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Title: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: Cheetam on March 20, 2006, 07:08:39 PM
This looks legit...

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/outdoors/20060320-1251-bn20bass.html
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: stackenem on March 20, 2006, 07:35:01 PM
Sure like to see a picture of that hoggggggggggg.
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: cwinsiii on March 20, 2006, 09:30:35 PM
By the article he has some problems on it being a new world record. He snagged it and didn't measure it.

I read last summer they said to be registered as a new record the fish has to die so they can properly verify the fish. What is everyones opinion on the fish having to die.

I think for a record that has not been broken in 74 years and with all the money involved the fish would at least need to be x-rayed then released.

I think this is the third fish in the last couple years that could have been a new record if the person would have followed procedure.

They say the new record could be a million dollar fish.
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: Cheetam on March 20, 2006, 09:40:41 PM
 :o
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: Cheetam on March 20, 2006, 09:44:24 PM
Here's a discussion about the fish and some insight on the 3 guys who were there...apparently they know what it takes for a fish to recognized as the world record...and that's why it was only weighed on a handscale and realeased...

http://www.westernbass.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12663
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: raisinrat on March 20, 2006, 09:45:11 PM
World Record or not that is a Pig.
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: yukonjack2 on March 20, 2006, 10:25:21 PM
thats not a pig,   it looks like it swallowed a pig.

awesome fish!

Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: djkimmel on March 21, 2006, 12:10:08 AM
I would have called it a mutant... pretty hard on a bass that big to only hold it by the lower lip - OUCH!
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: djkimmel on March 21, 2006, 12:28:42 AM
I call these 'anti-exciting' catches because there's questions, confusion and issues, and George Perry keeps his record. Almost drives me crazy and I not even involved in the catch. Looks like a massive bass, but in the end, George Perry keeps his record anyway. I don't know that I could take the stress of the world record bass hunt??
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: MBell on March 21, 2006, 11:37:37 AM
As far as I'm concerned George Perry's record has been broken at least twice.  I'm glad they didn't kill the fish, I doubt George Perry had to jump through hoops to get his record.  He ended up eating the fish!  I looked into submiting some line class records for Michigan earlier in the year, it was ridiculous.  You had to pay just to view the records and then pay again to submit an application.  Congrats to the angler.  Anyone know if a snagged fish is legal in CA?
-Matt
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: Cheetam on March 21, 2006, 11:47:03 AM
Here's some updated news on this fish...

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/outdoors/20060321-9999-1s21bass.html
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: blakstr1 on March 21, 2006, 11:52:58 AM
I'm smiling after reading that last article he said he felt a bump (kind of like stubbing your toe on a dumptruck)  what a fish!!  i say give him some kind of record, because IT IS!!  if they won't make it official, put it in the books with the dreaded (*) by it.... what a fish...
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: bosshawg on March 21, 2006, 12:17:27 PM
it is huge!!! couldn't even imagine a bass that size on the end of my line.....and these guys catch those huge toads all the time out there.  road trip!!
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: MBell on March 21, 2006, 02:18:05 PM
I read on bassfan that it was on a bed in gin clear water.  Apparently a lot of people knew about this fish and were waiting in line when the park opened.  If he snagged it on a bed thats horrible.  A snagged fish is one thing but intentionally snagging a fish is a whole other issue.
-Matt 
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: Hooksetter on March 21, 2006, 04:56:54 PM
That is a monster bass! I'd like to see the video they took when they were weighing her.
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: djkimmel on March 21, 2006, 08:17:21 PM
I've read what was linked yesterday and it looks like they tried to catch it, but accidently snagged it in the process. Who knows for sure. The record hunt out there is brutally competitive...?

They either knew they couldn't claim the record, or had the integrity to not try in questionable circumstances, so they let the fish go. I imagine they figure they can try to catch it again under proper circumstances, maybe off the same bed?

It's too big an issue now to not be done under pristine conditions and the scale they used could not possibly be considered certified anyway. I would wonder if they had a tank of some kind available to keep it alive for view by a fisheries person?

I think I recall seeing that a foul-hooked fish caught in CA is not legal similar to the regulation in Michigan - a fish must be hooked in the mouth to be a legal catch.
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: cameraguy on March 22, 2006, 08:18:09 AM
One of the articles I read about this monster fish said that it was illegal to keep a foul-hooked fish in California. 

 
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: cameraguy on March 22, 2006, 08:28:48 AM
Also, it appears that he did not snag it on purpose.  Why would he when he offered a guy $1,000 to move off of the fish?  He knew what was at stake and, by his behavior, knew California regulation about foul-hooked fish.

And...as Dan said, that is a poor way to hold a very large bass if you intend to release it.  Several articles I've read over the last few years (and, I believe, Scott Moody, the biologist at BPS) make a good case that holding a large (5+ lbs.) bass by the lip can be detrimental to the health of the bass.  The jaw can be dislocated to the point that it can't feed properly.
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: Pkleppert on March 23, 2006, 07:52:42 AM
Read the book "Sowbelly" by Monte Burch.  It's about the chase for the world record Largemouth and describes in length how those guys in San Diego chase the record.  The guy who caught the fish and his buddies are part of the book along with Bob Crupi, Mike Long and others.  Its a great book.

PK
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: Pkleppert on March 23, 2006, 08:17:01 AM
Whoops, my bad.  The author is Monte Burke. 

PK
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: McCarter on March 23, 2006, 08:29:18 AM
that fish doesnt impress me.  I know a girl who caught a smallmouth that size in Lake Michigan.  First cast too.  True story.

PoorBoy himself :-\'
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: djkimmel on March 23, 2006, 02:24:05 PM
Hooter Girl Crushes World Smallmouth Record on First Cast in Lake Michigan!!!

It was a sunny, calm day on the Big Lake we call Michigan when little Annie Smooter, a well-known Novi Hooter girl, made a fateful first cast into the icy depths. Annie hooked into a big fish by most people's standards although it didn't impress Ms. Smooter much. She eventually landed and immediately released a 25 pound smallmouth buffalo. When told it might be a record, all Annie had to say was, "I've seen bigger..."
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: djkimmel on March 23, 2006, 02:30:45 PM
Seriously, if anyone thinks they might want to purchase the Sowbelly book, I have a link to it for cheap from Amazon on the affiliates page. You can click right to it. Amazon Sowbelly book (http://www.greatlakesbass.com/fishing/glbsponsors.html#abooks)
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: McCarter on March 23, 2006, 04:38:31 PM
25 lb Smallmouth Buffalo

 :D :D :D :D :D :D

Thats funny right dar!

PoorBoy himself :-\'
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: Cheetam on March 23, 2006, 06:16:34 PM
Is there a buffalo population in Michigan?  Anyone ever catch one?

Buffalo Smallmouth
 


Colloquial names: blue pancake, brown buffalo, suckermouth buffalo, rooter, razorback, quillback buffalo, carp, humpedback buffalo, liner, roachback

Scientific name: Ictiobus - Greek bubalus - Greek

Size: Smallest of the buffalofish, but can grow up to 15 pounds. It is usually considered superior in flavor to the other species.
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: djkimmel on March 23, 2006, 07:03:15 PM
We do have them on the Michigan record book - native 'carp.' I believe they've all come from the Lake Michigan basin and connected waters.
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: McCarter on March 24, 2006, 08:05:04 AM
It all makes sense now. :-[

PoorBoy himself :-\'
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: blakstr1 on March 24, 2006, 08:16:20 AM
I like the buffalo shrimp from Hooters  8)  maybe thats not the same thing ??? 
Title: Re: 25 lb Largemouth Caught in San Diego
Post by: djkimmel on March 24, 2006, 01:04:26 PM
Ewww! I hope not...