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Texas Teen Nabs Record 10-Pound Bass

Photo via KXAN/Johnathan Gray

This 10-pound bass is headed for the Texas fishing record books.

Jonathan Gray Jr. caught this monster a little over a week ago on Lake Pflugerville, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has reportedly confirmed that the 10.2 pounds equals a record, according to KXAN.com.

Gray’s father, also named Johnathan, said that the fish measured 26 inches. They snapped a photo and reported it to get the record confirmation. The record should stand for the body of water.

Lake Pflugerville is home to not only largemouth bass, but also bluegill, catfish and the occasional crappie (though they were far more common decades ago). The man-made reservoir is about 180 acres and located about 25 minutes Northwest of Austin, Texas.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Angler Recognition Program acknowledges record fish that are caught and released by determining their length, should an angler not have an approved and certifiable scale. If the person who caught the fish is 17 or younger, they automatically get an entry in the Junior Angler Recognition Program. Gray Jr.’s bass would qualify for both.

The biggest largemouth bass ever caught in Texas was 18.18 pounds and came out of Lake Fork in 1992.

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Texas Teen Nabs Record 10-Pound Bass