As noted earlier, Toledo Bend ranks last in bassing average among the 2012 Elite Series venues. So, how does it do on average bass weight?
It's right in the middle, though the overall numbers here might surprise you.
The average bass weighed in at Toledo Bend this week was 2.6922 pounds (about 2-11). That's third among 2012 venues.
The top mark — believe it or not — belongs to Bull Shoals at 2.7676 (a little better than 2-12). Second is Okeechobee at 2.7461. Fourth is Douglas at 2.5505, and last is the St. Johns at 2.3922. As you can see, they're pretty closely grouped, but I bet would few fans would have predicted Bull Shoals to lead the way. It just goes to show that timing can be everything, and a good prespawn tournament will put up the best weights of the year.
Historically, the best average bass weight in Elite (or B.A.S.S.) history came in 2008 on Falcon Lake. There, the average fish brought to the scales weighed a whopping 4.9142 pounds (almost 4-15). Paul Elias (fishing today) won with 20 bass weighing 132-8 — still a record.
I've got one more Toledo Bend stat for you. Stay tuned.