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5 LB Shellcracker

stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,500 Admiral

A man caught one at 

Lake Havasu on the Arizona California border.




Fisherman Catches Giant 5-Pound Redear Sunfish on Lake Havasu (msn.com)

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  • JonsredfishinJonsredfishin Posts: 2,838 Captain
    edited May 13 #2
    I bet that thing pulled like a 30 pound grouper. 

    Always wanted to go out there and do that. They sight fish for them in deep water. 
    One president put a man on the moon.
    Another president put a man in the Lady's bathroom.
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,500 Admiral
    edited May 13 #3
    They have a closer place Merritt Mill pond out of Marianna FL.  They catch 4 lbers there.  Haven't seen a 5 lber but they're probably there.
  • gogittumgogittum Nature CoastPosts: 3,022 Captain
    I wonder if it was caught at the base of the dam ??  It looks like it's extremely well fed and to grow to that size would need a very healthy, consistent food source.  Small fish getting chopped up in the turbines have produced some wonderful catches at dams in other areas.
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,735 Moderator
    A toad of a shellcracker !!

    "You'll get your weather"
  • louislouis Posts: 76 Deckhand
    I second Merritts Mill pond.  Grew up in the panhandle and personally caught them in the 3lb 10ounce plus range.  Also bluegill that the tail curled over the edge of a 12 inc cast iron skillet.  Had many a great trip there always went for a week first full moon after March.
  • JonsredfishinJonsredfishin Posts: 2,838 Captain
    louis said:
    I second Merritts Mill pond.  Grew up in the panhandle and personally caught them in the 3lb 10ounce plus range.  Also bluegill that the tail curled over the edge of a 12 inc cast iron skillet.  Had many a great trip there always went for a week first full moon after March.
    Place looks awesome. Where did you stay?
    One president put a man on the moon.
    Another president put a man in the Lady's bathroom.
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