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SkyChimp
03-23-2006, 08:01 PM
http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/outdoors/20060320-1251-bn20bass.html

That's a helluva helluva hawg.

arcadeace
03-23-2006, 08:47 PM
yup sure is. And it could well be the same fish the other 2 guys caught http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Grey_Mouser67
03-23-2006, 08:58 PM
That is an amazing fish...I always thought either Mexico or California would produce the next World record largemouth.

Spring is here!

faustnik
03-23-2006, 09:55 PM
Thankks for posting SC! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

It will never be accepted by the IFGA as a record with him releasing the fish. The bass would be worth an absolute fortune so, I'm surprised that no attempt was made to keep it in a livewell. Certainly Spring Lake has plenty of bassboats with livewells on any given day.

horseback
03-23-2006, 10:36 PM
From the local reports, the reason they couldn't hang on to it is that he hooked it by its gill rather than by its mouth, which makes it an illegal catch in California; it could be argued that by taking the time to weigh it before releasing it, they are liable to a fine.

Apparently it was a female about to spawn (full of eggs), which is partly why it was so big.

cheers

horseback

slo_1_2_3
03-24-2006, 12:37 AM
I always thought if I ever caught a record fish I'd just throw it in th pool for a while I have raised fish in it before so no worry on killer water and then before wieghing in I might accidently drop some fishing weights down its throat, acciently of course. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

LEBillfish
03-24-2006, 12:57 AM
I'm a member of the IGFA...BTW, if not a member JOIN THEM.....you'll be glad you did, great group. Anywho, most of my hard core fishing activity shifted from Trout and Salmon to Marlin/Billfishing around the world. Anywho, one day I'm out on our lake tossing out a fly on 3# test expecting from the fly a Crappie, Pearch (and we have them up to 14" here) or similar....Maybe a small pike or Musky, bass always easy.

Yet instead I catch a Gar Pike. Nice sized, a good 50" long and fat so maybe 20-30#, and took my time to get it in finding my hook had as expected had snagged a tooth & the line wrapped around his lower jaw between them.

Actually a pretty fish, but no good to eat so looked it over and let it go........Naturally curious I look in my annually supplied by IGFA world record book (worth the membership price alone)........Ignorring gender (of the one fishing) considering all....I discover to find the world record for fly fishing was something like 10#......

Doh!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Esel1964
03-24-2006, 01:44 AM
"The bass weighed 25 pounds, 1 ounce on a hand-held scale, which €" if approved €" would shatter the world record,..."

Has anyone heard if the scales were "approved" or not?

And what lure/bait was he using?If it was an artificial lure,and the scales are "approved"-the lure company would be a stock to buy(if available),even if it was a "penny" stock,it won't be for long-if the scales are "approved".

faustnik
03-24-2006, 02:16 AM
Those guys at Spring Lake throw those big swim baits all the time. Good chance it was one of those.

Esel1964
03-24-2006, 02:42 AM
Faustnik-Do you mean a big Rapala,or something like the top-water jerks they use for Peacock bass in S. Amer.?

slipBall
03-24-2006, 03:11 AM
I wonder if a bass that reaches that size will surface and try to shake the hook, like their smaller brothers. That would be quite a show.

BSS_Goat
03-24-2006, 05:14 AM
He snagged it off the bed, on purpose supposedly.

Diablo310th
03-24-2006, 06:43 AM
That's an awsome fish but I doubt it will be recognized. Not enough evidence to certify it's weight. Why on earth would you throw back a fish that you know is teh new world record and could make you a millionare without first having it's weight and measurements certifiled? Something sounds "fishy" to me.

II_JG1_Falke
03-24-2006, 07:56 AM
Calif. bass angler won't pursue world record
Citing pressure over the controversy surrounding his
25.1-pound largemouth, Weakly drops out of the chase


http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/news/story?p...kley_25.1_chase-over (http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/news/story?page=f_fea_bass_world-record_Weakley_25.1_chase-over)

T_O_A_D
03-24-2006, 07:57 AM
Dang I was hoping it was going to be Faust.

I can not believe the ignorance of these folks in CA, when they catch one of these.

If I was there, I would already have a contingency plan, on weighing and supporting this fishes life till, officially qualified.

Here in South west Mo. I have transported many a Hog around here, for Pictures and weighing, and turned loose. I am prepared for the State record someday if ever lucky enough.

That is a fish of a lifetime, and a Life changer if dealt with properly.

faustnik
03-24-2006, 09:26 AM
Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
Dang I was hoping it was going to be Faust.

I can not believe the ignorance of these folks in CA, when they catch one of these.

If I was there, I would already have a contingency plan, on weighing and supporting this fishes life till, officially qualified.

Here in South west Mo. I have transported many a Hog around here, for Pictures and weighing, and turned loose. I am prepared for the State record someday if ever lucky enough.

That is a fish of a lifetime, and a Life changer if dealt with properly.

That's all part of the Spring Lake mystery. These guys are specifically fishing for the record but, have no adequate livewell if they do catch the $ 1,000,000.00 fish??? Yeah...

faustnik
03-24-2006, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by Esel1964:
Faustnik-Do you mean a big Rapala,or something like the top-water jerks they use for Peacock bass in S. Amer.?

A swim bait is a really large rubber minnow bait with a vibrating tail.

http://www.persuaderamerican.com/swim-main.html

They are used to immitate the planted trout in California lakes. California has a special lunker bass hot lunch program. These fat hawgs wait for the hatchery trucks to dumb, disoriented hatchery trout into the lake and pig out. They get maximum calories with minimum effort.

faustnik
03-24-2006, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
He snagged it off the bed, on purpose supposedly.

Why the hell would you snag a bedfish on purpose? A bed fish will bite if it is locked down enough to snag it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

johann63
03-24-2006, 01:43 PM
I hope he didnt stuff some weights into his mouth to push the waite up a little, like the latest "record" smallmouth

CapBackassward
03-24-2006, 03:14 PM
Damn. I caught a 9 and a half pounder when I was about 20 and thought I caught a big'en. But that guppy makes my 9 pounder look like a minnow.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifRick

SkyChimp
03-24-2006, 06:29 PM
I don't know what that particular lake has in terms of trout, but I've read the really big California largemouth bass eat raindow trout like popcorn. And due to their high fat content, the bass grow really big. It seems to be just the ticket for really big largemouth that can't really be matched in other states.

I'm sort of in a quandry over how I would have handled that situation. I think its admirable that that angler released the bass. However, if it had been "legally" caught, what then?? I think had I caught it, I would have kept and NOT returned it to the lake after weighing it in. Mainly because it eliminates the possibility that it would survive and grow bigger and get caught weeks later a few ounces heavier. I hate to kill fish that don't need to be killed. I release what I can and keep what I will use. But that truly would have been a MILLION DOLLAR fish if not more - possibly the Holy Grail of all sport fishing. I think my desire to hold the record would have gotten the better of me.

BTW, does anyone have a favorite bass lure??????

I do. I've been using YUM bait's ***** Toads and Buzz Frogs with a 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu hook rigged Texas style.

http://images.ebsco.com/pob/lurenet/catalog/YBF59_t.gif

These thing have parallel ridges on their backs that allow the hook point to lay flat and weedless. Man, I've caught some hawgs on these things.

SkyChimp
03-24-2006, 06:31 PM
BTW, the Shad are beginning to run in Virginia rivers. Right now its mostly Alewifes, but some Blueback Herring are showing up. In a few weeks Hickory Shad will start running. I love the Shad run. Millions of fish. You can catch them on a plain gold hooks with no bait. It's a blast.

BSS_Goat
03-24-2006, 06:40 PM
Chimp, I didn't know you were in Virginia....I live on the Nottoway in Virginia. Just starting to get rock and shad in here. (BTW favorite lure is a silver and black shad rap or broken back rapalla)

SkyChimp
03-24-2006, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
Chimp, I didn't know you were in Virginia....I live on the Nottoway in Virginia. Just starting to get rock and shad in here. (BTW favorite lure is a silver and black shad rap or broken back rapalla)

We must not live terribly far apart. I live in Newport News.

I love Rapala's, too. Small silver shads are great and I do well with them. I also like silver shad Rat-L-Traps.

http://www.rat-l-trap.com/graphics/fishloop.gif

raisen
03-24-2006, 07:10 PM
That's not a fish, it's a pig with fins http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Raisen

Sergio_101
03-24-2006, 07:11 PM
Must be an over modeled Russian Bass....

I prefer black rubber worms with sliding sinkers.

But on the other hand, a Bass may hit anything
at any time.

For top water I still prefer various sized
Arbogast "jitter bug"s.

I have caught hundreds of Smallmouth and largemouth
on a Mepps with a red plastic "spring grub" trailer.

Sergio

T_O_A_D
03-24-2006, 07:43 PM
My all time favorite time around here is post spawn, 10 to 12 inch Berkley power worms, or 1/2 ounce or bigger Single spins, Colorado blades. Both fished at night, under the Black lights.

Ever noticed how ugly Bass get once over 16lbs.?

I too would try my best to make sure that fish would survive. But she if in my hands around here. Has a first class one way trip the Springfield Missouri to Bass Pro's Aqarium. That way the rest of the world would get a chance to see her. And Johnny Morris could feed her #1 top grade Gold fish for awhile. For Her maybey even trout. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

raisen
03-24-2006, 07:47 PM
It's a whole lot of bass sushi, be sure....

Raisen

BSS_Goat
03-24-2006, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
We must not live terribly far apart. I live in Newport News.

I live in a little town called Courtland about a hour below you. Maybe we can swap wives .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

mortoma
03-24-2006, 08:08 PM
Two mistakes, he threw it back and admited he foul
hooked it. There's no way I'm going to tell someone I foul hooked a fish like that, us fisherman are supposed to be liars!! But now maybe someone else can catch it, when it's 26 pounds!!

wayno7777
03-24-2006, 08:44 PM
Just a matter of time now. Those darn lures are huge, 8 to 12 inches. Dixon or Castaic Lake. Take your pick. WOW!....

faustnik
03-24-2006, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:


BTW, does anyone have a favorite bass lure??????




Jig & Craw.

What can I say, I'm old school. I do pour my own craw design for the trailers and pour and tie all my own jigs, if that sounds less boring. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

faustnik
03-24-2006, 09:25 PM
Lets move this thread forward. Post bass pics please.

Clear Lake weigh-in:

http://pages.sbcglobal.net/mdegnan/_images/ClearLakeTourn.jpg

wayno7777
03-24-2006, 09:28 PM
Clear Lake in Ontario?

faustnik
03-24-2006, 09:37 PM
Sorry, Clear Lake, California.

wayno7777
03-24-2006, 09:48 PM
Ok.
I caught and released this one near Peckville, Ont back in 1981.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Bass6-30-81_NearPeckvilleOnt.jpg
From the St. Lawrence....

faustnik
03-24-2006, 11:31 PM
Wow! Big fish from Ontario!

wayno7777
03-24-2006, 11:47 PM
You should have seen the carp. They looked like submarines moving through the grass....

DaimonSyrius
03-25-2006, 02:41 AM
How coincidental!
I just posted this
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m...881085624#2881085624 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1601079524/r/2881085624#2881085624)

It's about fishing too, although it's not bass, but at sea; large yellow-fin tuna! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Cheers,
S.

Friendly_flyer
03-25-2006, 03:18 AM
Yet instead I catch a Gar Pike.


Those are rather neat fishes in them selves. They don't exist outside of North America, but I have seen them as aquarium fishes here in Norway. There's one stuffed in the anatomical study collection in the University. I used to marvel at the porcelain-like feeling of the scales.

slipBall
03-25-2006, 03:39 AM
My favorite largemouth lure is the Heddon River Runt Spook, it imatate's the white perch. Sadly it's no longer produced, but I still have a couple of them in my bass box. I am curious of how many of you bass fisherman perfer to use a Bait casting reel. For control, and placement of the lure, they can't be beat. I have many of them, a few that date back to the war years. My favorite one to look at is a old Pflueger, with very intricate scroll work, really a work of art.

Lucius_Esox
03-25-2006, 11:11 AM
Don't know why the guy put it back,, he might have been what we call a "Noddy" in England, i.e. an inexperienced angler.

If on the other hand he caught it and decided to put the fish back because it was the right thing to do, them I applaud him http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif I would do the same Million smackers or not,,,, there are somethings in life you just can not buy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Methinks he's a Noddy though. If he wanted the best for the fish/fishing why did he publicise it ???

Looking at that picture that fish looks pretty spawnbound btw, I wonder how much it would go without that,,, less than 20??

T_O_A_D
03-25-2006, 11:34 AM
Hey I pour my own Jigs too, Maybey we should swap a few.

Ah the River Runt, I have a couple and they are put away i a safe place. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Hunting%20Pics/toho.jpg

slipBall
03-25-2006, 11:42 AM
Now that's a good day's catch!

faustnik
03-26-2006, 01:31 PM
Nice fish Toad! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

wayno7777
03-26-2006, 09:07 PM
Nice haul, Toad! I used a 6" ring worm for mine. Purple with an orange fire tail. I thread the line 3/4rs through the worm. No weight. It's a toss-up between that and a purple curly-tailed jig spinner....

slo_1_2_3
03-26-2006, 09:50 PM
Yeah he may have put the fish back but how many people near that lake saw those pics and went to try to get it there selve. I mean realy think about it.And the gar pike I keep reading about on hear would those be like longnose spotted or aligator gar or is it something I dont know about? I live about 40 minutes from a large man made resovoir and there are large numbers of spotted and longnose gar I actually have the lower jaws of one. all covered in pointy teeth.I remember when my dad caught one, it was only a couple of feet long but when he got it in I tried t take it off the hook for him and it kept snapping at me and scared the poo outa me and to tink I swim in that lake full of toothy little monsters.
Witch brings me to something else a few years ago, I live near a river in the missouri bootheel known as the Black River, someone caught two pirahna of pretty good size and I'm pretty sure a shark was caught in the missisipi near hear to.
Ok thats all I anted to say.

wayno7777
03-27-2006, 09:44 PM
When I was stationed at Ft. Sill, we would go to Lake Latonka(or was it Lake Elsworth) and fish near the dam. Used to catch loads of white bass. One evening I latched on to something, I thought I was snagged on a log. It even looked like a log until I got it near shore. Then all h*ll broke out. Anyway, the hook straightened out and it was gone. I know it wasn't a cat. Reading up on gar, I found out to use large yarn flies with no hook. Their teeth get tangled in the yarn.