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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]
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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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