"somewhere in Middleboro" - I only made 3 casts with a white Bass Pro Shops Lazer Eye spinnerbait - 3/8oz, double nickel willow blades. BIG bass nails it about 10 feet in front of me... I battle it on a short line(12lb Vicious 100% fluorocarbon), but land it. I estimate it at 5 pounds EASY - take measurements, pics & video, then release it. I check the measurements when I get home with the Texas Parks & Wildlife department largemouth bass chart(they use it for immediate catch & release 'paper' tournaments) - 22 1/8 inches long & 6.52 pounds!!! No, an estimate will never be as accurate as a scale, but they certainly know what they're talking about(the Texas state record largemouth is over 18 pounds!!!), and I'm not gonna keep a bass for the wall(i.e., kill it) unless we're talking 7 or 8 pounds.
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