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42 pounder landed on WB - rumor or not??

Posted: January 3rd, 2018, 8:36 am
by Jason Burnette
Talking to some crappy/bass guys on WB over the weekend and they were telling us about a 42 pounder a buddy of theirs landed in the back of one of the creeks a week ago on a A-Rig. Can anyone confirm this? Seen any photos?

Re: 42 pounder landed on WB - rumor or not??

Posted: January 3rd, 2018, 9:52 am
by Ezell Cox
I can not confirm but it is very likely this time of year to catch some fat & full belly 40+ pound fish on WB. As the pre spawn eggs fill out with a full belly a 40 pound fish will sometimes not make the 40 inch mark. There are often exaggerated claims.

Re: 42 pounder landed on WB - rumor or not??

Posted: January 3rd, 2018, 12:38 pm
by Mike Ward
Ezell Cox wrote:
January 3rd, 2018, 9:52 am
There are often exaggerated claims.
From fisherman? No..... :lol:

Re: 42 pounder landed on WB - rumor or not??

Posted: January 3rd, 2018, 10:38 pm
by David Powell
Ezell Cox wrote:
January 3rd, 2018, 9:52 am
I can not confirm but it is very likely this time of year to catch some fat & full belly 40+ pound fish on WB. As the pre spawn eggs fill out with a full belly a 40 pound fish will sometimes not make the 40 inch mark. There are often exaggerated claims.
X2 Especially the last line

Ton of fat heavy winter time fish in Watts Bar, they can just be hard to find sometimes

Re: 42 pounder landed on WB - rumor or not??

Posted: January 5th, 2018, 2:36 pm
by Jason Burnette
My guess was it was a nice fish, but an exaggeration. Just wanted to know if it had been confirmed by any of you fella's in the know.