New Oklahoma largemouth record

After more than a decade, the Sooner State now has a new top mark for largemouths

Benny Williams with OK record largemouth
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Benny Williams Jr. poses with the new Oklahoma record largemouth bass.

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Ken Duke

Ken Duke

Ken Duke is the Managing Editor of Fishing Tackle Retailer and the author of two books on bass fishing. Follow him on Twitter @thinkbass.

There's a new top bass in Oklahoma, and it came from a 78-acre lake in LeFlore County on March 23, 2012. Benny Williams Jr. was the fortunate angler. His lunker weighed 14 pounds, 12.3 ounces and struck a Stike King jig on Cedar Lake. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has the story here.

Williams' bass breaks the mark of 14-11.52 set by William Cross in 1999. That record largemouth came from Broken Bow Lake.

At just over 14 3/4 pounds, the Oklahoma largemouth record is the 15th biggest state record in the country. The state's biggest smallmouth weighed 8-3 and was taken in 2006. The state record spotted bass weighed 8-2 and was caught in 1958, making it one of the oldest black bass records in the nation.

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