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went crappie fishing yestiddy. winds gusting about 25 mph so i fished from the bank. i would cast upwind, and let my minner drift back to the bank. looked up and one of my bobbers was headed south, right into the wind. i set the hook, and started trying to get it to the bank. it was a pretty hefty fight on 4lb test line, on an ultralight spinning reel. i finally landed her, and she musta just swam through and got tangled in my line, because it was wrapped around her, right behind the gills, and the hook was hooked back into the line!!! she was 23 inches long, and real healthy. what do ya'll reckon she weighed? i released her after taking the pics, and they dont do her justice....enjoy, BG12




 

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i was thinking 7ish. i know the best way to position a 120 inch buck to make it looke like a 140, but i take pics of a 7lb fish and it looks like 3lbs:smack: BG12
Heck, I'd go ahead and call it a nine pounder...it would be a lot easier if you lose those pics.....I happen to have a nine pound bass on the wall, but its 29" long, and a wee bit fatter. If you take the length, and girth measurements, you can calculate the weight to within an ounce or two! It was definitely at least a 5 pound plus fish! CP will likely debunk and mis calculations and know a whale of a lot about long-armin:fit: :up:
 

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Hey BG12....GOODERN bud.....:thumb:

If you had taken a belly-around (girth) measure on that gal...we would know real close.

Few bass that are 23" long that won't better six pounds.

By the formula...
Assume a 15" girth and she would weigh 6.62 pounds.
Assume a 17" girth and you have a 7.49 pound total.

For sure a 6 plus.....dandy.
 

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6.25lbs:thumb: BG12 I need some of your luck I have caught a bunch of bass but never one like that! Next time let your fishing buddy hold it up and you can do a Roland Martin- 9 lbs!:thumb:
 
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