Thursday, May 26, 2011

NO! Not A MN State Record Bass

(Photo: Star Tribune)

The Star Tribune's head Outdoor Sportswriter Dennis Anderson asks "Was Bass a Record?" Supposedly the measurements on this fish were 23.5" Length and 21.5" girth. If those measurements were accurate it would no doubt be a record fish. However, I think the fish's true length is 21 inches max and probably isn't even that. Yes, it's good fish but I don't know that it's 6lbs, let alone 9+.

Congratulations Dennis, you got me to blog about it.


Jeremy Thornton said...

The fish is almost as long as from her shoulder to just past her waist. If it's less than 21" I guess she is a really really short person.

Basspastor said...

The fish is not being held right next to her body but out front. The farther out front the more the length compared to her body will distort. I'm 5'8" and measured what is the same distance on me. That is how I came up with the max of 21", but I don't think it is that long because as I say, the fish is in front of her. My guess is she is shorter than 5'8".