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Big Bertha
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Poster N.TexasHalfAcre Offline
Posted 10/16/17 03:21 PM
Caught this big girl yesterday in the middle of a cool Texas Fall afternoon on a large shad colored willow blade spinner. Guess the pond wasn't completely empty when I stocked it this March. 8 lbs. 1.5 oz. Wasn't able to get a length.
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#481181 - 10/17/17 09:12 AM Re: Big Bertha [Re: N.TexasHalfAcre]
DonoBBD Offline

Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 1829
Loc: Ontario, Canada, Eh.
Wow great fish. I bet she was great fun on the line.


7/8th of an acre, Perch only pond, Ontario, Canada.

#481250 - 10/18/17 11:59 AM Re: Big Bertha [Re: N.TexasHalfAcre]
Sunil Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 11444
Loc: Somerset, PA
Looks way bigger than 8 lbs. to me!!!
Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

#481269 - 10/18/17 08:02 PM Re: Big Bertha [Re: N.TexasHalfAcre]
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Registered: 06/06/07
Posts: 6850
Loc: St Louis, MO area
+10 on looking WAY bigger!

Have you done any stocking, thinking the pond was empty? A hog like that would destroy any small fish stocked in very short order....


#481277 - 10/18/17 10:04 PM Re: Big Bertha [Re: Rainman]
N.TexasHalfAcre Offline

Registered: 02/07/17
Posts: 161
Loc: North Texas
I did unfortunately stock back in March thinking the pond was empty. I do however, have a lot of takers coming to feed every evening so I donít have a shortage of fish at least at this point.
North Texas Half Acre
1/2 acre stocked 3/11/17 - CNBG, RES, LMB, HSB, FHM

#484147 - 12/15/17 09:36 AM Re: Big Bertha [Re: N.TexasHalfAcre]
Rundell Offline

Registered: 12/06/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Seattle, WA
Now that's a good size fish! Congrats on the catch, brother.

#484153 - 12/15/17 10:43 AM Re: Big Bertha [Re: N.TexasHalfAcre]
ewest Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 19168
Loc: Miss.
Nice LMB. I would have guessed 10 lbs.

#484228 - 12/17/17 08:07 PM Re: Big Bertha [Re: N.TexasHalfAcre]
Tbar Offline

Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 630
Loc: Texas
Very Nice......!!!


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