Have you ever heard the saying, “You’re doing something right if you catch a four pounder?” Whether you have or have not, it makes a lot of sense. I’ve been hearing it for years, and use that saying to weigh the potential of a given bass fishery. Many other anglers do the same, because four pounds is the mark that most believe distinguishes “grade school” bass from the adults. That’s important because adults won’t often deviate from a pattern that is suitable not only for their needs, but for the needs of others just like them. In other words, if you find one four pounder, there’s a good chance whatever you’re throwing, and the location your fishing, will produce more bass that size or bigger. What’s also important about the four-pound mark is that once a bass hits it, its weight growth rate skyrockets compared to its length growth rate.