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>> 25lb bass caught in Carlsbad lake. [topic: previous/next]
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:58 am
ark


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Moved to OT per Ken.

Yep, a tiny lake in Carlsbad produces some of the largest bass out there. An angler caught a 25lb fish and released it back into the lake.
The only gripe I have is that its evident that now the fish in the small lake will be wiped out by pros and novices alike.
Here's the article.

http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/news/story?page=f_fea_bass_world-record_Weakley_25.1&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab5pos1
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:14 am
Ken Jones


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Thanks Ark!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:20 am
Ken Jones


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Interesting to see if he would have kept it if it wasn't foul hooked. As they say--he's now the poster boy for catch and release. Quite a fish.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:04 am
trident


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There is a lot of controvery with this fish. No "official" weight and they released it. They have photos though. Also it was snagged vs properly hooked which "is the reason they released it"

Also rumors started flying around the 16th that a 25 lb bass was caught somewhere, no details were released. There was the press release on Monday saying they caught it Monday morning. My guess is that they foul hooked it a week ago and released it back on the bed. They probably tried to re-catch it again but failed. My guess once it left the bed and the rumors were flying they came out with the story. I also read it was a black jig, in the espn article it said white jig. I think we will slowly get bits and pieces of the truth in the next few weeks.

Funny thing to is in the article they talk about how they didnt want to handle the fish because of the weight. Well if you look at the pic, seems pretty hard on a fish. I know lipping a bass over 10 lbs can break its jaw.

Its still a hell of a bass.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:10 am
eelmaster


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When spring lake, in santa rosa, produced that big ol' hog, the lake was packed for a couple weeks. It finally died down because folks were fishing in cold water and couldn't buy a bite.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:54 pm
jkim


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Before people start booking their travel plans to find that tiny lake in Carlsbad, I should point out that the fish was caught in Poway not Carlsbad. Carlsbad is where the angler resides.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:55 pm
kin


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that's a nice bass...i do not doubt it's size, however, many rumors have flown around about anglers releasing record breaking bass so i guess this won't be the first to be talked about so extensively. i find it sad how he was holding her up by her jaw...i hope she's in good condition so she can continue to spawn instead of starving to death with a broken jaw...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:04 pm
northern boy


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Ugly! What happens to their belly when they get that big? Is there a McDonalds at the bottom of Dixon Lake?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:54 pm
ark


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northern boy wrote:
Ugly! What happens to their belly when they get that big? Is there a McDonalds at the bottom of Dixon Lake?


Probably eats the other small bass for dinner.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:36 pm
kingfisher


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Probably eats the other small bass for dinner.



I have a feeling it eats what ever it wants for dinner. ducks, rats, trout.....etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:45 am
stripesidechaser


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kingfisher wrote:
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Probably eats the other small bass for dinner.



I have a feeling it eats what ever it wants for dinner. ducks, rats, trout.....etc.


You are probably very correct. Two of the best bass lures for summertime around the grass beds are the mouse and the lizard... those fish will eat anything that moves.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:09 am
eelmaster


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The bass on my grand parents lakes were known to eat ducklings on occasion.
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