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Need a little advice
#521658 05/26/20 02:30 PM
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Hey everyone check out this bass I caught this weekend. Not a bad bass but and there is always a but... lol He was 22 inches long and only 5 pounds. Quite a bit under weight for your average 22 inch bass. So I want some opinions please. It would appear after I get up to about 19 to 20 inches my bass start to decline. So my question is this. Should I just keep these guys that look like this when I catch them? Let my smaller bass thrive and live and become chunky 3 pounders? I seem to be missing that 5 to 7 inch BG a guy like this needs to flourish. What do you all think? What's my best avenue? I don't have to have 6 to 8 pound bass to have fun on my pond.

thx for any input on this,

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Hey RC
Sounds like the food for that size is lacking. Mine are just reversed,small are thinish bid ones are plump. Check your sizes of BG

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My 2 cents would be to cull LMB like this.


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Oh yean I know I do not have the correct size BG for sure! Sunil I think that is what I am going to do. The kids enjoy catching the smaller bass also and I would just as soon let them have more fun and let them bass grow up to healthy 3 to 4 pounders...


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If you weren't going to eat him, I'd want to relocate him to new waters......


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
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Originally Posted by Sunil
If you weren't going to eat him, I'd want to relocate him to new waters......
Agree !

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Forget new waters ... hot peanut oil.


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Catch and release... to the grease!

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RC, do you feed your BG? If not, that might help you grow forage big enough to nourish large bass.


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I'd like to have that girl in my pond for some help with craw removal..we'll shape her right up!


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