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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
RC51 #389157 10/07/14 07:06 PM
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All data reported is entered except the HBG/BG. Up to now we haven't been recording those. Let me know if we want to add.

Here's the plot of the various species we have been tracking. Following plot is LMB by owner.


Mouth Gape of Several Fish Species


LMB Gape by Pond Owner

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LMB 14", 2" mouth gape.

This fish was 2-3" fingerling stocked last November. Caught it in main pond around 10", put it in old pond because found GSF that needed to be controlled, caught it today at 14". Guess it must like GSF. grin

GSF 7 1/4", 1 1/8" mouth gape


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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Was 65 at the surface here yesterday in a 3 acre pond.

LMB 12 5/8" 1 7/8" mouth gape

GSF 6 7/8" 7/8"
GSF 6" 27/32"

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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
RC51 #390449 10/23/14 05:27 PM
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LMB 4lbs 4 ozs 19.25 inches 3.5 inch gape

Temps are still in the 70's in our ponds.

Cody Note: Yea! Thanks for remembering about the fish squeezer science corner for taking mouth gape measurements.

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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Remember to keep taking some length and gape measurements of your bass this year for the forum data set. More largemouth bass gape information from 'esshup' who is thinking that the 1/3 length rule of thumb might be a bit underestimated where a LMB will eat a bluegill 1/3 the body length of the bass. IMO the 1/3 length rule is a conservative estimate and one that is not all inclusive. I think the rule applies to average maximum size BG the bass most commonly or generally eats as an optimum size of forage food.

Caught 2 LMB yesterday in TX. Remember these bass were likely prespawn egg laden fish.
Fish #1. 19" long, Female. 4.21# Gape 3"x3" Rw = 108
Fish #2. 20.5" long, Female. 5.89# Gape 3.5" x 3.5" Rw = 118
FWIW, it first struck and tried to eat a 7" BG that was on the line. The BG measured 3" tall.

So, the 1/3 the length rule of thumb might be a bit under-estimated.....

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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Bill, this little pound and half LMb had mouth gape of 2.5 inches.






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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Did you get the total length of the LMB? We've been plotting vs TL.

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5 little LMB:
length(in) horizontal gape(in)
9.75 1.5
10.5 1.5
9.75 1.5
10.25 1.6
10.75 1.75


1 ac pond LMB, BG, RES, CC
Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Largemouth gape information:
22 1/4 long, 7 1/2 tall at the belly.
Mouth size: 4.25" tall by 4.0" wide gape
Weight was estimated between 7-8 lbs.
Standard weight for a 22.25" LMB is 6.45 lbs.


Pictures of the above LMB. Cecil mounted it for the SDSU Diorama
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=420322&#Post420322

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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
RC51 #424319 09/19/15 08:34 AM
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HSB caught this morning:

17.75" Length

1.75" Gape



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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Quite the fatty.


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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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I'll be recording stats from now on during my culling phase, so here's what I have so far.

LMB:
15", 2.5x2.25 gape, 1.6 lb 94% WR
15", 2.5x2.5" gape, 2.02 lb 119% WR
16", 3x2.75" gape, 2.0 lb, 95% WR
16.5", 3x3" gape, 2.48 lb 105% WR
16.75", 3x3" gape, 2.97 lb 120% WR
17.25", 3x2.75 gape, 3.3 lb 121% WR
17.5", 2.75x2.5 gape, 2.77 lb, 107% WR
18", 2x1.75 gape, 2.66 lb 85% WR

HSB:
18", 2"x1.85, 2.73 lb WR unknown
19", 2" gape, 3.17 lb WR unknown

Is there any information from BG or HBG that could/would be of value? I've already cleaned well over 300. Biggest one so far was 1.68 lb!


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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Consistently fat lm Keith, awesome. I am jealous, my wr still bounce around too much. Cmm


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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
RC51 #452627 07/23/16 12:27 PM
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Thanks, Cim although mine bounce around too.

A few more from this morning.

LMB:
20", 3.875x3.875" gape, 4.3 lb, 100% WR
14.5", 2x2" gape, 1.94 lb, 125% WR


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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Impressive. I've been at it 10 years and just now approaching getting 100 LMB or plus consistently.


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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Looks like the largest gapes for given length have largest WR.

Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Originally Posted By: John F
Looks like the largest gapes for given length have largest WR.


Can someone chart that, please? WR vs. Gape?

Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Originally Posted By: Bing
I've been at it 10 years and just now approaching getting 100 LMB or plus consistently.

Bing, I started feeding AM LMB food as soon as they would take it (year 2, Fall of 2013) and fed them twice a day up until this year. And every LMB and HSB I've cleaned (all the ones I've listed) had pellets in their bellies, except the 20 incher which had a BG in it. He was my "Walter" who's been laying-in-wait in a deeply submerged tree and has outsmarted me for over a year, breaking me off more times than I care to remember!

https://youtu.be/j_h8C_rCbgU (my emotions were similar when I finally got him out of the tree!)

I've also been removing all LMB 12-14" and under since Spring of 2015.

So other than all of the other variables involved, is it the feeding program that got them there?

Or, just plain dumb luck, which gets my vote smile .

PS - thanks by the way!


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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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7-30-16
HSB:
18", 2x2" gape, 2.53 lb, WR unk.
17.5", 1.75"x1.75" gape, 2.62 lb, WR unk.

LMB:
18.875", 3.25x3.25" gape, 3.59 lb, 103% WR


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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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7-31-16

LMB:
14", 2.5x2.5" gape, 1.52 lb 108% WR

HSB:
20", 2x1.875" gape 3.52 lb WR unk.



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Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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Would you prefer the measurements come from personal ponds or any bass caught? I normally catch quite a few 3-4lb bass locally with a 7lber caught on a frog last week. I'll try to take some measurements including gape of the bigger ones from the small pond I manage but they aren't easy to catch.

Re: Mouth Gape of a LMB
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I fished at the small pond today but only managed to catch one little bass.

10'' length
1.5'' gape
.926lbs

Will try to catch some bigger ones during the week and get measurements. I fished another local pond and caught 1 bass also. These measurements are close but not exact.

17.5'' length
3'' gape
3.85lbs

I'm sure some have seen videos of 3lb bass with 1lb bass stuffed down there throats. No limit on what they will try to eat when hungry.

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So much for that lol.

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LMB:
17", 2.5x2.5" Gape, 2.93 lb, 113% WR
16", 2.75x2.75" gape, 2.07 lb, 99% WR

HSB:
18.5", 2x2" gape, 3.02 lb, WR Unk
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8-4-16
LMB:
13.5", 2.125" gape, 1.03 lb, 82% WR

HSB:
17.75", 1.875" gape, 2.62 lb, WR unk
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8-6-16
HSB:
18" 2x2" gape, 2.64 lb, WR unk
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8-13-16
HSB:
18", 1.75x2" gape, 2.57 lb, WR unk

LMB:
17.25" 3x3" gape, 2.62 lb, WR 100%
16.25, 2.875x2.875" gape, 2.42 lb, WR 110%
16", 3x2.75" gape, 1.71 lb, WR 81%
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8-14-16
HSB:
19", 1.875x1.875 gape", 2.9 lb, WR unk

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8-15-16
HSB:
19", 1.875x2.25" gape, 2.8 lb, WR unk
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8-17-16
LMB:
15", 2.5x2.25" gape, 2.66 lb, 156% WR
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8-19-16
HSB:
17.5", 2x2" gape, 2.79 lb, WR unk
LMB:
19", 3x3.5" gape, 4.10 lb, 110% WR
16", 3x3" gape, 2.57 lb, 122% WR
17", 3x3" gape, 2.71 lb, 104%
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8-20-16 - 8-26-16
LMB:
16", 2.75x2.75" gape, 2.46 lb, 117% WR
14.5", 2.75x2.75" gape, 1.58 lb, 102% WR
14", 2.5x2.5" gape, 1.36 lb, 97% WR
17", 3x3" gape, 3.21 lb, 123% WR
17", 3.25x3.25 gape, 2.78 lb, 107% WR

HSB:
15.5", 1.4x1.75" gape, 2.46 lb WR unk
18.5", 2x2" gape, 3.15 lb, WR unk
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8-28,29-2016
LMB
17.5" 3x3" gape, 3.41 lb, 120% WR
15", 2.5x2.5" gape, 2.29lb, 135% WR
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9-3-16
LMB
17.5, 3.25"x3.25" gape, 2.16 lb, 76% WR (very skinny!)

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