I think you were directing your comment toward me and I agree it is a little unfair to compare California bass to ones in Florida but to be fair I did post my 7 3/4 lber from Lake Tarpon. I will tell you what though, from the little I fished in California and from what I have seen how they catch there big bass there, I will take Florida bass any day. The bass fishing for the monstor bass of California is a whole different way of fishing for the most part, I enjoy working structure near shoreline not fishing 20-60' deep in large clearwater impoundments.
Yes I think they are mostly Florida strain but they are a different breed when it comes to fishing for them, the guy I fished with in California almost laughed at me when I brought my Florida gear and lures in the boat, he said you could try but you won't catch anything with that stuff but we were fishing much deeper water than I would ever fish in Florida where I love to cast to the bank and fish grass lines and structure close to shore.
Also the guy I fished with had around 20 fish over 10 lbs with 2 of them being over 13 but nothing bigger than 14 but he mainly fished for big fish only, he said the day I got mine that we may not get anybites but if we did they would be big and he was right, I got my 9 lb 15ozer and missed another spotted bass in the 8 lb range.