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How old is your state LMB record?

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I don't care about the weight so much as the longevity. Here in New Jersey our record is fast approaching 30 years old. (1980 is when it was caught. 10# 14oz).

That makes me wonder about a couple of things:

How many fish just shy of or even equal to are caught every year?

What does this say about the health of the species overall?

With rampant development over the past several years resulting in the loss of (among other things) prime fishing locations, I wonder if our record will ever be broken. Not that this discourages me from fishing at all. I like catching fish period. I view large ones (any species) as a "bonus" if you will.

Perhaps we in the northeast/mid atlantic region have a different view on things as opposed to those of you fortunate to live in the prime bass fishing regions. Development impacts all of us, perhaps we see it more just because we are a small state. Also it seems in these tough economic times fish and wildlife preservation takes a backseat to more urgent needs. Just observations on my part.

Any thoughts?

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Va's state record was caught in 1985 at 16lb 4oz.  Been a while for us too.  Although ours is gonna be a tough one to break I think it will happen within the next 5-10 years.  There are a LOT of big bass coming out of Briery Creek Lake every year and I believe it holds a record somewhere in there.  

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Im in NC and acording to our records for Largemouth the largest was caught back in 1991 at only 15.4 lbs .... Hard to believe no one has found bigger since than!

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New York   1987   11lbs 4 oz.

Pennsylvania  1983  11 lbs. 3 oz.

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I'm pretty certain Missouri has everyone beat on this one.

48 years old.

13lbs 14oz, Bull Shoals lake, Marvin Bushong,  April 21, 1961 !

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Tx record caught 1/92  (18.18 lbs.)

There has been a lull of sorts with big fish but I think it's starting to trend back up so I'm hoping to see it broken in the next couple years.  

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Tennessee State Record was caught in Sugar Creek by James Barnett

October 17, 1954: 14 pounds 8 ounces. I have no idea where this creek

is located.

More importantly, the State Record smallmouth was landed by David Hayes

at Dale Hollow July 9, 1955. David's fish was certified at a whopping

11 pounds 15 ounces and is also, The World Record Smallmouth.

As a side note, Dale Hollow shares a common border with Kentucky.

Mr. Hayes also holds the State Record for Kentucky which also lays

claim to the World Record. This has never been a big dispute and will

never be resolved. Both states have agreed to claim and share the

title.

8-)

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Michigans LMB record was caught in 1934and in 1959(both the same weight), so i would say 53 years old

Our SMB record was caught in 1906, thats 103 years old!

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Im in NC and acording to our records for Largemouth the largest was caught back in 1991 at only 15.4 lbs .... Hard to believe no one has found bigger since than!

15 lbs. 14 ozs.

I think it will fall soon, according to our Game Warden there are some 16+lbers they have found surveying High Point City Lake.

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Let's see here. It's 1932 22lbs 4oz. ::)

I've been waiting for that!

;D ;D ;D

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It sucks having a state record that may be bogus and will never be beaten in the state where it was caught. No chance in hell.

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RW- Sugar Creek is in Lawerence Co. Have a friend that lives there and fishes the creek.

Hey thats not too far from me, I may have to make a trip there this year.

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It sucks having a state record that may be bogus and will never be beaten in the state where it was caught. No chance in hell.

:-? What do you mean ?

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MD tidalwater LM is only about a year old? 11lbs something?

Allen

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Oklahoma LMB - 1999 - 14 lbs, 11.5 oz.

                SMB - 2006 - 8 lbs, 3 oz.

Our records aren't as old as most

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Nebraska 0ctober 1965  10# 11oz.  Five National Championships since then, this record needs to fall.

GO BIG RED

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