You’ve felt the thrill of pulling in what you consider a “big hog,” but nothing like this world-record bass.
All the bass I’ve caught combined probably wouldn’t even add up to the world record bass caught by Manabu Kurita in Lake Biwa, Japan.
Technically, Kurita’s bass was one ounce larger than the previous record, which was caught by George Perry in Montgomery Lake in Georgia back in 1932. However, since Kurita’s bass wasn’t two ounces heavier, it’s officially considered a tie.
For those of us in the United States who don’t speak metric, that hog weighed about 22.4 pounds and was about 29 inches long.
Now, I don’t speak Japanese, but I think I can probably guess what they are so excited about.