This line-class world record white bass is one seriously big fish.
Blake LaFleur was ice fishing on Devils Lake, North Dakota on February 13th, when he set hooks into a fish that will land him squarely in the records= books. LaFleur’s now pending line class IGFA record white bass was caught on two-pound line and weighed in at 4.27 and 4.32 pounds on separate scales. It also had a length of 18.5 inches and a 16-inch girth. This fish easily beats the old record of just 3.5 pounds of similar line.
Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s a video showing off the whole thing.
Yeah, so what do you think? That is one impressive white bass. Not only that, but considering it was caught on two pound line, that is just crazy.
“This passion might seem odd to many, but we have fun and enjoy what we consider the finer side of fishing,” LaFleur said in an interview. “White bass in winter act much like lake trout. It’s a cat and mouse game. Lures must be kept close, but not so close to the fish that they ignore it, and not so far away they lose interest.”
Congrats Blake! Way to break into the IGFA history books with that record white bass!