Immediately knowing he had something special, Crupi put the fish in his livewell and raced back to the docks, later to be weighed in at a nearby deli & liquor store on a certified scale. Is the name Spring Lake Calif., familiar? In 2009, his technique paid off while working his style on Castaic Lagoon. State Records for Largemouth Bass. The fish was successfully landed, weighed-in, and shortly after became the men's 12-pound line class record. This 1 ounce means his winning fish does not surpass the 1932 largemouth bass. Here you can expect to find plentiful largemouth bass, channel cats, bluegill, striped bass, and rainbow trout. The two were taking turns with a single rod and reel, casting a Creek Chub Fintail Shiner from the wooden Jon boat Perry had built. Most bass anglers dream of a chance at catching just one world record in their lifetime, Crupi has four to his name. In this video, outdoor writer and tackle specialist Shane Beilue breaks down the difference between a rod blank’s action and power and discusses what the various ratings of each mean. Hickox, just 11-years-old at the time, was fishing a Strobe Spinner on May 8, 2006 with her parents, sister and a friend when she hooked into the massive bass. Either way, we all could literally be one cast away from from the bass fishing record books. For many of us, largemouth bass fishing goes well beyond a casual past time. The two immediately beached the boat and headed for town. Robert Crupi began his hot streak of largemouth bass catches in 1990. You don't need expensive tackle and elaborate rigs. George Washington Perry Courtesy IGFA. State Largemouth Bass Record Chart Once landed, the fish was measured and weighed on a portable scale, which read an incredible 16 pounds. October 31, 2015 71" Sturgeon from Lake St. Clair! DATE. Followers 1265 Catches 168 Spots 276 Anglers routinely catch 5 to 10-pound bass, and 10 to 12-pound bass occasionally show up. Crupi only needed three minutes to land the fish, which he netted himself as he was again fishing alone. Float this scenic southern Appalachian river for some of the south's best trout and smallmouth... Bass anglers have two compelling options at this time of the year: go deep for smallmouths or... Lake Erie and its onshore marshes offer potential for big smallies and wondrous waterfowling. All Rights Reserved. It was stunning when a Japanese sportsman was recognized for tying G. Perry’s record. Some people were skeptical of this world record because no pictures had been found, but in 2006 relatives of George Perry produced pictures of the world record fish. The teen got up extra early that March morning. Not a bad year at all. The current IGFA world record for the biggest largemouth bass was set by Manabu Kurita with a 22-pound, 5-ounce, 29-inch monster caught on Lake Biwa in Japan. Dan, an experienced and proven angular, tried his luck one cold winter day. Considered the best catfish lake in mid-Georgia. View Lake, Shelby Co. Thomas (T. M.) Burgin, Birmingham. Crupi, now a retired LA policeman, has been a regular on Lake Castaic since 1977. Biggest Largemouth Bass Ever Caught. Talk about impressing your students! The documented rules require any fish less than 25 pounds to be at least 2 ounces more than the current record holder. All of these catches, but especially the last two, are exactly why bass fishing is so popular. Lake Mohave Gary Sweet, Bullhead City 10/20/07: Catfish, Channel: 35 in. Anglers may be recognized in two different categories: “pole and line” or “alternative methods” (this includes trotlines, throwlines, limblines, banklines, jug lines, spearfishing, snagging, snaring, gigging, grabbing, bow, crossbow or atlatl). 8 oz bass caught in 1994 by Diane Baker listed at No. 22 lbs | Mar 1991 | Castaic Lake, California. Larry liked using fly tackle. Meanwhile, in the United States, the legend of the original monster still overshadows all. Anglers do well fishing in bulrush, hay fields, needle grass and ell grass which located all around the lake in places. Carver, who is from Vestavia Hills, joins a relatively small group of anglers who have landed largemouth bass weighing 15-plus pounds. You’ll find this lake in the Sierra Pelona Mountains Northwest of Los Angeles County. Little did he know that his fish would spark a billion-dollar sport fishing industry. It is the "holy grail" of fishing records. Yet capturing a state’s largemouth record is more accessible. Not quite a new world record, the girth, and weight make it a record fish. Greg has many fans and respected in the industry. It’s reported he took the day off to go fishing because the weather made it too wet for fieldwork. Perry's bass was caught on June 2, 1932 from Montgomery Lake in … Lower Colorado River David Percell, Bullhead City 2/17/04: Bass, Smallmouth: 22 in. On the morning of March 22, 2000, Cody skate-boarded down to the nearby Murray Reservoir outside of San Diego, to sneak in some fishing before heading off to school. This giant was the 3rd biggest largemouth recorded by the IGFA. There are several lakes in San Diego which honor lake records that were claimed without witnesses or reasonable proof. Perry and his friend, J. E. Page, were fishing in Montgomery Lake, a slough off the Ocmulgee River, not for trophies but to bring food to the table during those days of the great depression. 22 lb 4 oz | Jun 1932 | Montgomery Lake, Georgia, USA. As such, every detail of the catch and its submission was done under a microscope. Bass, Largemouth: 28 in. We know George was a farmworker. We still love our home lake of Bull Shoals. December 27, 2015 20.5" Largemouth Bass from Loon Lake, Gravenhurst! Virgil is the grandfather of our founder and Editor-in-Chief. George learned about a Field and Stream contest currently in process. 81 lb 14 oz | Aug 2011 | Long Island Sound, Westbrook, Connecticut, USA. Some records date back to George S Perry’s world record bass in 1922 while others state records seem to be broken every year. Crupi's first world record largemouth would be the fish of a lifetime for any other angler a 21-pound lunker that he pulled from the renowned Castaic Lake in Southern California on March 9, 1990. Largemouth average nearly three pounds! 16. Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these great options. This time, Cody hooked up and stayed connected to his 17-pound fish which he weighed in at the nearby ranger station, with the help of some older anglers fishing nearby. The fish effortlessly stripped the 4-pound monofilament off his reel, and stayed deep for approximately 15 minutes. Record Largemouth Bass from Sweets Lake! It’s a passion! Some (like my wife) say it’s an addiction. This page ranks weight records caught by rod & reel, fly rod and bow fishing. Bass, Largemouth: 18.18: 25.50: Jan 24, 1992: Barry StClair: Rod and Reel : Bass, Spotted: 3.32: 17.25: Dec 1, 2010: James Caldemeyer: Rod and Reel : Bass, White: 3.97: 18.25: Feb 8, 2006: Todd Froebe: Rod and Reel : Bass, White x Yellow: 4.75: 19.00: Mar 12, 2005: Curtis Campbell: Rod and Reel : Bass, Yellow: 3.37: 17.00: Dec 7, 2012: Jason Hoffman: Rod and Reel Finally, the fish surfaced about 50 yards from the boat and Crupi realized what he had been fighting. December 05, 2015 Record Shorthead Redhorse from Trent River! Jed Dickerson holds world-record class bass Dottie after she was found dead on Dixon Lake Friday. For example, Ott DeFoe won $302,000 in a single tournament in 2019. In recreational angling, the largemouth bass is king. We moved a long way from the day when George Perry won 50 dollars back in 1932. Places like Lake Okeechobee and Lake Toho are known by bass anglers everywhere, but the largemouth potential in Florida is not limited to these famous haunts. Michael Cassidy and Paul Pluff talk about their elk hunt in New Mexico using the Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Hunter. The largest bass recorded in Alabama is a 16-pound, 8-ounce Florida-strain fish raised in a carefully-managed private lake, Mountain View Lake, in Shelby County in 1987. The current state record largemouth also was 23½ inches long but had an 18-inch girth, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources records. Duclos weighed his fish on bathroom scales and then released it, forever leaving in doubt whether it actually did weigh 24 pounds, as he stated. Such catches, that lack proof of the fish’s existence or size are not included in our list. Shortly after, the catch became the men's 8-pound line class world record a record that still stands today. After catching several crappie and smallmouth bass, Crupi dropped the jig down again, but this time he hooked something big. After a quick fight, Easley had the fish weighed in on a certified scale not far from the lake. The legend named Geoge Perry caught a 22 pound 4-ounce largemouth bass in June 1932. The excitement of watching and participating in competitions can add new elements to a person’s fishing experience. A little custom minnow fly was all it took to attract a big largemouth, weighing over 16 pounds. This organization is the authority and record keeps of all things regarding fishing. Bass, Largemouth. 21 lbs 3 oz | Mar 1980 | Oak View, California. Kurita's bass was caught from Lake Biwa in Japan on July 2, 2009 and weighed 10.12 kg (22 lbs 4 oz.) Greg fondly recalls fighting with his 81lb monster, even earning some bruised ribs during the battle. Tugalo Largemouth bass 13-12 1983 Bluegill 1-12 7/9/2004 Walleye 6-13 5/19/2011 Worth White crappie 2-0 1/14/2013 Yonah Largemouth bass 6-1.6 6/14/2012 Striped bass 28-0.8 9/19/2012 BOLD indicates new lake record since January 2012 Shaded blocks indicates state record **Unofficial lake records for assorted species as compiled by Fishing alone, Crupi managed to net and land the fish by himself, which became his second world record, this time in the men's 4-pound line class category. If that weight stands up it would shatter what is considered to be the granddaddy of angling records the 22¼-pound largemouth bass taken in 1932 at Georgia's Montgomery Lake … 5 / 154. … In just three minutes, Robert caught his whopper using crayfish. This one simple trick will trigger more bass strikes on a jerkbait during the fall months. Weight Records. The lake currently has one fish on the Wildlife Department’s Top 20 largemouth list — a 13 lb. World Record Largemouth Bass #1 for 88 Years – George Perry. Bass fishing has evolved to become a big business. How to Make a Fishing Rod: Simplified and Broken Down. Richie Huebner, Facebook Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sam Rayburn with my dad! His innovations and competitive spirit have allowed him to win multiple tournaments and currently hold two world records. Mr. Hayes is reported by the IGFA to be the world record holder for smallmouth bass. It is the "holy grail" of fishing records. 17 lbs 1 oz | Dec 1990 | Castaic Lake, California. Robert Crupi isn't the only angler that has capitalized on the incredible largemouth fishery of California's famed Castaic Lake. While demonstrating how to properly fish a live crawfish in the relatively deep water, Easley's bait got crushed and he came tight on the fish of a lifetime. Will it ever get beaten? The world record largemouth according to the IGFA is shared by Manabu Kurita and George W. Perry. Required fields are marked *. If you're a student of record class largemouth, you'll remember the giant bass Paul Duclos caught from the 75-acre lake near Santa Rosa March 1, 1997. No other species has an international following as massive and as dedicated as that of the largemouth bass. Any freshwater body of water in Florida has the potential of producing quality bass, due to the climate and the strain of largemouth found in the state. Drone Fishing: What Is It and Is It Ethical? You don't need big boats to travel hundreds of miles. An Idaho angler has been granted a state record for a giant largemouth bass he caught while fishing in a recent tournament at Cave Lake along the Coeur d’Alene River. Now that you know you might screw it up the next time a big fish bites, let's fix it. At 80 years old, Mr. Hayes lived to see his world title reinstated. On a hot summer day, George was 20 years old when the famous whopper took his bait. What’s your current fishing record? Nearly. However, Perry's sole ownership of this most prestigious record came to an end on July 2, 2009 when Japanese angler Manabu Kurita pulled his own 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth from Lake Biwa in central Japan, after it ate a live bluegill that he had on for bait. Ramona, Sweetwater, and Loveland do not have official lake records because there is no lake staff or scales at the lakes. Due to the historic and widespread popularity of the species, it should come as no surprise that obtaining a world record largemouth bass is nearly impossible. The catch sent shockwaves through the angling community and renewed the hopes of anglers everywhere about having a chance at catching the next world record largemouth, especially anglers in southern California. When Raymond Easley caught his historic 21-pound, 3-ounce largemouth on March 4 1980, it was the largest bass anyone had recorded since George Perry's All-Tackle monster in 1932. In winter they dwell on or near the lake bottom, but stay fairly active throughout the season. Details of the event are as amazing as the catch. 11/3/1987. All you need is a rod and reel, and you too could find your name listed alongside Perry, Crupi, Kurita, and the other anglers lucky enough to catch a world record largemouth bass. Most fishing rods feature both an action and a power rating, but what do those ratings mean and how do you use them to select the right rod for different scenarios? 11 lb 15 oz | Jul 1955 | Dale Hollow Lake, Tennessee, USA. But that is not required. The world record bass was 22 pounds and 4 ounces. Other species of angler interest are striped bass, white bass, shoal bass and channel catfish. These young anglers were fishing from shore, close to their homes, with tackle that probably cost no more than $20. Later that day, the fish officially weighed in at 22 pounds, 4 ounces and soon after became the new benchmark for record chasing anglers around the world. This catch earned Crupi the men's 16-pound line class record, and once again, the third heaviest bass ever recorded by the IGFA to this day. Their global distribution, accessibility to anglers of all socio-economic levels, and renowned game fish characteristics have morphed the largemouth bass from simply a fish to a globally recognized icon of recreational angling. Although the majority of the current world record largemouth bass have come from southern California, Florida is still one of the best places in the US to target trophy largemouth bass. 22 lbs 5 oz | Jul 2009 | Lake Biwa, Japan. Realizing that his rubber worm had been cut in half, he quickly put a fresh lure on and re-cast to the same location. He entered his fish and had it officially weighed in. Isn’t that every boy’s dream come true? Fourteen-year-old Cody Pierce's Junior Angler world record largemouth, a 17-pound trophy, is a perfect example of the importance of the "last cast". Lake Havasu Jeffrey Dean, Lake Havasu City 2/12/05: Bass, Striped: 45 in. Best trip of my life!! The legend named Geoge Perry caught a 22 pound 4-ounce largemouth bass in June 1932. George Perry has held this prestigious title for nearly 83 years, since he pulled his massive 22-pound, 4-ounce fish from Montgomery Lake, Georgia on June 2, 1932. 16 lbs 8 oz. Mtn. The ultimate quest is landing the biggest largemouth bass in the world. |   Young Cody had a passion for fishing. Bass, Redeye (b). Other Notable Records. 19 lbs | Jan 1989 | Castaic Lake, California. Your Bass Guy is dedicated to Virgil and it is our hope that it spreads the love he had for bass fishing to others, so they can find as much joy in it as he did. While a largemouth of this size is certainly noteworthy, the impressive fact about Kurosaki's record is that it was caught on fly tackle. Another magazine-worthy largemouth brought in by Bob. Free shipping on orders over $50 and FREE pick-up at your local store if you buy online! To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine. Give a Gift   Colorado River, Bullhead City Kenan Guleryuz, Bullhead City 10/4/10: Carp: 48 in. On a day when Ray was teaching other less experienced support, he hooked into a 21-pound big fish. In fact, this lake boasts a large assortment of largemouth bass records, with one of those being a few ounces below the world record for Largemouth. If it is not IGFA, your record can be tainted and suspect. New open records must meet or exceed the Master Angler minimum weight for that species to be considered. Although he had caught several large fish in his life, Crupi had never seen one this big. The All-Tackle record for largemouth bass is the most sought after game fish record in the world. They prefer clear waters with no noticeable current and do not tolerate excessive turbidity and siltation. Here's how to take it one step further and actually catch bass. For those of us wanting to be logged into the history books, you need to have your catch recognized by the International Game Fish Association. A couple months later and almost exactly a year after landing his first world record largemouth Crupi was back on Castaic Lake the morning of March 12, 1991. Crupi proved that changing bait can produce a record catches as his fish munched down on a herring jig. Water Body Records for Travis. This whopper put southern California on the map as a hot spot for record-breaking largemouths. Your email address will not be published. To passionate fishermen, holding a state record is equal to becoming a living legend. After some success, he thought just one more cast. Mesotrophic lakes, which were initially oligotrophic, can be found almost anywhere in the U.S., though they are most prevalent in our northern states. That world record has held up for 8 decades! A fish story for the ages, Robert fought with his bass for 15 minutes using only 4-pound-line-class. Still 4 ounces short, his time might have passed. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets. WEIGHT. 17 lbs | Mar 2000 | Murray Reservoir, California. Something that took almost five decades to achieve. October 27, 2015 11" Yellow Perch and 20" Largemouth Bass! Simple to make and grill, these BBQ Venison Burgers are the ultimate food to serve at your... A mock whitetail scrape is easier—and cheaper—than you might think. Noticing that the fish was a spawning female and full of eggs, Crupi returned the fish to the livewell after it was officially weighed in, and eventually released the fish at the same spot he pulled it from the water earlier that morning. A first-rate fishery known for producing trophy largemouth, spotted and hybrid striped bass. West Point Lake. Cody wanted to get some quality fishing time in before his school day even started. And Crupi was just getting started. Jed Dickerson had just left Dixon Lake exhausted and was about to sit down for lunch when he got the call from Jim Dayberry, one of the Ranger supervisors with the park's lake division. The reliability of how this fish got documented is another reason why this record stands. Perry, a 20-year-old farmer at the time, decided to go fishing with longtime friend Jack Page. If you want to catch big bass, the “Big O” is the place to consider. Subscriber Services. 2016 is turing out to be a good year with 2 records already being broken. All-Tackle rankings are displayed on a separate page.. All-Ages Some talked about Bob being born to break the largemouth record. Although it occurred halfway around the world from where Perry's fish was landed, news of the historic catch spread like wildfire through the angling world. But events can be chaotic and frenzied, so it’s not for everyone. Crappie are produced in good numbers and support a fine fishery, especially in the spring. Not to mention that three of those records were caught in just a year's time! Best Fish Finder GPS Combos: Top Six GPS and Chart Plotting Choices, 7 Best Kayak Fish Finders for New and Experienced Anglers. The world record largemouth bass was caught by George Perry in Montgomery Lake in Georgia in 1932. *Largemouth Bass: 20.13: unavailable: 5/19/1923: Frederick Friebel: Big Fish Lake, Pasco County: This fish was weighed on a postal scale and witnessed, but an FWC (or GFC) biologist did not document it at the time to establish an official record. 16 lbs 9 oz | Mar 1998 | Lake Isabella, California. Even more impressive is that Cody made the decision to release the fish alive so it could make even more bass for people to catch in the future. Record setters like Terry’s support why some angular swear by artificial worms for luring lunker largemouth bass. This time he pulled an incredible 22-pound lunker from the lake using a live crawdad and utilizing the same technique he had employed for the record fish he caught the year before. 25,900 acres. After getting such a large bass, serendipity struck again. Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here. George Perry has held this prestigious title for nearly 83 years, since he pulled his massive 22-pound, 4-ounce fish from Montgomery Lake, Georgia on … All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. Instead, he ties George for the winning World Record. McAbee proudly shows off his top 10 World Record largemouth. In fact, Dan Kadota pulled his 19-pound monster from Castaic a year before Crupi began his stretch of incredible record catches. Southern-Style Fried Shellcrackers Recipe, 10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn't Know About, October Game Plan: Find the Food, Find the Bass, Big Water, Ample Hunting & Fishing Options on Lake Erie, 10 Biggest Largemouth Bass World Records Ever, Understanding Reel Retrieve Ratios and How it Affects Lure Presentations, Catch More Bass on a Jerkbait in the Cooler Months, Action and Power Ratings- How to Choose the Right Bass Rod, Hunting Elk with the Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Hunter in 6.5 PRC. 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