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Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by HaroldtheMeek, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. With temperatures in the high 90s i decided it might be a good time to get in some water last night.
    Hit a nearby spot on the little miami and caught a couple little smallmouth and two nice channel cats on a homemade crankbait. The cats were 23 and 21 inchers, and fought like heck.
    Just when it was getting time to leave, I snagged and lost the crank and decided to take a couple casts with my old standby, a 3 inch jigworm. First cast i got a tap, set the hook and thought Id connected with another big channel cat. Then she jumped and i almost had a heart attack.
    After two more jumps and a good long fight I landed the second biggest bass Ive ever caught. She measured 19 inches in length, and was 5 inches wide, from back to belly. Anyone have any idea what a fish like that would weigh?
     
  2. LMRsmallmouth

    LMRsmallmouth LMR Master Angler

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    Probably around 3.5lbs for a smallie in our local rivers right now. Keep in mind...a 19 inch smallie is ALOT more impressive than a 19 inch greenie bass. 19 inch greenies grow on trees, a 19 inch smallie is a rare treat indeed....nice fish!
     

  3. sevenx

    sevenx "I sat by the river" N.Mc

    Real nice fish, As lmrsmallmouth said that is a great fish for the lmr basin. congrats. S
     
  4. 3-3.5lbs and a very impressive fish for the lmr
     
  5. id say a 19 inch river smallie is around 3.5 lbs or so... I also caught a smallie over 19 incher out of the LMR the other day... which was my largest for the LMR..Great job
     
  6. Mr. Basskisser

    Mr. Basskisser Hard Core Fishing Fool!

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    Google "fish weight calculator". It will give you severals sites. They ask for length and girth and species. The fish in my avatar was 18.5 inches long, 12 inch girth. I got results that said 3.4 to 4 pounds. Good job on that smallie!!
     
  7. 3.5 to 4 pounds sounds better than 3.5 so thats what I'll go with.
    What did you catch your big one on 1badmthr?
    I plan to be back in the river by five oclock this afternoon, those fish seem to turn on when it gets really hot outside.
     
  8. LMRsmallmouth

    LMRsmallmouth LMR Master Angler

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    Now Dave....I KNOW you didn't catch her on a tube...lol
    (but I know what you did catch her on...lol)
    I dont blame you for keeping it secret...hehe
    My next one came on a Vlasic Pickle....incase anyone asks...lol
     
  9. hahah, no that fish i actually did catch on a tube....lol...ill have to try the pickle idea. ha
     
  10. rblake

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    bread & butter or dill, do you guys have gps coordinates you could give me?