Topics: Leitchfield

David Hayes and the World Record Smallmouth Bass

Aug 21, 2008

On July 9, 1955, David Lee Hayes, his wife, Ruth, and their 6-year-old son were spending the day on Dale Hollow Lake on the Tennessee-Kentucky border.

Once and Future King

Aug 6, 2008

David Hayes was stripped of his crown for catching the largest smallmouth. It took 10 years to correct but all's well in the end.