Re: Large bass behavior
True, there is much more catch and release today. but, I don't think the real monsters benefit much from that. There is so much excitement when a 50 is taken, that the angler wants to prove it. We also get a lot of "released fifties" that were measured, but not weighed and often, no doubt, they are just 50 inches total length and weigh 41 pounds. It is not a "fifty" unless it is weighed. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of 40s for every 50. And remember that the big bass are more likely in boats.