World Record Largemouth Bass

Posted by MNAngler On January - 11 - 2010

If you’re even remotely into bass fishing, you know that Manabu Kurita of Japan caught a largemouth bass in July that was widely believed to be a new world record.

The results were made official late last week and he was given a tie with the world record set 77 years ago. Field and Stream reported that it weighed one ounce more than the old record, but International Game and Fish Association regulations require new world records of fish 25 pounds or less to weigh two ounces more than the previous one.

You can read Kurita-san’s comments on his blog.

Congratulations, Kurita-san!

4 Responses to “World Record Largemouth Bass”

  1. Optimista says:

    Good lord. That is one huuuuge bass!

  2. Congratulations to Manabu Kurita. He is a true trophy hunter dedicated to the pursuit of world record bass like no other. I am proud to say that in the past year he has become one of my closest friends, Another person who helps him a great deal but receives no real credit is Reika Ishaguro who designs his website, communicates his thoughts and wishes to me and others, and also is a great angler in her own right. Manabu and Reika are good friends and you can talk with both of them at my website at Northeast Bass Fishing For Trophy Bass.
    Tight lines, and best of luck to all trophy hunters the world over on the next world record. Steve Owner

  3. Paul L. says:

    We got some big bass here Lake Mead, NV but we dont get a large mouth like that WOW.

  4. NewRiverBass says:

    Man, I’d love to hook a monster like that.

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