FISHING THE BIG D (DELAWARE)

Jim S. McKay

Largemouth Bass Weight Chart

Length Weight pounds Age

inches

12 0.87 3 yr

13 1.14

14 1.45 4 yr

15 1.82

16 2.25 5 yr

17 2.74

18 3.31 6 yr

19 3.95 7 yr

20 4.68 8 yr

21 5.49 9 yr

22 6.40 10 yr

23 7.41

24 8.52

25 9.75

26 11.09

27 12.55

28 14.15

29 15.87

 

Growth rate varies greatly so all number are approximate

3 Pound , 5 to 6 year old 17.5 Large Mouth Bass

Note the age of these fish.

They are not fast growing and should be returned

Master Chief's three pounder 17-inch bassFishing big d logo

Figures are from Pennsylvania Bass

 

Bass from the south in slower waters will be heaver and fatter than northern fast moving waters bass

This chart does not work well with old small mouth bass from lakes. The older one tend to grow fat like sunfish . The state record small mouth in Ohio was only 23-inch long with a girth of 20-inches and weight over 9 pounds. This fat one I caught was 20-inches with a 20-inch girth and weight in close to 7 pounds

Fat small mouth bass
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