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The fishing fairy(no relation to the bait monkey) is a giving mood and wants you to have a great day on the lake. Imagine the best day you can have bass fishing. What does that day look like in terms of the size and the amounts of fish caught? Is it more about hooking the fish of a lifetime? Or perhaps  wrestling three pounders all day long more your thing? Your reward at the beginning and end of the day is a incredible pink, purple, and orange sky.    8-)

This poll is meant for largemouth's only. I thought about incorporating smallies, but it seemed awkward to do.

I went with the two ten's.  :)

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A 15lb fish would hit the state record on the head here....lol

I chose that one, because I prefer a good fish over smaller ones.

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For me it's easy ...i want the bigun ....

But when i got my boy with me i like to catch numbers ...size dosen't matter for the kids when they first start .....They need to catch fish fairly often to stay interested ....

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The answer would depend on the day, but a 15 lb'er would be a record in Missouri so I'd definitely want that one.  Six 7 lb'ers or two 10 lb'ers would be a wild day too.  

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Well...in the state of Missouri the state record largemouth is 13lb 14oz. I'd take that one 15lber to crush the state record. ;)

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50 3 pounders would be nice but i'll take the 15 pounder any day!!!

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Well...in the state of Missouri the state record largemouth is 13lb 14oz. I'd take that one 15lber to crush the state record. ;)

What he said.  I have caught enough dinks this year.

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I WENT WITH 50-3# BECAUSE WHEN MY BAJA LEAVES MY SEAWALL I WANT TO CATCH ALOT OF FISH.

NOT TO MENTION, HERE IN MICHIGAN A 3# LARGEMOUTH IS A QUALITY FISH. MY AVERAGE LARGEMOUTH HERE ON ST. CLAIR IS 2#. BUT MY AVERAGE SMALLMOUTH IS CLOSER TO 3#.

MY PB LARGEMOUTH IS 3-08 AND MY PB SMALLMOUTH IS 6-15........GUESS WHAT I'M GOING TO FISH FOR.

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Just an observation: The common thread with clients through all our trips - were looking for the big one!

The common response after a short while - where's the fish?

The reality - If you are on fish you have a good shot at a big one as they all hang together. The more casts that you make in that group of fish, the more likely you are to catch a big one.

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I Took the big one also bc you cant fit 50 3 pounders on the wall and tell the story about how you caught each one

o and in a tournament those 15 5# would only weigh 25lb

10lb lighter

theres a 5 fish limit so if your tourny fishing JTBASSMAN has the right idea

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of course you guys all know what I voted for.

But ya' know, it's like I said in one of my articles, the vast majority of the anglers will say they want to catch a big one.... but they continue to use small fish / numbers techniques. Of course I fully understand that most of the country does not have the option of fishing for monster trout-eaters.... but even here, where we do, so many guys will still fish a little crankbait or spinner bait, or a 4" plastic worm, or a Senko..... and each time somebody catches a big fish on one of those lures, this reinforces the idea in a lot of guys heads, that, "If I just keep throwing this thing long enough, and be patient enough, someday I will get a big one" ! ...... Hmmmmm. Maybe. Or maybe not.

I fished with small fish lures, and even a lot of live bait for many years (close to 30), but yet, I never caught my first DD bass until I just threw everything out the window, and started from scratch, "Fishing specifically for big bass" ! By that of course, I mean throwing swimbaits a lot..... Sight fishing (but only stopping to make a cast, if the fish looks at least 8 to 9 lbs... because some of these can be deceiving, and might actually go 10 plus) and when I do throw a live bait, it's because I have either seen a big one in the immediate vicinity, or I have strong reason to believe there is a big one there which I can't see.

Finally, if I stick a few small ones (by accident) this only has the effect of making me want to leave, so I can find a spot the big ones are using.... instead of staying, to catch how ever many more small ones that I will hardly remember by the end of the trip anyway.

Fishing specifically for big bass, in other states, is probably not so clear cut and dry as it is in Cali, but I still have to believe if a guy ignored small fish / numbers, and threw big baits, in the places close enough to him, that held the biggest bass in his neck of the woods, he would eventually start catching some big bass...... "big" being relative to that area of the country, of course.

Hmmmm.

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That question was easy to answer, one 15 pounder with out a doubt...  unless I was in a tournament, then I would take the six 7 pounders.  :D

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