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When To Cull Large Bass
#520927 05/12/20 09:21 PM
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I caught a 5.07# LMG tonight that was 24” long, skinny and had a bucket mouth.

I threw it back in hoping it would put some weight on this summer.

Should I have culled it?


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Might be spawned out. Look at that bloody tail.

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If it looks like that in the fall I'd cull it. Hopefully just spawned out now.


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5lbs and 24" is not a spawned out female, it's end-of- life stage. The red tail should/can be present on males from fanning the nest. Females would seldom clean a nest out.


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I agree a 24 inch fish should weigh near 8 pounds. Ain't no way she had 3 pounds of eggs in her! Something else going on. Snipe, I sent you a private message.


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How do the rest of your LMB look - condition wise ?

Could be age aggravated by spawn. LMB can lose 30 % of their weight during the spawn. Could be not enough food or sick. I would have kept the fish and done age analysis if your other LMB seem healthy. If she has spawned (likely several times) then her genes are still there in offspring.
















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Ok, the scales that weighed the above fish at 5#’s weighed this fish at 3.68#’s. 😡

Throwing this away and will have to buy a new one. Any suggestions?


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I habe a 15 lb rapala touch screen scale and I m very happy of it.


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ID10T error. It was set on kilograms.

3.68 kiograms = 8.11 pounds.


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Originally Posted by Tbar
ID10T error. It was set on kilograms.

3.68 kiograms = 8.11 pounds.

It sounds better in 3,680 grams. But all kidding aside, congrats on a great fish!


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