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Whatcha Think He Weighed??

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Yesterday my buddy and I were fishing a local creek; there is about a 200 yard stretch of shoals where we got out waded.  Got the surprise of a lifetime when this bad boy started pulling serious drag as we were fishing for spots in shallow water. We were about 100 yards from the boat when I hooked into this hawg, so I didn't have the scales or measuring board. Curious as to how much you think he might have weighed? Felt like he might have been between 15# - 20#, but I'm not sure...

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Maybe even a little less. Look at that thin stomach.

(that could explain the shallow water bite, as he was HUNGRY)

 

In any case, getting that kind of surprise when fishing is always a plus!

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On 8/30/2020 at 2:49 PM, Robert59 said:

Hmm. Maybe 12 pounds. Maybe a bit more. Nice catch.

My guess was 12.  Great fish, especially on light tackle! And to let him swim! Way to go.  

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Striped bass always weigh a lot less than we estimate by looking at them. Very difficult to tell from a photo but a great catch regardless of weight. To catch a striper like that in a shallow creek is awesome! It doesn’t get much better than that.

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