Look at this monster bass!! he is huge wonder how much he weighs.

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by whiskerchaser, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. whiskerchaser

    whiskerchaser Member

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    Ok guys i saw this bass pic on an ebay auction for catfish bait it says its the world record wonder how much it weighs.


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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin New Member

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    Thats huge! It must really gourge itself when eating. Why are its eyes popping out?
     

  3. field989

    field989 New Member

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    ok here we go



    that fish suppostedly weighed 25lbs
    it was goin to be the new world record but it was foul hooked
    that is the only pic of that fish

    its in field and stream

    but yea it is a monster but it didnt count

    too bad for him

    this is it in a nutshell


    Jeff
     
  4. LarryS

    LarryS New Member

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    Is that the Bass that was hooked in it's side or something? I think i remember reading about that. Either way a very big Bass for sure!
     
  5. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    yes it is that fish and the guy was honest enough to not claim it and he cpred it too
     
  6. MOOSE3.5

    MOOSE3.5 New Member

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    Wow, that's one heck of a bass!
     
  7. Trophy Hunter

    Trophy Hunter New Member

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    He also threw at it while it was on its bed. It was caught in The Peoples Republic of California. Can you imagine the fight of a snagged bass that size!
     
  8. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    yeah he was honest and didn't claim the catch released it and now someone has caught a bigger fish.
     
  9. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    there's been a bigger one caught? when/where/how, details please
     
  10. whiskerchaser

    whiskerchaser Member

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    How did he catch it? did he hook it somewhere besides the mouth? and someone asked why the eyes are all bugged out i have no idea the guy was just showing the pic its a monster though and yeah when/where/how was that bigger one caught? im curious lol.
     
  11. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I havnt heard any news of a bigger one caught.
     
  12. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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  13. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    In the article it states that it was snagged unintentionally, so it still qualified for the record. Only intentional snagging disqualifies.

    He made a very tough and very ethical decision. The prize for breaking that record is $1 million plus all the endorsements and such.
     
  14. Cat King

    Cat King New Member

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    That Bass Is Huge! To Bad It Didn't Count.
     
  15. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    That sucker was 25.1 pounds just imagine all the money from the endorsements too.
     
  16. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    that suchs he probably caught it legal but the hook came out in the fight
     
  17. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    "He made a very tough and very ethical decision"

    I agree. I hope he is the one to catch it again and claim the record.
     
  18. NCCatter

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    He could have claimed it as the new world record because he caught it legally and had witnesses and everything, but in a Field and Stream interview he said it was not worth all the people calling him and all the media coverage. He was not able to rest and he was just emotionally/mentally/physically drained from it. I guess he got to the top of the bass fishing world and the view from the top was not as pretty as he thought it would be.
     
  19. Nermal

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    I'd like to hear the full story on that myself
     
  20. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I read the article in a San Diego news paper. They said the guy snagged the fish mistakenly. Supposedly it was the 2nd time the guy caught this same fish too!