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Posted 12/29/16 08:22 AM
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long time lurker, sometimes poster... ..but with the help of this site, I've brought my pond to a new level... just wanted to share my latest catch... thank you pond boss! We have 3 ponds on our ranch.. and all are managed for trophy bass... only forage are redear and bluegill... we have 200# stren fish feeders on the ponds. This guy was still hungry for a watermelon candy super speedcraw.

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#461123 - 12/29/16 08:26 AM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 231
Loc: West Central Missouri
It's always so nice to catch a bass that could actually attempt to eat your arm...VERY NICE!
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#461125 - 12/29/16 08:48 AM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 738
Loc: Deep East Texas
How old and how much did it weigh??
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#461129 - 12/29/16 09:47 AM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 498
Loc: TN, Lakeland
Is that a trout in the throat?
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#461130 - 12/29/16 10:12 AM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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Registered: 01/23/12
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Loc: St Augustine, FL
Looks like another LMB, possibly
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#461132 - 12/29/16 10:45 AM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 56
Loc: S ATX -Fayette Co.
it was about a 11' large mouth... .. as far as age, man i'm not sure.. we didn't stock the lakes.. the were stocked for awhile before we purchased the ranch... we basically took it over, got on this site, learned a ton and started thinning the population... when we first got it.. all bass were stunted at 10-14 inches... with a culling program, we are now catching good fish...

i hand weighed her at about 8 and change.. of course i was fun fishing and did'nt have a scale.. lol.. probably pushing 10.. as i saw a few photos of some other 8's my friends have caught.. and this dwarfed them
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#461133 - 12/29/16 11:22 AM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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Registered: 09/12/14
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Loc: Deep East Texas
Just curious... did you get the bass out of its mouth without hurting it or release it like that? It blows me away it still ate a artificial bait when it still had a 11 incher not even swallowed yet!! Talk about prime feeding time!! I have boated lmb near 14 pounds and many 10 and over. Judging by that belly and the fact it had a 3/4 pound piece of food in its mouth it was probably 10 pounds or more. Great job!! Is that ya'lls record so far??
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#461135 - 12/29/16 11:43 AM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 56
Loc: S ATX -Fayette Co.
that would be.. if it was 10.. my biggest by far was a 9.4.. ..and no i left it in there.. and you can see in the pic.. that belly.. that bottom was a hard lump. and i was assuming its the head of the fish .. so i figured if it still eatin.. i'll just not mess with her..


..i added one more.. a nice side profile pic, and a picture of the pond layout... thats an old google photo.. the pond in the middle is not that color anymore and they are all full to the top!.. that fish in the pic was caught out of the middle pond... the biggest fish on avg come from the pond on the right..which is the oldest on the ranch.


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#461149 - 12/29/16 08:02 PM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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Registered: 06/18/15
Posts: 103
Loc: St. Louis, MO/West Central Ill...
awesome fish! nice job on the pond rehab...you are obviously doing something (a lot) right. How long ago did you start your management program? Your growing season is longer than ours but just curious how long it took to go from stunted fish to whoppers like that. Way to close out the year! Wow! BM61.

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#461182 - 12/30/16 01:10 PM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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Registered: 07/27/10
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Loc: Dallas & Wills Point, Tx
wow...just wow
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#461263 - 12/31/16 09:42 PM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: Crstfr]
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That hog is rectangular like a football field!!!!
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#462183 - 01/17/17 10:08 AM Re: Still hungry.... [Re: bassmaster61]
Crstfr Offline


Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 56
Loc: S ATX -Fayette Co.
Originally Posted By: bassmaster61
awesome fish! nice job on the pond rehab...you are obviously doing something (a lot) right. How long ago did you start your management program? Your growing season is longer than ours but just curious how long it took to go from stunted fish to whoppers like that. Way to close out the year! Wow! BM61.



man we've owned it for 13 yrs now.. i dont get out there every weekend like i want.. but its been ongoing..plus i'm the only one fishing or when i bring friends... but i bank allot and fillet allot.
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