Cobb's judge recounts the catch

Bobby Frederick of San Antonio, Texas, had the privilege on Sunday of judging for Brandon Cobb. And of course, he witnessed and confirmed the weight of the 11 pound, 1 ounce largemouth that currently has Cobb in first place and to also receive a Toyota Tundra for the big catch.

“He was just trying to cull a three or four pounder, that was all,” he recalled. “He worked on what he thought was a five-pounder for about 20 minutes."

He continued, "When he set the hook the rod bowed and the fish didn’t budge a bit. He didn’t realize how big it really was, and neither did I, until he landed it on the driver side. When he grabbed it it kept growing and getting wider.”

Frederick said Cobb was fun to be with all day, staying loose and carrying on a jovial conversation with him and cameraman Jake Latendresse.