New Missouri record largemouth ... on a trotline!

No, it's not the "reel" state record

Dylan Gilmore
Missouri Department of Conservation
Dylan Gilmore and Austin Lake pose with the new Missouri record largemouth bass taken via trotline.

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Ken Duke

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Dylan Gilmore was hoping to catch a few catfish for the dinner table, but when he pulled in his trotline, he got a big surprise. It was a 9-pound largemouth and a new state record for a trotline! 

Missouri not only recognizes trotline-caught bass in their record book, but you can also get in the book with a big smallmouth taken jug fishing (the current record is 4-3) or with a spotted bass taken limblining (you need to beat 1-12).

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