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Time: 7:45-9:45 AM
Weather: Party Cloudy with a slight breeze
Area Fishing: Mid Lake across from City Park
Lure of Choice: Watermelon Red and Black Senkos

Well I got another free morning to go fishing for the 2nd time this year and boy was I rewarded. I caught this girl underneath a dock around 8:30. I did not have a scale but I was able to measure it. It's length was 25 inches long but I also may have measured wrong as I was pretty shakey after landing her and I didnt want to keep her out of the water to long. All I know is this is the largest bass I have ever caught in my life. To put the bass in perspective I am 6'3 and a lean 230 pounds. Great 2 hours on the water at Lake Austin this morning.







BTW she was fine and swam off after I released her back into the water.
 

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WTG....Nice Bass...

Weight?

Go to this site and get an estimate:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/catchrelease/bass_length_weight.phtml



or

How can I estimate the weight of a fish that was caught and released?

You will need to have the length and girth of the fish to calculate an estimate. This formula works for all fish, although the example is for largemouth bass. To get weight in pounds, square the girth in inches (girth multiplied by itself) then multiply this times the length in inches. Divide this product by 800.

For example, we can use one of the recent ShareLunker bass. The girth was 20.25 inches and the length was 26 inches. First, take 20.25 x 20.25 to get 410.06. Multiply this times 26 to get 10,661.6. Divide this by 800 to get 13.33 pounds.
 

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Hey Thanks Robert. Just was using some of your knowledge that you spread around on this site.

I am from North Carolina. I actually grew up in Chapel Hill but ended up going to college down around Charlotte. Thanks for asking.
 

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Hey guys thanks for all the kind words. I am still pumped about it and I am ready to get back out there agian.

I did forget to mention that we saw some really strange behavior from some very large bass along those bluff walls right agianst shore. Probably for about 20 minutes straight in 5 different areas their were large bass chasing something in the water. They were attacking like how you see killer whales attack sea lions on the beach. They were behind branches and almost impossible to get a cast to where it was all happening. But I know for a fact they were bass and not carp or catfish. It was actually cool to watch it.
 

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Great catch! Funny, that dock has always seemed like it should be good as it is in a good spot, but I've flipped, pitched, and skipped around and under that thing several times and I've still never even got bit on it. Guess I'll have to keep trying!
 

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Great fish, congrats. She is doing better this year. Normally by now she has been caught at least twice. She spawns under that dock every year just off from the ladder. I watch her a lot; live next door. She looks as healthy as ever. Thanks for taking care of her!
 
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