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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Carter, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. I caught one 8 lbs. 3 ozs. in a benefit tournament once . I think I got $300 for big fish in the tournament . I`m looking for a 6 or 7 pound spotted bass now . I want to catch one bad .
  2. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    My biggest LMB

    Is only 6.02 and that was on a local TV show in Kansas in the late 1980's. But I did catch over fifty (50) 5 lb + LMB in one year in Kansas.

    So lots of 5 pounders, but only one over 6 lbs.

    I used to fish a lot of bass tournaments in Kansas in the 70's & 80's, (Red Man, Kansas Pro Bass Angler's - KPBA, Military Bass Angler's Assoc -MBAA, and a few other tournaments).



  3. LionHeart

    LionHeart New Member


    6lbs 6oz is my biggest LM bass here in Qc from lake "La Blanche", nice fish ;D.

    On that pic, there is my buddy's 5lbs 6oz (left) and my 6lbs 6oz LM (right).


  4. Biggest Largemouth was 12.94 pounds caught in Lake Fork in Texas.
    Biggest Striper was 28 pounds 6 ounces caught in Toledo Bend Lake near the dam.
  5. Bill4bass

    Bill4bass New Member

    Largemouth, 7.5 lbs. Kentucky Lake, Kentucky side in 1987. Looking for a reproduction close to that size to put on wall.
    Smallmouth, 6.3 lbs. Lake St. Claire, Michigan in 2000. Working on a woodcarving of that fish but it is going very slowly. I have it roughed out but still need lots of work.
    Spotted Bass, 1.5 lbs. Kentucky Lake, Kentucky side in 1987. ;D

    All three fish were released after measuring.
  6. Joey Arender

    Joey Arender big mouth alert

    well my biggest LM was 10.2.... the biggest I have photoed is 8...my biggest SM is 4.1..... I just caught it three weeks ago so its handy...

  7. 9lbs 2ounce Indiana farm pond monster. Caught her on the bed with a purple colored plastic worm. Didn't have the heart to kill her so we weighed her and back in she went. That was 16 yrs ago and I still don't have my replica.
  8. copper

    copper Active Member

    I have caught a 10.4 and a 10.2, I will try to post the picture of the 10.4 tomorrow. I have a 6.5 smallmouth, a 48.0 Muskie, 25.3 northern and a 2.2 bluegill. All fish with the exp. of muskie and northern were caught in St. Charles, MO. 25 miles west of St. Louis. I have 7 bass over 9 to my credit along with numerous 7-8 lb fish caught. All fish have been released to swim again with exp. of the 10.4, I did mount that. I lost a fish last year that in all honesty may have been a new MO. state record. The lake is a 85 acre subdivision lake that no one really fishes that hard. All my big bass came in the month of March on a 3/4 ounce firetiger Rattletrap, and a white 1/2 ounce terminator spinnerbait with double colorado blades.
  9. rp

    rp Member

    hi all my biggest largemouth i caught in a small farm dam in the lowveld part of Soutern Africa, in the middle of winter on a 10 inch plastic worm (Berkley powerbait) it weighed 13lbs my biggest ever. I don't think I'll get a bigger one in my lifetime
  10. Ron K

    Ron K New Member

    6LB is my biggest, cant seem to find time to fish much any more. Ron K.
  11. rp

    rp Member

    Same here to busy doing other peoples fish :'(
  12. Glenn M

    Glenn M Well-Known Member

    A group of us go to florida every year for the past 10 or so years, and none of us have caught a bass over 10 ponds. Lots of 8 and 9 pounders but no 10 pounders. It really is tough to catch a bass 10 pounds or better. My biggest is 9.5. Here is a pic. of a I "think" 8 +
  13. Beehunter

    Beehunter Active Member

    I caught a 27inch Largemouth back in the 80's and like a dumb a22 I didn't get it mounted. I didn't weigh the fish but it had the largest mouth of any Bass I have seen and it was extremelly skinny for a Bass that size. I still regret to this day releasing that fish.
  14. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    7 1/2 lbs caught this past Thanksgiving. She was a thin one. I also caught a 5 lb smallmouth once.
  15. bowhntr

    bowhntr New Member

    8.5 lb. largemouth and 33 lb. striper. LM was from a pond on a golf course and the striper was from Clarkshill lake.
  16. Curt

    Curt Family Life member of the NTA

    4.2lbs That is the best I can seem to do on the Minnesota lakes in my area. Maybe this year will change all that...
  17. BIGUN

    BIGUN Member

    Here are a few from NW Oregon. I have caught much bigger fish in CA, but like fishing for them here in STS country once in a while.

  18. Man great thread!!!!! Those are some really good looking fish everybody.
  19. jemmick

    jemmick Active Member

    :-\I gotta quit mountin fish and start fishin again!!!
  20. pyeager1

    pyeager1 Active Member

    Back when I used to fish on a regular basis, I always said if I caught a 5lb largemouth I would mount. Never happened. I've caught a few 4 pounders before and even had a 6 or 7 pounder up to a friends boat once, but it got knocked off the hook by the "friend" manning the net. Imagine that! :mad: So if I want to add a trophy bass to my wall, I'll just settle for a nice replica. Should I go 10 or 12 pounds? ;D :D