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22lbs 7oz reported from Dixon Ca

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That would be awesome if it were true but I bet there is something fishy and it isnt going to be the new record. Maybe it was one of bass fishing resource's own.

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I hope it's true!!!!!!!!  So many of these things always are a hoax at the end.

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That sight is not where I found the original info. But after going there, and reading what has been posted, they don't know much more than us.

For two guys who have pursued the WR that long, they would know how to certify a fish for a record.

You may be right, it maybe fishy, or just another huge spawning female caught at the easiest time of the year.

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I want to see the pics of that monster. :o

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MacWeakley of Carlsbad, 25 lbs 1oz. on a hand-held scale. The bass was foul-hooked, the hook lodged below the dorsal fin.

He released her!

Full article: www.signonsandiego.com

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I'll believe it when I see it. Like Matt said...if those two guys have been WR Chasers for so long they would have known what they needed to do to get the fish certified as the new WR. Doesn't add up for me.

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Can't we just get a WR without the controversy. :(  There's already tons of controversy stirring about this thing and it hasn't even been approved yet.

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I hope the info is true... and they let her go knowing that it was going to be disqualified. I like to think that there are people with that kind of pride and integrity representing me and you, as Bass fisherman. What an incredible statement... knowing a fish that big is worth tons of $$$ (regardless of how it is caught) and snapping a few quick pics and letting it go.

My only question is the scale... people out chasing records don't carry a $5 zebco spring scale... I bet it was more like a Boga or something which can easily be certified and are extremely accurate.

I don't keep up with those guys and don't know anything about them... but if this is a true story, I have a ton of respect for them.

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This is from the site RW provided:

SAN DIEGO, 12:51 p.m. March 20 (UNION-TRIBUNE)

Mac Weakley of Carlsbad caught what could be the world-record largemouth bass early today at Dixon Lake in Escondido.

The bass weighed 25 pounds, 1 ounce on a hand-held scale, which if approved would shatter the world record, the 22-pound, 4-ounce bass caught by George W. Perry at Montgomery Lake in Georgia in 1932.

If it's true...it will be nuts! I can just see that little lake getting pounded this weekend.

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idk one thing is for sure. i think i speak for all of us when i say if i hooked and landed something that big i would pee pee my pants, and go ike etc etc ;D

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MacWeakley of Carlsbad, 25 lbs 1oz. on a hand-held scale. The bass was foul-hooked, the hook lodged below the dorsal fin.

He did not measure the bass and released her! None of this sounds right to me.

Full article: www.signonsandiego.com

The guy who caught it says it was foul hooked, these 3 supposedly know what they are doing while looking for the WR.  If it was foul hook they probably released it, knowing that in a few days they can go back and get her the right way.

If i caught a 22lb fish, i would have video, pictures from every angle and measurements, then i would find  way to have her radio tagged.  There is NO REASON to put a real fish on a wall anymore.

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This article says it is 25 lb and 1 ounce. I woulda kept the fish and never mentioned it not correctly being caught. Or if i had released it i woulda taken pics but not announced it so i could catch it again.

These guys would not have done something like that. Sure it might get approved but they know the rules and deep down they would not be able to accept it. Of course I'm speculating but I don't think they would do that. There is too much pride with these guys and rightfully so.

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This is Huge!! Legendary for all bass fisherman. If its true that is.... If it took 70+ years to break the old one just think how long this one would last. I bet Dixon gets quite a few people in there in the next couple weeks. and just think of all the money he could be getting from promos and sponserships and magazines and books and etc.

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This article says it is 25 lb and 1 ounce. I woulda kept the fish and never mentioned it not correctly being caught. Or if i had released it i woulda taken pics but not announced it so i could catch it again.

These guys would not have done something like that. Sure it might get approved but they know the rules and deep down they would not be able to accept it. Of course I'm speculating but I don't think they would do that. There is too much pride with these guys and rightfully so.

Yeah, they did the right thing, except for releasing it.

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Tenka wrote

If i caught a 22lb fish, i would have video, pictures from every angle and measurements, then i would find  way to have her radio tagged.  There is NO REASON to put a real fish on a wall anymore.

I can think of 1 to 1.5 million reasons why it would be worthwhile to avoid any misinterpretation and send it ,no,...drive it directly to Pompano Beach and personally place it in the biologists hands.

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This is Huge!! Legendary for all bass fisherman. If its true that is.... If it took 70+ years to break the old one just think how long this one would last. I bet Dixon gets quite a few people in there in the next couple weeks. and just think of all the money he could be getting from promos and sponserships and magazines and books and etc.

I highly doubt that it will "stick" as the world record.Too many variables and for him to weigh it only on uncertified scales and throw it back without measuring kinda says "I didnt catch it in a sporting manner".I bet he's banking on catching it legally over the next few days or weeks.I could be wrong though......should be interesting.

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