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The Official "Guiness Book Of World Records" list 3103 as the most black bass caught in a single year. This record was established in 1993 (I believe) and is held by Dave Romeo who at that time lived on Long Island.

Pat X, correct me if I am wrong, but I believe most of those bass were caught in Kaelis Pond. ANY size bass counted.

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Scully, the record number is 3001 bass taken in a 90 day period out of Kahlers pond in Brookhaven. Now, if you want to talk about the size......I believe less than 5% of those fish were keepers. A while back a LI club was presented with the stats.

Most guys, in fact, none of the guys I talk to take the record seriously. Dink tournament fish have the dubious title of Romeo.

Are you interested in a record? I know a place where you and I can go in and beat it in less than a months time....they will be mostly keepers too. 8 hrs a day, I guarantee us 400 to 500 fish.
 

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Excellent reply Craig. I was following the adventures of Dave Romeo that year and also noted that he was quickly becoming the "Dink" champion of Long Island. Kaelis or Kahlers pond was the body of water he was dink-a-fy-ing. I drove out there to check the lake out with my friend Bill and we caught a bunch of shorts in no time flat, but no nice fish.
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As with any other business, and yes, this was a business type of move by Dave Romeo, perception and marketing are king. Dave is a bussy of mine, so I will leave it at that.

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I don't think that those numbers at that lake can be acheived these days though. There is a drop in the cover present at the lake....definatley Kahlers and its only 5 minutes from my house. There are some good fish in there now though. I fished with Robbie last year and took a 4 there on a prototype tube.

No doubt it was a business move. Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything bad to say about Dave. He did what worked for him at the time.

Last year he teamed up with a guy to try to start a tournament circuit here on LI......I don't know how it worked out though. I'm assuming it didn't because I haven't heard anything about it.
 

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Craig

I know a few places as well, one is a smallmouth river (Not Schoharie) However, not one of those smallmouth ever reach legal size....dont know why. All the 7 to 11 inch fish you can handle. I myself thought the record was 3001, however, in the 2001 book (Guiness Book) it lists Daves record at 3103. And the record states YEAR, not 90 days.

I agree with Pat. This was a "smart" business move on Daves part....it has opened more than a few doors for him over the years.

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I'm willing to bet we could do it in a months time with 50% or more of the bass being legal. Definately opened some doors for him, good decision on Dave's part.
 

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Dave (the record holder) knew someone who worked for Guiness. They set the criteria and he made weekly reports. I believe, I may be wrong, they came out and spent a few days with him. I do know that there was a representative with him the day he established the record at 3001. There was already a record on the books for 3000.

Are you going to make a run for the record? That would make for some interesting reading....thats if you had time to write. lol

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No, no plans of trying. It just seems that 3000+ is very obtainable for someone with the time and money to do so. It doesn't seem that "far out of reach".

After Hugefish's post about reaching 1000 for the season, it got me thinking about what I caught for the season. I really have no record, but it seems like I may be in that 800-1200 range, maybe. With fishing 33 tournaments this season so far, days prefishing for many of them plus all the days "fun fishing"....man.....that all adds up! (especially if you count the dinks)
 

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Noel, based on some of your reports, I would have to agree that you must have caught in excess of 1,000 bass. Not only do you have a ton of quality fish, I would say that your average # of fish per trip is pretty high....even if you exclude the dinks! :D
 

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Noel....How many tournaments? 33? Holy S--t. I thought I was bad with 20.

There was a time, a few springs back, I was fishing Lake Erie. One day I caught 127 and 111 the second day. The next two days we didnt count, but probably caught close to 100 a day. I went back two weeks later with my brother and probably caught another 150 in two days of fishing.

Someone who lived close enough to fish Erie on a consistant basis could do it easily I would think.

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Scully,

Picture this:

You an I spend 30 days on Winni and Winnisquam with a couple hundred pounds of our favorite unmentionable baits. I would bet we would beat that record hands down.

My arms are getting tired just thinking about that.

Come to think of it; that would be a great retirement goal = nothing but time off and fishing with a good friend = NICE.

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I know of a place where this record could be beaten EASILY and would probably take no more than 2 months to do it. The fish would also be an average of 2+ pounds. There is a golf course in Mississippi that my friend & guru Lawrence & I used to fish on. It has 7 or 8 water traps (all a few acres each) that are LOADED with bass. Because these water holes are on the golf course not every one has access to fish their and the fish seem to hit anything that moves. On an average day we would hit it at about 6:30 and fish til 10:30----come back at 3-ish and fish til dusk. We would always catch about 40-60 quality fish EACH for our daily total. You can do the math. If I had the time.........???
 

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Guys,

Your off base here men.

Dave MAY have known someone at Guiness (although Im DAMN sure he didnt at the time - he cold called them for months to find out who to deal with), but he basically did it through sheer hard work. Dave contacted all the major publications in the area (NY Times, Newsday, Field & Stream, etc.) and had a member of the press with him to document an verify the record catches. This made the catch legitimate AND gave him press out the ying yang.

BTW - Dave did this in 77 days, not a year.

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Thanks for clarifying Pat

I thought Hugefish catching a 1000 was amazing...Then Earthy says he did 2500 which is staggering and Dave does over 3000 in 77 days...
This is one impressed guy...Great Job By ALL...
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not to take away from anybody,but 1000 quality fish is way more impressive than a ton of dinks!!!yes,3000 fish is a lot.have i ever done it?no.:beerchug:
 
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