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barehook
07/13/2020 06:03AM
 




I just measure my rods from the bottom up to 20 inches and put a scratch or notch on the rod. Then when you catch a fish you can hold it up against the rod to know how long it is. At home, my rod has scratches at 16,17,18,19 and 20 inches. I can usually tell how long they are having seeing 100,000 smallmouth, but sometimes I check anyways :)"


Friend of mine did the same, but just tattooed the measurement lines onto his arm LOL Local limits on crappie, plus 18 inches for walleye limit.
 
rdgbwca
07/07/2020 01:54PM
 
Tristian5431:
did you get any measurements on the fish?"



No.


I chose to leave my scale at home because of the amount of portages on the trip.


I have also had bad luck with the "measuring tape" that they sell near the registers at bait and tackle shops. They usually last about one outing in my backpack before falling a part. So, I also chose not to fool with a measuring tape.


I have considered using a Sharpie on a canoe thwart to allow measurement of fish. I haven't done it yet though.


It was the trip of a life time and the biggest bass I have caught so far and I did not get any measurements.


I did bring the waterproof point and shoot camera though.
 
shock
06/28/2020 06:58PM
 
well done ! :)
 
Jackfish
06/28/2020 11:43PM
 
Nice bass! That must have been a fun one to land!
 
QueticoMike
07/09/2020 11:40AM
 
rdgbwca: "Tristian5431:
did you get any measurements on the fish?"




No.



I chose to leave my scale at home because of the amount of portages on the trip.



I have also had bad luck with the "measuring tape" that they sell near the registers at bait and tackle shops. They usually last about one outing in my backpack before falling a part. So, I also chose not to fool with a measuring tape.



I have considered using a Sharpie on a canoe thwart to allow measurement of fish. I haven't done it yet though.



It was the trip of a life time and the biggest bass I have caught so far and I did not get any measurements.



I did bring the waterproof point and shoot camera though."



I just measure my rods from the bottom up to 20 inches and put a scratch or notch on the rod. Then when you catch a fish you can hold it up against the rod to know how long it is. At home, my rod has scratches at 16,17,18,19 and 20 inches. I can usually tell how long they are having seeing 100,000 smallmouth, but sometimes I check anyways :)
 
scat
06/29/2020 03:50PM
 
I like it! Nice smile. That says it all.
 
missmolly
06/30/2020 06:05AM
 
rdgbwca: "Thanks everyone. It was fun to land while knowing something big was on the end of the line.



It was also easy to get my needle nose in its mouth so I could release it back to grow even bigger."



"Free the fighter" is a wonderful way to fish. Sadly, she can't grow much bigger because that's a top end fish.
 
CityFisher74
06/30/2020 08:50AM
 
That's a beauty. Love the darkness you get in Canoe Country.
 
Jimholt210
06/30/2020 04:32PM
 
That’s a beast
 
pastorjsackett
07/01/2020 06:56AM
 
What fun! Congrats!
 
scat
07/12/2020 11:10PM
 










Terri - 1st time fishing together in the shark. Her 1st bass. This was a pig. Biggest and nicest fish ever pulled into my boat. And she caught 4 more! That’s a limit. Go pro girl! Lost 2, before she got in the zone. Oh man, that’s a nice bass.


Doesn’t compare to the smile tho!!!


That was sweet. Made the shark smile too.
 
rdgbwca
07/13/2020 09:24AM
 
Those are some big bass!


:-)
 
Basspro69
07/08/2020 11:28PM
 
Very nice fish !
 
rdgbwca
07/09/2020 09:38AM
 
My friend just sent over another photo of the same fish that he post processed in light room. I think the lighting is better on this one.



 
missmolly
06/28/2020 02:12PM
 
Whoa! That's a fat one! Look at that belly. Whew!
 
QueticoMike
06/28/2020 04:32PM
 
Nice catch! Thanks for sharing!
 
rdgbwca
06/28/2020 01:46PM
 
I just returned from my second trip to the bwca. The small mouth were biting.

I caught the biggest bass of my life from the northern camp site on Little Loon Lake using a leech and a slip bobber.

The bobber didn't go under, rather it went side ways and I decided to check it. This was the second fish I caught and it immediately began peeling drag even though I had set the drag when fighting the first fish.


 
rdgbwca
06/29/2020 01:46PM
 
Thanks everyone. It was fun to land while knowing something big was on the end of the line.


It was also easy to get my needle nose in its mouth so I could release it back to grow even bigger.
 
ledhead
06/30/2020 08:58PM
 
rdgbwca: "I just returned from my second trip to the bwca. The small mouth were biting.


I caught the biggest bass of my life from the northern camp site on Little Loon Lake using a leech and a slip bobber.


The bobber didn't go under, rather it went side ways and I decided to check it. This was the second fish I caught and it immediately began peeling drag even though I had set the drag when fighting the first fish.


"



That’s awesome!! Congrats!! Agree the smile says it all.


20 years from now you won’t remember who your Governor was, who won the World Series, or how much you had in your 401k..... but you will remember this day like it was yesterday..... good on ya!!


(Note: the above isn’t my original text; it’s paraphrasing a great ad (Loomis?) that used to run in In Fisherman)
 
Tristian5431
07/07/2020 11:51AM
 
rdgbwca: "I just returned from my second trip to the bwca. The small mouth were biting.


I caught the biggest bass of my life from the northern camp site on Little Loon Lake using a leech and a slip bobber.


The bobber didn't go under, rather it went side ways and I decided to check it. This was the second fish I caught and it immediately began peeling drag even though I had set the drag when fighting the first fish.


"



did you get any measurements on the fish?
 
missmolly
07/13/2020 09:13AM
 
Mo63021: "Lynx Lake June 2020 by my son Stephen:



2 Small Mouth Bass caught in the back bay. The single bass was a 3.5 pounder and in the second pic one was 3.5 pounds and the other one was ONLY 3 pounds. Best of his fishing life so far.



"



Since you weighed them, did you also get their lengths?
 
Mo63021
07/13/2020 08:31AM
 
Lynx Lake June 2020 by my son Stephen:


2 Small Mouth Bass caught in the back bay. The single bass was a 3.5 pounder and in the second pic one was 3.5 pounds and the other one was ONLY 3 pounds. Best of his fishing life so far.



 
Mo63021
07/13/2020 09:42AM
 
missmolly: "Mo63021: "Lynx Lake June 2020 by my son Stephen:




2 Small Mouth Bass caught in the back bay. The single bass was a 3.5 pounder and in the second pic one was 3.5 pounds and the other one was ONLY 3 pounds. Best of his fishing life so far.




"




Since you weighed them, did you also get their lengths? "



The largest was apx 18 to 20 inches, the best I could figure. My son is 6ft and the fish went from his knee to the ground.
 
fishonfishoff
07/13/2020 11:08AM
 
I've caught bigger, but my "personal best bass" was about a 4#. It was at dawn on Moosecamp Lake and kept on jumping. It woke up one of my tripmates sleeping in a tent nearby. He yelled at me to keep the noise down but it was the smallie making all the noise! That is why it was my "best".
No photo, just released it to wake up other people!
FISHONFISHOFF
 
missmolly
07/13/2020 02:08PM
 
Mo63021: "missmolly: "Mo63021: "Lynx Lake June 2020 by my son Stephen:





2 Small Mouth Bass caught in the back bay. The single bass was a 3.5 pounder and in the second pic one was 3.5 pounds and the other one was ONLY 3 pounds. Best of his fishing life so far.





"





Since you weighed them, did you also get their lengths? "




The largest was apx 18 to 20 inches, the best I could figure. My son is 6ft and the fish went from his knee to the ground."



Thanks for answering!
 
scat
07/13/2020 09:16PM
 
I like the guy who has the min sizes tattooed on his arm. That made my day. What about slot limits on certain lakes. That could get messy.
Bass are fun to catch. I’m on a swim bait frenzy right now. They sure seem to like em.