Pending World Record Spotted Bass Caught In California And Weighed On Video Is A TOTAL HOG Of A Fish

A pending fishing world record for Spotted Bass has been caught and weighed in California. The current IGFA world record for Spotted Bass is 10-pounds-6-ounces. That fish was caught by Timothy R. Little at the New Bullards Bar Reservoir in California back in 2015, but a larger fish has reportedly been caught and weighed by fisherman Nick Dulleck.

In a series of two videos, Nick has released footage of him weighing the pending world record bass and releasing it back into the lake after taking a series of measurements. In this first clip, you can see the pending world record Spotted Bass weighing in at 11.26 and 11.24 pounds, both weights that would set a new fishing world record:

In the second clip, we get to see Nick releasing this ABSOLUTE HOG back into the water and you really get a sense of how gigantic this pending world record fish really is:

Seriously, this fish is one of the beefiest Spotted Bass I’ve ever seen. I’ve only ever seen a handful of largemouth bass photographed that are larger than this Spotted Bass:

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That fish could easily swallow the 3-4lb smallmouth bass I’m used to catching up in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, or the 3-4lb largemouth bass I’m accustomed to reeling in here in Florida. Come to think of it, I’m having a lot of trouble catching any bass larger than 5-pounds. You readers have any bass fishing tips for me? I’m more of an inshore saltwater guy and I’ll take any tips you’ve got. Hit me down below in the comments.

(h/t Scout)