Butterballs, chunky monkeys and wildebeests

In March, Greg Hackney pulled a very lively 10-pound, 9-ounce bass out of his weigh-in bag at the first Bassmaster Elite Series event of the 2012 season. "At home, we call this kind a tree-shaker," he said of the St. Johns River bass.

Clever, we thought. Sometimes anglers get caught in a rut saying just "hawg" or "lunker."

So we asked our B.A.S.S. Facebook fans what they call a big ol' bass when they see it. We got more than 1,600 comments! Here's what they said:

  • pig, hoss, fatty
  • beast, brute, monster
  • sucker, giant, dandy
  • sow cow
  • moose, toad, mule
  • whopper
  • Sasquatch or Basssquatch
  • chunk, chub, slob
  • big nasty
  • slaunch donkey (credited multiple times to Mark Zona)
  • Godzilla, water zilla, hogzilla or Basszilla
  • butterball
  • football
  • bucketmouth
  • Rumpletoadskin (by Sv Rider)
  • Hog Molly
  • biggun'
  • girl names: Nadine, Bertha, Mona, Jezebel
  • boy names: Bubba, Tyrone, Ned
  • big mama or big papa
  • Frankenstein
  • swamp donkey
  • swamp gator
  • grass monster
  • Big Mac
  • wildebeest
  • Big Mama Jama
  • hippopotobass
  • slobber knocker
  • chunky monkey
  • pole bender
  • behemoth
  • hydrilla gorilla
  • Jolly Green Giant
  • Toad Choker
  • humdinger
  • Slabber Jabber
  • Granddaddy
  • whale
  • log donkey
  • moss monkey
  • tank, truck, hemi
  • Loch Ness Monster
  • swamp jockey
  • stump knocker
  • hammer, bruiser, beefcake
  • Boom Boom Pow
  • heart attack
  • wooly monster
  • stud
  • game changer
  • freak neasty
  • Donkey Kong
  • Yeti
  • T-Rex, Donkeysaurus Rex, Slobosaurus Rex, pteradactyl
  • Shamu
  • Bernice (1 to 5 pounds), Betty (6 to 9 pounds) and Basheeba (10 and up) -- courtesy of Scott Snow

What do you call a big bass? Post it in the comments below! And like us on the B.A.S.S. Facebook page to connect with anglers just like you — and to show off your very own Basheeba!

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