An Ebay user is selling information that will allegedly help the buyer to find and catch the world record largemouth bass.
A current listing on Ebay proclaims to offer the successful buyer information that may lead to the location of the world record largemouth bass. That’s right, folks. Apparently all that separates you from one of the most coveted fishing records in the world is $800.
Of course, the seller cannot guarantee that the information provided will lead to you landing the world record largemouth bass.
According to payout237 on Ebay,
This Listing Is for Confidential information Regarding The World Record Large Mouth Bass, Including the Name and Location of the lake it was seen in, as well as the Coordinates. Catching and any other needs with this fish and this information are up to you. Information will be sent via Email, immediately following your payment. This information is being kept confidential and goes only to the buyer, who must also keep this information confidential. I am also going to include the Bait choices that will help you catch this fish, as well as the local food diet of this fish.
This information in itself is highly Valuable, The fish itself has been rumored to be worth millions, i do not have the rods and reels to catch this fish all i have is the information as to where the fish is located. Thank you and have a great day. ALSO The photo listed is not of the actual Fish it is for attention purposes. Thank you. Everyone has the option to send a best offer however there are others competing for this information, so do so with knowledge of this. This information is also time sensitive, I will provide coordinates to where the fish was located, however the age of the fish and surrounding locations, are factors to contend with while this listing is for 30 days, its highly recommended you do not wait that long to gain this information. Send best offers and they will all be looked over. Thank you
Now, there are quite a few red flags that pop up when you read through what is being offered by this seller. First of all, it seems a little premature to call this so-called world record largemouth bass the actual world record. It isn’t exactly easy to estimate the size of a fish simply by seeing it swim by in the water.
It is also a little curious that the seller claims the world record bass would be worth millions, but isn’t trying to catch it himself. The investment in some quality bass fishing gear to land the world record fish seems like a small price to pay for something potentially worth millions of dollars.
While the idea of being the world largemouth bass record holder sounds extremely enticing, it certainly is not worth throwing away $800 for. After all, fishing should never only be about pursuing records.
Luckily, the Ebay listing has ended so you won’t even be tempted to click buy on this one. Just read it, scratch your head and join me in wondering if there are actually people who fall for stuff like this. Apparently there are because it has been sold.