I have been to lake Baccarac, it is an arid jungle enviroment. they do not have saguaros there either. that picture is pleasant. they do have some pretty lush fields of hippy grass growing up in the river though??????????
15 lbs is possible for that fish. I enlarged the picture, and based on the length of his pinkie from the middle knuckle to the tip of the pinkie that fish is 14 pinkies long. My pinkie is about 2 inches long.
So that fish could have been 28" long. I contacted a local big bass expert and he says a 26"-28" long bass is about 15+ lbs.
thats right my 16 lb 12 oz bass i caught on martinez lake measured 281/4 inches long . now that fish went to the taxidermist because she died when i was having her weighed on a certified scale.only 3 oz under breaking the az colorado river record.the current record is a 16lb14oz that dale caught on the river.