Nice pic and nice string of Bass! Wow April 1973, that brings back some memories! I had just arrived at my Duty Station in Germany (formerly West Germany). I was assigned to Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battlalion, 33rd Armored (Tigers) in 1st Brigade of the 3rd Armored Division at KirchGöens. We were the last Tank Battalion of Patton's Tiger Division.
No, I have never seen a string of largemouth or even smallmouth bass that big! I would bet that your dad was extremely proud of that catch and that day and that you were proud he was your dad!
Growing up, we ate catfish, squirrel, rabbit and quail a lot but also ate a lot of pork and chicken as my dad and mom raised both hogs and chickens. My dad made the best pork sausage in Knox or any of the surrounding counties and my mom made chicken and dumplings to die for!
I once saw a pickup truck bed full of Stripers brought back from Dale Hollow Lake and a car trunk full of Brooder Trout in West Virginia. The sad thing about both catches was that they were illegal in both instances as there were only two guys that caught the Stripers and two guys that caught the Trout which was well above the Limit.
Now here is a pic of my Dad from 1973 and a \"REAL NICE\" string of largemouth bass...
The top 10 weighed 79 lbs 15 oz.
He caught that string fishing by himself on a lake in west TN - said there were tornado warnings out but he just kept on fishing that day. He caught most of those within a 2 hour period.
When I was a kid growing up we ate more fish, deer, squirrel, quail, dove, etc... than we did beef, pork, chicken.
I have never seen a picture of a string of bass from TN that even came close to this one. I expect it could be the largest string of bass ever caught in the state of TN.
Tn....I will have to agree with you, that is probably the best string if bass I have ever seen. That is really something, just plain awesome !!!! I love the look on your dads face, I like them old pictures. Thanks for sharing that is to cool.
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