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#1413267 - 07/18/09 07:26 PM Bass Tournaments
DieseL10-4
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I've been fishing a lot of bass tournaments in michigan this year. The fishing have been pretty good and there have been some big fish caught. I'd say the average 5 fish limit that wins the tournaments is around 14-15lb. I was just wondering if any of you fish tournament and what the average bass 5 fish winning weight is? I realize it greatly differs from lake to lake, but i'm just looking for an average. I have hunted tennessee my whole life, but have only fished for trout there. I was just wondering what kind of bass TN lakes produce compared to michigan.
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#1413313 - 07/18/09 08:23 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: DieseL10-4]
Rackseeker
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I've been fishing a tournament series this year. On one of TN's lakes in southern middle Tn. We fish one tournament a month from Feb. to Sept., it has been taking at least 16 lbs./ 5 fish to win each tournament. Up until last month all smallmouth has been winning.
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#1413327 - 07/18/09 08:42 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: Rackseeker]
tophat
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Around my area its been around 18 lbs.
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#1413328 - 07/18/09 08:44 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: tophat]
mossyhorns300
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I was gonna say, it seems like you need at least 18-20 lbs just to cash in any tourneys around Pickwick and Ky Lake areas here.
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#1413442 - 07/18/09 09:57 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: mossyhorns300]
DieseL10-4
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I guess it really matters what lake you're fishing. If I was fishing the detroit river or lake st.clair, the winning poundage would be around 20. Seems like you guess have some pretty good sized bass down there!
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#1413458 - 07/18/09 10:21 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: DieseL10-4]
kdxdude
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On Chickamauga around 22-23 lbs is winning. In April, one tournament the winning weight was 31.95. I think it was a new lake record, not 100% sure though.
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#1413462 - 07/18/09 10:24 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: kdxdude]
stik
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hearing reports of 24-27 lb strings on ft. loudon.
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#1413464 - 07/18/09 10:27 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: stik]
kdxdude
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I read where a guy I know won 1st at Watts Bar, 3 fish limit, 14.48 lbs
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#1413511 - 07/19/09 01:59 AM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: kdxdude]
jh
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Usually 20lbs to get money on CH in the bigger tournaments....
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#1413614 - 07/19/09 08:56 AM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: jh]
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20 lbs in mid Tenn
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#1413648 - 07/19/09 09:48 AM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: Football Hunter]
username
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I wouldn't feel safe with less than 28lb on KY lake. I've been beat with 27.22 this year. Got beat with 26.03 last Saturday! \:\)

Most of the winning bags have been 26lb since the spawn was over. It's crazy but the weights actually went up, post spawn this year.

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#1413654 - 07/19/09 09:57 AM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: Football Hunter]
Kimberman
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There is a 2 fish night tourney on Watts Bar that was won with 15 lbs about a month ago. Yes, I said 2 fish!
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#1413789 - 07/19/09 02:19 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: DieseL10-4]
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Chickamauga is putting out some big 5 fish weights in tournaments this year. I have fished two TX's that 25+ pounds won it.

I hold two weekly tournaments on different parts of Chickamauga and they are both 3 fish limit. The average winning weights are right around 11.8 on the lower Chickamauga and 9.89 up on the Hiwasee river end of Chickamauga for 3 fish. So that would equal a 5 fish bag of 18.63 lbs on the lower Chick and 16.48 lbs on the upper Chick.

Wolftever Tournament winning weights: (3 fish)

7/17/2009.......................13.25 Pounds
7/10/2009.......................12.48 Pounds
6/26/2009.......................10.51 Pounds
6/19/2009........................9.88 pounds
6/12/2009........................9.22 Pounds
5/29/2009.......................11.74 Pounds


Hiwasee B&B TX Winning weights: (3 Fish)

7/13/2009.......................12.17 Pounds
7/06/2009........................9.17 Pounds
6/29/2009........................9.51 Pounds
6/22/2009.......................13.92 Pounds
6/15/2009........................9.22 Pounds
6/08/2009........................7.54 Pounds
6/01/2009........................7.71 Pounds
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#1413894 - 07/19/09 04:40 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: Football Hunter]
rutnstrut2
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18-25 on norris depends on if the smallmouth bit is on like it is right now, one tourney 26.8 five fish all small mouth
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#1413974 - 07/19/09 07:03 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: rutnstrut2]
kdxdude
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 Originally Posted By: rutnstrut2
18-25 on norris depends on if the smallmouth bit is on like it is right now, one tourney 26.8 five fish all small mouth



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#1414351 - 07/20/09 04:04 AM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: kdxdude]
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Last tournament I fished it took 35 pounds to cash.
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#1415153 - 07/20/09 03:48 PM Re: Bass Tournaments [Re: bowriter]
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It has took 18 - 20 lbs to win and sometimes even get a check since March on Center Hill.
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