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I would like to know what everyone's idea of a lunker bass is. Largemouth, Smallmouth, Alabama/California Spotted bass.I know it will be different in each area so give your location with your weights.. I am in Texas and here are my thoughts: Largemouth 8.00 up, Smallmouth 5.00 up Spotted bass 5.00 up. Let me know how far off base I am.

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Eastern NC: 7 lb nice fish - 8 lb big bass - 9lb darn good one - 10lb  a hawg

11lb man you should of seen that fish I had on today. Anything over that I

haven't seen yet.

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vermont:::: a 7 would be an amazing fish for a lm. Out of exactly 900 bass I have caught this year I have gotten one 6lber , six in the 5+ range and just over forty 4+ bass.  For smallies I would say it would have to be a 6 pounder just because I fish a lake where I catch 20 four pound + smallie a trip.

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5#  =  great fish,  7#  = huge lunker for this area

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The Texas standard for LM lunkers is Double Digits, 10lbs.       7,8,9's are sure some toads, but a trophy standard of TX is the 10 pound barrier.  State record is 18.18 lbs.

Texas has a couple of lakes that used to kick out a bunch of smallies, and I would assume that anything above 6 pounds is trophy smallie in Texas.    We have 7.93 lb record.     After looking at the top 50 smallies in Texas, I would consider a 5 pounder a heck of a fish.

Hookem

Matt

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Switzerland, a 10 is unheard of. 4-5lbs. are big fish. I got the swiss record with 7.9lbs.

I have seen some fish around 8lbs. but that's as big as they get. These are true northern strain bass.

Here's a pic of a typical big bass around here:

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That's a GREAT bass!

8-)

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That is one fine bass indeed! Congrats  :) You should inport some of the Florida strain to your waters! Anyway, here in Massachusetts, USA, I'd say a lunker LM would be 5+ lbs. and smallie anything above 4 lbs.. I've caught bigger bass, but this would be the yardstick here, I believe. Maybe some other Baystaters have a differing viewpoint? BTW....that 5 lbs. LM would probably be 7 or 8 years old!

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That is one fine bass indeed! Congrats :) You should inport some of the Florida strain to your waters! Anyway, here in Massachusetts, USA, I'd say a lunker LM would be 5+ lbs. and smallie anything above 4 lbs.. I've caught bigger bass, but this would be the yardstick here, I believe. Maybe some other Baystaters have a differing viewpoint? BTW....that 5 lbs. LM would probably be 7 or 8 years old!

They would not survive around here. :'(

Water temps drop to the low 30's in winter.

I'd rather have some smallies!! :)

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Here on Lake St. Clair, a 4# LMB or SMB is a pretty good fish. Anything over 5# is a lunker. In 53 years of fishing this lake, my PB LMB is 5# and my PB SMB is 6 lb-15 oz, both considered braggers here.

Falcon

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It really depends on what state. Here, I don't consider a lunker to be anything under 10lbs. 7's, 8's, 9's are nice quality fish, but they're not lunkers in my mind.

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That is one fine bass indeed! Congrats :) You should inport some of the Florida strain to your waters! Anyway, here in Massachusetts, USA, I'd say a lunker LM would be 5+ lbs. and smallie anything above 4 lbs.. I've caught bigger bass, but this would be the yardstick here, I believe. Maybe some other Baystaters have a differing viewpoint? BTW....that 5 lbs. LM would probably be 7 or 8 years old!

I'm also from MA, and I agree. The state record is a little over 15lbs but I can't see that being broken anytime soon, biggest bass I've ever seen was my own 8lber. Along with the 8lber;I've caught quite a few 5's this year, a 6, and a 7.

But yeah, it depends on the area/climate because that changes the growing season and the type of forage the bass have to eat. Around here, the water ices over for about 3-4 months out of the year and the bass become basically dormant, not really growing.

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In South Ga., lunker would be 8 plus. As for small mouth, never seen one down here so I guess even a dink would qualify as a lunker. ; ;D

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I would say here in NH, anything over 5 is a lunker. My PB was 3.7 until I caught this 5.75-6 pounder (analog scale...hard to tell) a week ago:

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6 pounds in a place that has such cold and long winters is pretty good as far as I can tell!

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I would say here in NH, anything over 5 is a lunker. My PB was 3.7 until I caught this 5.75-6 pounder (analog scale...hard to tell) a week ago:

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6 pounds in a place that has such cold and long winters is pretty good as far as I can tell!

I love bass that look like they just came from some deep grass.    That is one pretty dark bass,  she's a beauty!!!!!!!

Hookem

Matt

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For the northern ponds up here in Massachusetts, 4-5 pounds would be a lunker. In lakes, probably a little bit bigger like 6-7 pounds.

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LM- 4lbs good 5lbs very nice 6lbs possible trophy AKA lunker 7 submit for a pin, trphy, lunker, anything above that- crap yourself 16lb plus- state record- crap yourself and faint

smallies 3 good 4 hey look what i got today 5+ lunker

spotted bass- none in my area

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I would say here in NH, anything over 5 is a lunker. My PB was 3.7 until I caught this 5.75-6 pounder (analog scale...hard to tell) a week ago:

6 pounds in a place that has such cold and long winters is pretty good as far as I can tell!

I love bass that look like they just came from some deep grass. That is one pretty dark bass, she's a beauty!!!!!!!

Hookem

Matt

Thanks!!! I'm very proud of her, and she is still living where I caught her from as far as I know.

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Here on Lake St. Clair, a 4# LMB or SMB is a pretty good fish. Anything over 5# is a lunker. In 53 years of fishing this lake, my PB LMB is 5# and my PB SMB is 6 lb-15 oz, both considered braggers here.

Falcon

I agree with this...5 pounder bass is a real good size fish here..anything over is a lunker to many Michigan fishermens.We catch a 5 pounder here and we'll be doing a little dance...

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