I guess 8 pounds in 3 years is theoretically possible. But, I don't know anyone who has ever done it.

A consideration. That bass needs forage(groceries) that is 1/4 to 1/3 it's size. Its a matter of energy expended vs calories obtained. So, a big consideration would be growing huge forage. That will be a problem in only 3 years. You might have a chance with pellet trained Floridas.

It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP