TANEY COUNTY, Mo. — A fisherman in Missouri caught the biggest bass recorded to date.
Lawrence Dillman of Rockaway Beach, New York reeled in the 65 pound fish Thursday, according to WGHP.
“I fought the giant for over 45 minutes until I got him to shallow water,” he said. “I then bear-hugged the fish and got it out of the water on to the bank.”
The 49 3/4-inch-long bass reportedly weighed in at 65 pounds, 2 ounces, with a 36-inch girth. That broke the previous record of 60 pounds, 9 ounces.
The longtime angler said he’s getting the fish mounted.