The spotted bass world record for All-Tackle fishing was recently made official.
Keith Bryan, owner of Powell Rods, was fishing in s tournament on New Melones Lake in California, and reeled in what turned out to be a new spotted bass world record.
The International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) verified Bryan’s catch and gave him the new All-Tackle freshwater record for the 10-pound, 7-ounce fish.
That spotted bass helped Bryan win the event a two-day, California Tournament Trail (CTT) Pro-Am event. Go figure.
“I am speechless at this moment,” said Bryan in a press release. “I already felt like I had lived a dream by winning a Pro-Am event that day, but to have that fish be declared a world record is something I would have never dreamed of being a part of.”
The fish was caught with a wacky rigged green pumpkin purple and copper flake, five-inch Yamamoto Senko lure. Bryan used a 6103mef Powell Inferno spinning rod (naturally), and a Shimano reel filled with eight-pound-test braided line.
To see more about the record, go here.
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[H/T/ Outdoor Channel]