September 15, 2009

World Record Largemouth Submitted to the IGFA

sThe huge bass caught by Manabu Kurita in Japan in July was submitted to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) yesterday. It was submitted at a weight of 22lbs 4oz which is a tie with the current record caught by George Perry in 1932. The "holy grail" of bass fishing records has stood for so long. I hope the IGFA allows this fish to be the current record since details of the original record are sketchy and no photos were taken of the legendary fish. This one seems much more legit in my opinion. It could take up to a month for the IGFA to decide what to do with the record. You can read the entire press release here.

It has always been said that the record fish would be worth millions to the lucky angler. It's too bad Manubu caught it on a live bluegill. It would have been much better if he caught it on a lure, but it is a fish of a lifetime.
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