Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Fishing Forum > Freshwater Fishing
 Sixth 20"+ fish of the year >

Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

Freshwater Fishing Discussion of all aspects of freshwater fishing.

Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

Old 07-11-2008, 12:59 PM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
buckhunter14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: in the woods or on the water...
Posts: 4,832
Default Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

In most area's there is a certain goal that people try to obtain for the species they strive to catch.

In Western Michigan I strive to catch 20 + inch bass. It may not be a huge fish, but for me, in Michigan, the goal is tough yet able to be done.

This boy hit my new purple Mr. Twister worm setup.

Gave up after 4 minutes of great fighting. He hit exactly the 20 inch mark.

Yes, my arms are a little outstretched in this picture, not meaning to make the fish appear "larger" than what he really is.


And a fatty too! He was released after a few pictures, don't mind the stringer.

buckhunter14 is offline  
Old 07-11-2008, 02:21 PM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
jim1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location:
Posts: 2,539
Default RE: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

Nice bass.
jim1966 is offline  
Old 07-11-2008, 03:37 PM
  #3  
 
indianahunter83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Posts: 914
Default RE: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

Man I hope you let that fish go!
indianahunter83 is offline  
Old 07-12-2008, 06:28 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
buckhunter14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: in the woods or on the water...
Posts: 4,832
Default RE: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

ORIGINAL: buckhunter14


And a fatty too! He was released after a few pictures, don't mind the stringer.

Why do you say that Indiana?
buckhunter14 is offline  
Old 07-12-2008, 08:43 AM
  #5  
Boone & Crockett
 
Phil from Maine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 12,359
Default RE: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

I think with the stringer put through his gills it sure looks like you kept it.. Also after running that stringer through the gills if you did let it go how long did it live? My guess is if you didn't keep it it would most likely die from that stringer being in place even if it wasn't on it all that long..
Phil from Maine is offline  
Old 07-12-2008, 11:31 AM
  #6  
 
indianahunter83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Posts: 914
Default RE: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

Depends on how you threaded the rope and also how you handled it. I say that because a 20inch bass is wuite a fish as far north as you live and those are the ones you want around every year for spawning purposes. Just think if you had released it and caught it next year it might of been 2 inches longer and a few pounds heavier!
indianahunter83 is offline  
Old 07-12-2008, 09:51 PM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
buckhunter14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: in the woods or on the water...
Posts: 4,832
Default RE: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

I have released probably over15 bass the were 18 inches or larger and hopefully they continue to spawn and reproduce. I did keep one 18 and one 16 incher the other day and they tasted like honey baked ham on Christmas.

I handled the fish little and was very careful threading the stringer through.

I hope he lived and will be more careful in the future.
buckhunter14 is offline  
Old 07-12-2008, 09:53 PM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
 
JFergus7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL/Bristol, WI
Posts: 1,460
Default RE: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

Great looking fish!
JFergus7 is offline  
Old 07-13-2008, 11:52 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
buckhunter14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: in the woods or on the water...
Posts: 4,832
Default RE: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

Thank-ya sir!
buckhunter14 is offline  
Old 07-13-2008, 09:36 PM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
solocamcan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Deer Country
Posts: 2,244
Default RE: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year

ORIGINAL: buckhunter14

In most area's there is a certain goal that people try to obtain for the species they strive to catch.

In Western Michigan I strive to catch 20 + inch bass. It may not be a huge fish, but for me, in Michigan, the goal is tough yet able to be done.

This boy hit my new purple Mr. Twister worm setup.

Gave up after 4 minutes of great fighting. He hit exactly the 20 inch mark.

Yes, my arms are a little outstretched in this picture, not meaning to make the fish appear "larger" than what he really is.


And a fatty too! He was released after a few pictures, don't mind the stringer.


20 1/4"
solocamcan is offline  

Quick Reply: Sixth 20"+ fish of the year


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.