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Arkansas Angler Breaks State Largemouth Record by 1 Ounce

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March 05, 2012

Arkansas Angler Breaks State Largemouth Record by 1 Ounce

By Chad Love

 

UPDATE: This record has been invalidated. Click here for the full story.

Arkansas' 36-year-old largemouth bass state record was recently broken, but just barely. The 16 lb., 4 oz. record, which was set in 1976, fell to a 16 lb., 5 oz. hawg pulled from Lake Dunn.

From this story on todaysthv.com:


Almost 36 years to the day, Arkansas's largemouth bass state record has finally been broken. On Tuesday, Paul Crowder of Forrest City set the new record on Lake Dunn near Wynne. Crowder's lunker weighed 16 pounds 5 ounces, breaking the old record by just a single ounce. Aaron Mardis of Memphis had held the state record since March 2, 1976. Mardis' 16 pound 4 ounce fish was caught on Mallard Lake near Manilla in Mississippi County.

Crowder broke the record on the afternoon of Feb. 28 using a plastic 6-inch Mann's jelly worm with a bullet sinker and plastic rattle in tequila sunrise. He was using an Enigma rod and reel combo purchased from Bass Pro Shops. Crowder caught the fish on Trilene 14-pound test line. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Fisheries Biologist Lee Holt certified the fish on a certified scale at Hayes Market in Wynne.

The fish measured 26½ inches in length and was 22¾ inches in girth. Crowder said that he had been fishing all day for catfish without any luck. "I made a cast and set the rod down to take a look at my catfish rods when I noticed the rod was just about out of the boat," he said. "I was able to grab it just before it went out of the boat," he added. It was the only fish he caught all day. It only took about eight minutes for Crowder to reel the record into the boat. "I didn't have a net, so it took me five or six tries before I was able to lip it and get in the boat," he explained. The 80-acre lake is located in Village Creek State Park in Cross County. The AGFC is going to test the fish to see what genetic strain of bass it is, according to Assistant Chief of Fisheries Chris Racey. "We are going to take samples to determine if the fish is a pure northern strain or if it has Florida bass genetics," Racey explained.

Wow, nice fish, and caught on an old-school bait, to boot. The Mann's Jelly Worm has been around forever. Any of you caught your biggest bass on a jelly worm?

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from Matlock wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

There are two lakes at Village Creek. Dunn and Austell. Fished both for years and was always told that the big fish were in Austell. Guess all the locals were wrong!

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Either the locals were wrong, or they were protecting their honey hole. Thats quite a fish, caught my biggest bass on a Senko wacky rigged.

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from OutdoorEnvy wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

What a hog!!! I bet he crapped his pants when he realized it was a largemouth and not a foul-hooked carp...I was very dissapointed to say the least, long story that ends with me crying.

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from Mibasshunter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Wow that's a really nice fish!

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from RockySquirrel wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

i'd like to know what was in the fishes stomach. What had he been eating?

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from GERG wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Its a beautiful park. Been wanting to go there for a long time. Guess I have more motivation now! WOW

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from Keith Brich wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I'm guessing he didn't release it. Shame to see that hog taken out of the gene pool.

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

It was only a matter of time... 36 years.

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from Bradley Funkhouser wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

wow nice fish.what a beauty.

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from Bradley Funkhouser wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

wow nice fish.what a beauty.

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Either the locals were wrong, or they were protecting their honey hole. Thats quite a fish, caught my biggest bass on a Senko wacky rigged.

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from Matlock wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

There are two lakes at Village Creek. Dunn and Austell. Fished both for years and was always told that the big fish were in Austell. Guess all the locals were wrong!

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from OutdoorEnvy wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

What a hog!!! I bet he crapped his pants when he realized it was a largemouth and not a foul-hooked carp...I was very dissapointed to say the least, long story that ends with me crying.

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from Mibasshunter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Wow that's a really nice fish!

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from RockySquirrel wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

i'd like to know what was in the fishes stomach. What had he been eating?

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from GERG wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Its a beautiful park. Been wanting to go there for a long time. Guess I have more motivation now! WOW

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from Keith Brich wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I'm guessing he didn't release it. Shame to see that hog taken out of the gene pool.

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

It was only a matter of time... 36 years.

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from Bradley Funkhouser wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

wow nice fish.what a beauty.

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from Bradley Funkhouser wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

wow nice fish.what a beauty.

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