Largemouth bass come and go, but when you can get a good look at an 18-pounder you just have to!
Here's a catch-and-release video that will make you feel good about bass fishing and have a deep desire to know where this is!
This is what an 18-pound, one-ounce bass looks like as it swims away to live another day.
There's certainly a question of where this big bass was caught and released. The Calfishing website is dedicated to all things about fishing California while the Calfishing Facebook page post talks about the Texas Share a Lunker Program. The bait in question: the #40 Invader Big Hammer.
While you may cringe a bit to see that beauty come out of a cooler, there's another brute largemouth out there that still swims thanks to proper handling and a timely release. Take a few pictures, kiss them like Jimmy Houston, and then let 'em swim, folks!