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WyoChris

Biggest bass in MN?

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What is the biggest bass you guys have caught in MN?

Just wondering..... i'm stationed down here at ft campbell, KY and I just caught a 6 lb largemouth last weekend. This is a huge fish to my standards, but the serious bass fisherman down here say catching a 6 pounder ain't that uncommon.

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My biggest from MN is 6.4lbs. I fished Toho in Fl. a few years ago and our guide said 5 to 8 are pretty common especially when shiner fishing. We caught 3 fish between 5 and 6lbs. and we were faced with a tough cold front, hard to imagine a good day...

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We only measure using inches, and my Dad got a 23.5" inch LMB from a small metro lake, and my brother got a 23.5" smallie from WBL. All get released. My biggest is a 22" smallie from a small northern lake. Not sure how much they weighed, but my Dad's was a fat one, we figured in the around 6.5# range.

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I'm not making this up, but local DNR said that there was a very good chance that Lake Winona could possibly hold a record bass.. with how much cover is in that lake and how much food is in it for one to grow.. years and years back i pulled out a 5lb beast out of there, what a hog

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My largest bass was 22.5 inches. I didn't get a chance to weigh it - but I do remember it was not very fat. Nevertheless - it's great to see a big fish roll on the surface and you praying that that hook stays stuck!

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I figure if I keep catching smaller ones I wont ever get bored knowing I have caught one of the bigger ones in MN. I havent ever weighed them or measured but I am guessing my largest is right around 20 inches. LOL Go me!

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While I was carp fishing in Keller Lake last weekend, I had a dying 23.5" bass wash up on shore. It had no damage in the throat or gills that I could see but it had some marks on the side that looked very superficial. If I had had a camera with me, I would be saying I caught it on corn fishing for carp! I do not know how many pounds it was but it was the biggest MN bass I ever held.

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Dont worry Moe im in the same boat as you. I've caught three 20 inchers but i cant seem to find one bigger. I found a couple small lakes last year that no one else seems to fish so hopefully i can find a hog on one of them this year. Just out of curiousity since i usually dong bring a scale what does a high six pounder or possibly even a low seven pounder weight? I know it depends on how fat they are but on average what lenght are you looking at?

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Just out of curiousity since i usually dong bring a scale what does a high six pounder or possibly even a low seven pounder weight?

I am going to go out on a limb here and say in the high six to low seven range.

Sorry man, I couldn't resist. I think you are looking at 22-23" for something pushing the scales to the 6.5 range.

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I don't have a weight for my largest, since I released it and didn't have a scale, but it measured 24 3/4". I caught it on the edge of Cemetery Reef in Lake Waconia in 2002.

The second-largest bass I ever caught? 4 1/2 lbs. Quite a gap between those two!

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My largest is a 23 1/2" 6# 15 oz. from a southern MN eutrophic lake on a watermelon Senko. I just couldn't get the scale to tick over just one more ounce.

Second largest 5# 8 oz. from French

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I caught one just over the border that had to have been in the mid 6lb range. Caught it in the paddleboat with no camera, and my best method of measuring it was laying it across the other seat (which measures 22.5", the fish was maybe an inch longer).

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My personal best is 22.75 and didn't have a scale. I'm guessing somewhere in the 6 - 6.5 lb range. I've caught several in the 20 - 21 inch range But I rarely weigh them. In my avitar on the right is the 22.75 and in my right hand is a 19.5 incher. Those two fish with another 18.75 helped me to put together a 13.8 lb bag of three fish. Enough to win a thursday eve 3 hour league night event.

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My biggest is a 23.5" that i didn't weigh. But if i would have to guess the weight i would say in the 7.5 range.

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