Toledo Bend has been a world class fishery for years.
Kacy Fisher was fishing with his buddy on Toledo Bend, Louisiana, when he set hooks into one of the biggest bass caught so far this year, and probably will stay that way for the foreseeable future. So far, 2016 has been a good year for large bass with a 16 pounder being caught very recently as well. However, Fisher’s fish is a record in its own right.
“We would joke throughout the day about catching ‘the big one’ – not really expecting to hook up with a giant bass,” Fisher said. “The day was going pretty slow with a few keeper fish in the livewell along with a few short fish we released.”
It wasn’t until the afternoon bite that things fell together. Fisher was able to find a local bass haunt with deep weeds in the seven foot range.
“I was bouncing the rig on the bottom when my line tightened and my rod bent,” he said in an interview with the Louisiana Sportsman. “I set the hook and the fish felt extremely heavy. It started drifting slowly to my left.”
It was about this time the big bass finally broke the surface and Fisher realized what he was dealing with.
“That’s when my adrenaline kicked in overdrive because I knew then I was hooked up to a real Toledo Bend monster bass,” he went on to say. “I knew I had to keep my cool and not horse the fish to the boat in order to land it.”
After getting the monster bass into the boat, the scales showed it weighing 14.1 pounds. It wasn’t until they actually found certified scales that the official measure of 14.16 pounds was recorded.
“You always read about other people catching big fish and never think it will happen to you,” he said. “I was one of those people. I’m just your average weekend warrior, so if it happened to me it can happen to anyone. I feel extremely blessed to catch such a great fish, and will remember that day for the rest of my life.”
Awesome job, Kacy. Way to make the rest of the fishing world very jealous!