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86-pound bass caught -- and released --

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Comment by theking on February 20, 2009 at 6:36pm
No way in hell that fish weighs anywhere close to 86lbs.
Comment by John Mason on February 22, 2009 at 6:54pm
i agree. 60 maybe.
Comment by Geno on February 25, 2009 at 6:21pm
Jay,
Can you please clarify?!?! I can find no corroboration. As RON asked, WHERE... WHEN... ? I may add who?
Comment by jaymann on February 25, 2009 at 7:02pm
I got just what you see: a photo -- from NUMEROUS sources, i.e. emails. Nobody had any details, including (one of the sources) Tony C., the man who follows big bass closer than anyone. I passed the pic on mainly to perk interest -- and maybe get to the source of the photo. These check-it-out things come along every so often but they're usally only verbal fish tales so a tale with a pic is a tad more inticing. I assure you I'll send on any detailed data I get. Also, a couple folks have compared the fish in the photo with the famed outside-the-shop shot of the McReynold's fish and it is HUGELY doubtful the latest fish can match up much less surpass the world record. But, then, who knows how big the guy in the recent photo is.
Comment by Geno on February 25, 2009 at 8:37pm
Thanks Jay,
I can now sleep tonight!
Comment by theking on February 25, 2009 at 8:41pm
Hey Jay, How's it goin buddy? Ok here's the scoop-It is alleged that the bass was caught near Port Deposite MD, the northern area of the Chesapeake- a tributary. It's a closed season there now though. I saw several pictures of the bass with the guy above and his son, I really doubt they released it and if they did it certainly did not survive. Look at the way he is holding it, plus they passed it around for pics. The only way she would have made it would be if they never raised it out of the water, let alone the damage caused by lifting if by the gills and keeping her out of the water to pass her around for pics. They claimed they were on a school of cows, and that they lost a bigger one that straightened the hook- BS if you ask me. None the less it's a hell of a fish, but there is no way in hell it's 86lbs. I have caught and seen bass in the 50+lbs. range and thats more like it. The fish calculator meth is not accurate for bass over 40lbs. a 53" bass is usually high 50 low 60 lbs. ?????????

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