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crash65
March 21, 2006, 17:07
http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/outdoors/20060320-1251-bn20bass.html

World-record bass maybe pulled from Lake Dixon

By Ed Zieralski
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

12:51 p.m. March 20, 2006

SAN DIEGO Mac Weakley of Carlsbad caught what could be the world-record largemouth bass early Monday at Dixon Lake in Escondido.
The bass weighed 25 pounds, 1 ounce on a hand-held scale, which if approved would shatter the world record, the 22-pound, 4-ounce bass caught by George W. Perry at Montgomery Lake in Georgia in 1932.

The catch will have to be approved by the International Game Fish Association.

That may be a problem, however, because Weakley said he foul-hooked the fish meaning the hook lodged below the dorsal fin on the fish's side, not in the fish's mouth.

Weakley was fishing with his longtime friends Mike Winn and Jed Dickerson. Dickerson caught a 21-pound, 11-ounce bass at the same lake in 2003.

Update

Dixon Lake bass to get shot at world record
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From today's Union-Tribune

Record* bass caught at Dixon


The men believe this is the same fish that Dickerson caught almost three years ago, and which was also caught by another fisherman as a 20-pounder in 2001. They said the fish has the same identifying black dot under its right gill plate.

Weakley released the fish after taking pictures and videos of the weigh-in. But he did not take measurements of the fish, which also may be a problem when it comes to the game fish association approving it as a record catch.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/outdoors/images/060320bigbass.jpg

masman
March 21, 2006, 17:48
Originally posted by crash65


That may be a problem, however, because Weakley said he foul-hooked the fish meaning the hook lodged below the dorsal fin on the fish's side, not in the fish's mouth.

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idiot! he should have shut up about that.i read an article a few years ago that said who ever catches the next world record largemouth has a chance to make close to a million dollars in endorsments and apperances.

cabofdoom
March 21, 2006, 19:47
Gotta admire integrity even when it costs someone a cool million

English Mike
March 21, 2006, 19:58
Interesting to me as the Sea Bass over here are 1st Cousins genetically to your Bass.
Current UK rod caught Bass record is just short of 20lbs, though specimens up to 30lbs have been caught by commercial netters(spit :mad: ).
If only the PTB would recognise the worth to the UK of Bass as a Sport Fish, then the species would be worth far more than the Commercials catch brings to the economy.

Snakeshot
March 21, 2006, 20:18
And everyone was saying the record fish is in Castaic...

Cheers to Mr. Weakly for his honesty.:beer:

ThatFALGuy
March 21, 2006, 22:33
now that's a fat bass

David N.
March 22, 2006, 00:20
Hmmm, California... I wonder how much silicone it has in it?

Fn/form
March 23, 2006, 02:17
Hmmm, California... I wonder how much silicone it has in it?

LMFAO...

David N's next beer is on me...


-josh