Topics: Bass Records

Kentuckians can drive in smallmouth style

Oct 24, 2012

Caught way back in 1955, the world record smallmouth bass from Dale Hollow Lake is now being commemorated on a Kentucky license plate.

The million dollar catch?

Aug 20, 2012

A B.A.S.S. member catches a record bass — but will red tape keep him from collecting a huge cash prize?

The story of George Perry

Jun 2, 2012

June 2 marks the anniversary of George W. Perry's record largemouth bass catch. Tied, but still not beaten, it's the most sought-after record in the books.

New Missouri record largemouth ... on a trotline!

May 21, 2012

Yes, in Missouri you can get a bass in the record books by catching it on a trotline ... or a jug ... or a limb line.

World record spotted bass

Apr 20, 2012

Eleven years ago, a California pharmacist caught the biggest spotted bass anyone's ever seen. Here's how he did it.

10-10 is new Delaware record

Mar 29, 2012

A 10-pound bass is big anywhere, but in Delaware it's record class.

New Oklahoma largemouth record

Mar 28, 2012

What's the next best thing to a world record largemouth, smallmouth or spot? How about a state record! Benny Williams Jr. got the job done last week.

New largemouth bass record set in Arkansas

Mar 1, 2012

On Tuesday, Paul Crowder of Forrest City, Ark., set the new largemouth bass state record with a 16-pound, 5-ounce bass on Lake Dunn near Wynne.

World Record Follies, Frauds and Hoaxes (Part 1)

Jul 3, 2011

In the 79 years since George Perry caught his 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth, there have been several claims to usurp the top spot. It wasn't until July 2, 2009 — with Manabu Kurita's 22-5 — that anyone could fairly claim a better fish. Here are a few of the most memorable claims that fell very, very short.

IGFA creates length category for record bass

May 6, 2011

With so many people preferring to release their fish — even their record-class fish — it only makes sense to create a record classification for fish length.

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