow trout with a nightcrawler. The fish was not released. >:(

If this was a trophy hunter the fish would have been weighed, pictured, and released. No question about it.

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I think the current world record is both a joke and great all in the one. If you think about it, it's what are sport is all about ........ fish stories. For those trophy hunters it's got to be like chasing a ghost. It's both cool and BS all in one.

BTW - Does anybody have any stats on the biggest bass caught in GA beside the record? Any 20+? Just curious.

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Being from Georgia. I hope it only gets broke in Georgia. I'm kind of partial to Georgia keeping the record. I don't want another to state to break it.

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