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What is the weight of your best 5 bass in a day?

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Doesn't have to be in a tournament just what is your best 5 bass caught in a single outing?

Mine is 26lbs even with only 4 fish. Never did catch number 5. Would have been awesome though.  caught an 8.5, 7.5, 7.0 and a 3 all on the same point. Gotta love Lake Fork.

I had another memorable day pre fishing a tournament. I caught a 6.5, 5.5, 4.5,4.0 and 2 for a total of 22.5lbs. Wouldn't you know it the next weekend only caught 1 fish in that area on tournament day  >:(

Oh well, what is the total of your top 5 bass caught in one day on the same lake?

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I had a day last summer where I caught only 5 but they were all big. I figured that I had about 29 lbs in the 5 I caught.

Doin the summer thing, deep cranks and carolina rig.

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A shade under 24 just a week or so ago.  I also had one get off right at the boat.  It would have at least added another 3 lbs to the total.

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first off, I'm not really a "numbers" kind of guy. For me a "great trip" is 1 good fish over 10 lbs. But of course I have had a few days when I got more than 1 good one.

Earlier this year, I stuck 3 bass for 31 lbs. Two years ago I stuck 2 fish for 28.5 lbs. But anyway, I guess my best 5 in a trip were only 40.5 lbs.

I have two trophy bass buddies though who have stuck 45 and 50 lb five fish limits though ! Of course I'd love to get a limit like this, but I'd trade a 50 lb limit, for just one 19 lb PB :-)

Peace,

Fish

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Honestly, I can't remember a five-bass total since the Texas limit was lowered to five bass (from ten) after I quit tournament fishing. (It was either quit tournament fishing or hate fishing forever.)

I did, however have a ten fish limit, circa the early 80's, that was right at 48 pounds...NOT in a tournament, and caught from a belly boat, and mostly on topwater. The best part? TOPWATER!.

With a little dim (very dim) recollection and some interpolation I could hazard to guess that the best five of those totalled close to thirty pounds.

What made this noteworthy, today's huge catches notwithstanding, is that these scaly denizens of the deep were caught in a small city reservoir that had NOT been  stocked (so far as I know) with Florida-strain bass.  My good fortune was attributable to the fact that the lake was relatively "new", perhaps 5-6 years old, and the creek that fed it had a healthy pre-existing population. Also, the lake received little skilled fishing pressure because outboard engines cannot be used save in dire emergency. Ergo, launching and trailering of large boats is a pain despite the presence of a fine launch ramp.

The conditions that prevailed were much in my favor as well. It was either late March OR early April. The sky was overcast and intermittently drizzly, and there was a very light breeze. Never saw another human being that day. Just deer, rock squirrels, armadillos, a raccoon, and some wild turkeys.  It was one of those magic days, I guess.

The downside was a constant fear of lightning.

Imagine being in a belly boat, a 30-minute paddle from where you'd launched, with three spare "lightning" rods sticking up on the off-side of your doughnut. I never heard a single rumble, except from my stomach, and the first one of THOSE scared the porridge outta me!

As I laboriously made my way back to my launch point, under menacing skies, I broke out a small Stars and Stripes and appended it to the tallest rod in the holders...fact! I piped the crew to "Man the Rails", and had the ship's band strike up a merry ditty...OK, maybe NOT a fact. My B-Boat, named "Das Toob" (See: "Das Boot"..."The Boat", a movie re a German U-Boat in WW2) is, in fact, Haze Gray (and currently in the Reserve Fleet, mothballed.)

I finished the day damp, slightly chilled, and deliriously happy. So much so, in fact, that when my sweet young GF picked me up at near-dark, bearing a thermos of Tanqueray martinis, I celebrated so well that I was truly delirious by the time we got home and lit off the grill.

A warm shower, a great meal, and a warm GF...Ah, wilderness. Thou wert Paradise enough! (Sorry, Mr. Khayyam.)

Well, kiddies, another longwinded and stirring story from Uncle FlyRod's logboook has been related to you. Now off to bed with you! Remember!...Hands OUTSIDE the covers!

Uncle F.

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About 7 lbs  ;D

Unfortunately, I'm not joking  >:(

But, hey, I'm a newbie.  And look at it this way...nearly ANYTHING makes me happy at this point.  I could catch five 2 lb fish and think I was in heaven.  You guys that catch big fish all the time have it hard cause your goals are too high  ;D ;D ;D

(I'm just jealous of course  :P)

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I wouldn't know the exact number.  Since I'm not a tournament fisherman I never worry about adding the weights together.  Over the years, there have been a few times where I've caught a group of fish where the top 5 were each over 3 - 4 lbs with at least one of them being a lunker over 5 lbs, so I guess my best would probably be in the 17 - 23 lb range.  

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1/08/05

Smallmouth fishing on the Tennessee River. Fifteen smallmouth, seven over five pounds. Estimated weight of the best five, something just north of 30 lbs. The following Saturday (1/15/05) I caught the two smallies in my avatar. That was a comparable day.

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I'm not sure of the exact weight, but it would be over 35 pounds. I was fishing a small public lake near my home. That day I caught a 13.4 lber. & a 11.7 lber. within a few minutes of each other. I also caught several more fish. I don't remember the exact weights, but 5 of the other fish were between 4 & 7 pounds. That was over ten years ago. Now, due to over harvest of big fish, you are lucky to catch a 2 lber. on that lake.

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FlyRod, a wonderful bedtime story.

I will not wax as poetic as uncle Fly, but had a great trip night fishing at Bull Shoals several years ago. We were fishing jigs on a wind-blown point for a couple of hours before a big storm blew in. My best 5 were something over 20lbs. We didn't catch a fish over 5 lbs., but we caught a bunch of fish in the 4-5 lb. range. We only quit when the storm came crashing over the bluff and lightning started flashing all around. It made for an exciting trip back to the cabin.

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a couple of years ago my uncle and i went on a fishing trip at lake of the ozarks at his moms cabin. we started fishin at 6 in the mornin and by 9 at nite we had 6 bass in the livewell from biggest to smallest 9.2 9.6 10.1 10.1 10.9 11.7 i'd say my biggest 5 would have been around 45 ish. it was the best bass fishin of my life and i cant wait till i get down there again. We got the 6 bass mounted on a old dead head its a pretty nice lookin tree now ;) .

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60 POUNDS!ON A PURPLE AND CHARTUESE GRASSHOPPER! ;DJUST KIDDING!

Somewhere around 22 lbs.

Go ahead California,Florida,Georgia,Mexico,and Texas,make us other guys look bad.Your all SPOILED! >:(

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Go ahead California,Florida,Georgia,Mexico,and Texas,make us other guys look bad.Your all SPOILED! >:(

You got that right CJ.....and as the old saying goes,"life aint fair".Around where I am,5 fish going 18 will win a tournament just about every time.There are exceptions but 18 here is a really good bag.

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About 7 lbs ;D

Unfortunately, I'm not joking >:(

But, hey, I'm a newbie. And look at it this way...nearly ANYTHING makes me happy at this point. I could catch five 2 lb fish and think I was in heaven. You guys that catch big fish all the time have it hard cause your goals are too high ;D ;D ;D

(I'm just jealous of course :P)

beat me to it . . . I'm just happy at this point to catch something

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47.4 lbs back in April. They weighed 8.0, 8.3, 8.4, 10.8, and 11.9. The 11.9 spit out a big half digested gizzard shad that would have probably added close to a pound to that weight making it over 48 pounds. Caught at lake Varner.

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Excellent question.  I'm going to have search some of my BassResource.com posts.  I caught my heaviest stringer ever this past May on a Live Sammy 120.  I posted the results here but can't recall the total weight.

Talk to ya when I find it.

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Awesome day Randall. Is this the right Lake Varner you speak of?

Preview: An 850-acre drinking water reservoir owned by Newton County, Lake Varner opened to the public in 1992 and has produced excellent fishing ever since. First known as Cornish Creek Reservoir, this 850-acre impoundment was built in 1991 to provide an additional source of water for county residents. The lake opened to public fishing in 1992 and although some unique regulations are in place, anglers continue to flock to the lake to get in on the hot action. Much of Lake Varner remains virtually uncharted water. Since all boats are limited to electric motors only, the upper ends of the lake distant from the single access point get very little fishing pressure. Also, prospecting for offshore structure is a time-consuming task without a gasoline motor. Lake Varner is not an extremely deep lake. In the main creek channels, the water is close to 20 feet deep. The deepest point on the lake is near the dam and has 38 feet of water. Lake Varner's waters are usually clear, and aquatic vegetation is

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i caught 34.15 in a tournament 2 weeks ago. i also had first and second big fish with 8.6 and 7.10. i walked with $940. it is still the heaviest stringer at holiday park this year. i also have big fish at holiday with the 8.6. it was an amazing day and all of my fish were caught on top with a gambler lizard.

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Awesome day Randall. Is this the right Lake Varner you speak of?

Thats it.

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