Jun 27, 2010

A brief thought about four

Once in the net, I was sure she'd go four.


Alas, a half pound shy.  I'm ashamed of my disappointment.

8 comments:

  1. Do not be ashamed, 3 1/2 is nothing to sneeze about.

    Mark

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  2. I just stuck a 3lb 14oz fish, so I was shy of 4 too. I did nail a 4lb 8oz the other day off almost the exact same spot doing the exact same thing, but I know how you feel. For the longest time, I couldn't break the 4lb mark. I'm starting to think that 4lbs is one of those special numbers, a hurdle for growing bass to get over in life.

    Even though we have big fish in our area lakes, a sack full of 3lb fish will likely put an angler at the top of the list in a tourney.

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  3. @Mark - I'm not ashamed of the fish, just at my disappoint. It's a good fish, but when I netted it I really thought I had broken 4.

    @Dem - I read about yours and I agree. Around here the size limit is usually 17 or 18 inches, which is right around the 3-3.5 lb mark. While I've never broken 4lb, I've caught bazillions that were just shy. My theory is that as soon as they get close to 4, someone takes them home.

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  4. Sadly, most of my fish are measured in inches not pounds. Clif, you are a fortunate angler to be able to fish Bass and play the pounds game.

    That is a beautiful fish period!

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  5. Fours are tough to come by in our area. That's a good fish any day.

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  6. 4 pounds or not, nice catch Clif!

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