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Rock Bass size???

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im not gonna mount any rockbass unless they break the state record. and i have gotten very close. my biggest at 1lb 14oz.

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Just curious, so people purposely target Rock Bass? Or is it something typically catch fishing for some more traditional game fish. Caught a bunch this weekend while targeting Smallies.

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so people purposely target Rock Bass?

Ya some folks do. If they come from a clean lake and dont have wroms they taste just like a crappie. If you mix them with a bunch of bluegills or crappies people wont tell the difference. I don't purposely go for them, but I catch them all the time when targeting bluegills, crappies and walleyes. They do put up a good fight on a UL rod. I really wouldn't mount one unless it was the state record like others have said...being that I've seen a 13" caught by my buddy and I've caught them up to 12 1/2" (never weighed them). I've seen a taxidermist mount a few rock bass for a guy once they turned out good. So to each their own..If I was to say to mount a Rock Bass it would have to be over 12" for sure or close to 2 lbs.

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A rock bass of any size is a trophy worth mounting. I used to belong to a rock bass league, had to quit because I was spending too much time and money pursuing Mr. Red Eyes.

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they fight very well. i love sight fishing for them with a fly rod or a super light.

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normally any rock bass over a lb is a BIG rockbass. i caught so many over a lb this year that im gonna wait for the 2lb mark to mount one

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I can't say I've ever "targeted" rock bass, but I sure catch alot fishing for largemouths up on gull and the whitefish chain...which by the way is my prediction for the next state record. If any of you guys are looking for a rock bass to mount, head up there.

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what 2 pounds is state record i got one that was almost three pounds on millacs like 4 years ago

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what 2 pounds is state record i got one that was almost three pounds on millacs like 4 years ago

there are some beasts over 2lbs in annie battle lake.

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