#2858, "RE: DIXON TOAD CAUGHT TODAY" In response to Reply # 1
21lbs. 11oz, this was not the same bass I caught in "2001", I was at the lake, and got to take a real good look at the bass, it was a totally different body shape, a much larger bass that easily at some point will be over 23 lbs...........It was 28" long x 26 3/4 girth
#2862, "RE: DIXON TOAD CAUGHT TODAY" In response to Reply # 2
Way-ti-go Jed!! Boy did I put my foot in my mouth when I said the Japanese 19.4 would probably be the largest caught this year, anywhere. There have been two bigger that have come out of Dixon. I talked to "The Boss" Mike Long today, and he "plucked" a ninteener out of his lake today (oops--is that a secret Mike?). By-the-way, I interviewed the guy that got the 19.4 at Lake Ikehara in Japan. He and his group of guys that share info, 5 dudes, have got 30 teeners this season, as well as a 16.85 pounder. They have been working on two fish that are much larger than the 19.4 ( they all saw the 19.4, and several of them worked on it for 2 days in the crystal clear water). But until they catch it, I would say that the largest bass in japan is 19.4 lbs. That is just the way it is, in my opinion. Since I am rambling on, Biwa Lake in Japan produced countless double didgit fish this season. To see some of them go to my web site www.bigbait.jp click on the generic swimbait section in the Big Bait area of the menu. Sorry, only japanese as of yet....we are working on an English version, and Spanish and Italian in the future. Until next time, Capt. G, G-style, 109
#2865, "RE: DIXON TOAD CAUGHT TODAY" In response to Reply # 2
Well what a difference a day makes, I got the pictures back I took of Jed's bass , and compared them to my 20.75 in "2001" I am 99.9% sure that it is the same bass, there is a black dot under the right chin in the exact same spot on my pictures, and the pictures of the 21.70........catch and release, I guess this girl might try to make the top 25 list three times.
#2866, "RE: DIXON TOAD CAUGHT TODAY" In response to Reply # 9
Mike, That is really awesome to hear about the likelihood that this fish was your same fish from 2001! 2003 has been the year of the big bass, and what's so amazing is that every fish I can think of over 18 this year has been caught and released Congratulations to Jed on his huge catch. What a bass!!!