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hi

Over the christmass weekend i caught a northern strain largemouth at my local dam.i couldnt weigh it as i didnt have a lipgrip scale with me and the scale i had would had to have been placed in the gills for a secure weighing.

It was 60 cm(23,6 inches)long.measured from snout to tail.

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Somewhere between 5 and 10 lbs. No girth, tough to say.

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wow 5 to 10!it didnt feel that heavy when i caught it.

The girth isnt very good,the fish was quite skinny,they cant get enough food it seems,strange given the abundance of baby bass in that dam

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5-ish, by the looks. Very nice fish!

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thanks and it was released.on that same day a south african pro was on the same water.he had a kickboat and i was fishing from the bank.after a 10 minute conversation with him i landed this guy.nothing like having a pro congratulate you on a catch.

On a sad note some kid was fishing the same dam and cuaght 5 quality bass,he took them all for the pot even though its a catch and release dam.

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I'd agree with about 5, very skinny it looks like but still a nice fish.

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On our New York State length-weight charts an "average" bass here of that length would weigh 7-14. Since the girth is considerably smaller I'd agree with the others who say about 5-6#. I've caught several bass that were more than 2# lighter than the average weight for their length.

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It looks like a nice catch!

It looks like u need to get a digital scale. Believe me, you'll be happy when u get one.

-b

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Believe me, you'll be happy when u get one.

No he won't. An accurate scale has wiped out countless runs of trophy fish, LOL.

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No he won't. An accurate scale has wiped out countless runs of trophy fish, LOL.

I think the balance beam type cull system with a 5 lb weight on one end is a good enough scale! LOL! "It's over 5, and thats all that matters!"

Jeff

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No he won't. An accurate scale has wiped out countless runs of trophy fish, LOL.

A scale can make you feel like a dink master, weights only mean something if you're getting paid for the fish.

If I can pick up a fish it ain't worth weighing, and if I couldn't pick it up chances are I wouldn't have scale big enough to weigh it anyway :D

PB is kinda meaningless to me as to the quality of my ability. I have no control of what's swimming below, the 2 pounder may strike faster than 7.

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Yeh, stay away from a scale and ESPECIALLY a measuring tape. You will be happier with this type of catch.

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A healthy 23" fish is around 7lbs. A spawning 23" fish could be close to 9 or more. A skinny one like that is probably around 5.5. I've had a few "big fish" weighed for tournaments that were in that size range come out to only 5.5lbs. They looked skinny like that one.

Still a nice fish. Just cause he wasn't engourged enough to weigh 3lbs more doesn't mean he's any less of a fish...unless of course you were in a tourney ;)

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"If I can pick up a fish it ain't worth weighing, and if I couldn't pick it up chances are I wouldn't have scale big enough to weigh it anyway" :D

I'm putting that saying on T-shirts, stickers, hats, and foam can holders and giving you full credit. I'm keeping all of the money though.

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Change your PB status! Nice catch!

Alot of my fish down here in that range are usually between 4-6 pounds, but South Florida is somewhat unique when it comes to average weight of fish.

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"If I can pick up a fish it ain't worth weighing, and if I couldn't pick it up chances are I wouldn't have scale big enough to weigh it anyway" :D

I'm putting that saying on T-shirts, stickers, hats, and foam can holders and giving you full credit. I'm keeping all of the money though.

You keep the money, I only want the fame.

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I used to totally over estimate the size of fish when I was younger. then I got a digital scale... All those 5-7 pound bass I had caught were like 3-5, lol.

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Nice fish, but sounds like someone needs to be taking more fish out. Being you say its full of small bass and that one looks like its been on weight watchers way to long. Way to many fish for what food they have in there. I have a small pond that has some 10+ bass in it and they are ok, but its full of bait. Then theres a small lake near here, that has the state record in it. But its been worked for trophy bass also.

Good luck and keep on enjoying the fishing.

Pete

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I would say 4 to 5 pounds more toward 4 its pretty skinny but was probably pretty fun to catch on that ultra lite

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well i wont be updating my pb yet.i have a rule weight must be confirmed by using a good scale.

The dam i was fishing is a public ''dog walk'' that happens to have bass in it.its not managed and people take fish out willy nilly.its a catch and release dam but since no ones enforcing no one cares.too many people think with their stomachs.the fodder in the dam are blue kurper and vlei kurper and they are getting fished out as well.this is the biggest fish ive caught from this water and at the current state of it i dont think anybody will catch anything bigger any time soon.

Thanks for all the congratulations and well done's,much appreciated.

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I would say 4 to 5 pounds more toward 4 its pretty skinny but was probably pretty fun to catch on that ultra lite

It was fun but the fight wasnt long at all.i brought my fluke through a fallen tree 2 or 3 meters infront of me and i saw a flash of green scales and my fluke disapeared,i struck and 10 secconds later it was on the bank.this was the first fish i cuaght on a fluke!

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I believe that is around a five. Nice fish.

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5.5-6 is my estimate

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