deep wrote: Bass Junkie wrote:
dragon1 wrote:I believe Dottie was originally foul hooked on the outside of her jaw on a jig.
Not initially. Mike Long and Jed Dickerson both caught Dottie before Mac Weakley's capture of her.
That is correct, from what I read. Mr. Long caught her on a Castaic bait I think.
I'd be interested in knowing if a 3:16 bait has ever caught even a teener, not counting Dickerson's catch- which was off a bed, and IMO depends more on the angler's skill than the particular bait used.
Good to know gents...but was she at ~ 25lbs (as guessed) the other previous times? Just curious as I meant this in context that she was not caught previously as a world record catch. I believe one must beat the standing record by a few ounces as well like the WRLMB from Lake Biwa, Japan?
Here is a short blurb I found: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2009/feb ... nd-dottie/
"But we know this.
She was Mike Long's catch at 20 pounds, 10 ounces in April 2001.
She was Jed Dickerson's Dottie at 21 pounds, 11½ ounces in 2003. Witnesses that day on the Dixon Lake dock, including supervising ranger Jim Dayberry, saw her push the certified scale to 22 pounds, 7 ounces. That would have broken Perry's legendary 22-4. It should have. But when she was weighed later, she had lost some roe and some of her most recent meal and weighed less. And for some reason, still roughly unexplained, her original weight wasn't counted.
It should have been.
And in her final dance with the record-chasing Bassbusters, Dottie, after some serious bingeing and egg-bearing, tipped the hand-held scale on the fishing dock at Dixon Lake in March of 2006 at 25 pounds, 1 ounce. But Weakley had inadvertently foul-hooked her off her spawning bed. He still could have submitted the catch as a IGFA all-tackle record, but Weakley was crushed by the controversy and didn't apply."