The global bass fishing community is abuzz over the catch of what many believe should be the next world record largemouth.
Now that a potential new world record largemouth bass has been landed and in Japan of all places! what needs to happen to seal the deal and get the fish entered in the record books?
What lure did George W. Perry use to catch the world record largemouth bass?
As far as most bass fishermen are concerned, the number to beat is 22 pounds, 4 ounces. To smallmouth bass fishermen, it is 11-15.
The list below is a work in progress. The catches on the lists are accurate and authentic as far as we have been able to determine. We are aware, however, that other legitimate catches have been made that deserve to be on this list.
A list of the top 25 all-time heaviest smallmouth bass.
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When David Hayes caught his 11-pound, 15-ounce brown bass from Dale Hollow Lake in 1955, he knew it was bigger than any smallmouth he had ever seen before.
Controversy swirls around this fish that stood as the world record for more than 40 years and now splits the record keeping authorities squarely down the middle.