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Heaviest Total Weight (five-bass limit): Paul Elias, 132-8
Paul Elias holds the record for the heaviest total weight caught in a five-bass-limit B.A.S.S. tournament. He won it when he caught an astounding 132 pounds, 8 ounces on Texas' Falcon Lake in April 2008. It was a crazy time; it was the third time the record had fallen in three years. Preston Clark broke it in 2006 with 115-15 on South Carolina's Santee Cooper, and he only got to the hold the record for one year, thanks to Steve Kennedy smashing 122 pounds, 14 ounces on California's Clear Lake the following spring. When Falcon rolled around in 2008, Kennedy's record was broken by multiple anglers — Scott Rook, Mark Davis, Aaron Martens, Byron Velvick and Terry Scroggins — before Elias came to the stage and broke it a final time with his fourth monster bag of the tournament. No tournament weight has come close since.