Livesay’s 42-3 is 3rd best all-time

Lee Livesay has put himself in the B.A.S.S. recordbook today. And he’s still got almost two hours left to fish on Lake Fork. Livesay culled his little fish - a 4-1 - with a 7-14. The longtime Lake Fork fishing guide, who complained yesterday about not catching a 7-pounder in three days on this incredible lake, now has a limit of them.

His current total of 42 pounds, 3 ounces, is the third-best five-bass limit in B.A.S.S. history. It’s topped only by Dean Rojas’ 45-2 on Florida’s Lake Toho, Jan. 17, 2001, and Terry Scroggins’ 44-4 at Texas’ Lake Falcon, April 6, 2008. Dropping to fourth on the list is 42-0 by Aaron Martens on Falcon.

Added to his remarkable day, Livesay is doing it primarily with a topwater walking bait, with an armada of friends surrounding him, on “Bassmaster LIVE.”