World-Record Bass Revisited; Should Dickerson or Weakley Submit Catch to IGFA?

Here we go again.

From The Orange County Register:

_One angler caught and released the bass four years ago. Another angler landed the same fish a year ago but had snagged it in the side. The bass weighed a world-record size each time, yet neither angler submitted their catch to the International Game Fish Association back when it happened. But now, they are both considering doing so. Yes, we're again talking about that bass, the 25-pound, 1-ounce largemouth caught and released at Dixon Lake by Mac Weakley of Carlsbad, Calif., the one that easily surpassed the 75-year-old, all-tackle world record of 22-4. . . .

"We've always wondered, 'Should we have turned it in? Should we turn it in?'" Weakley said. "After finding there's no time restraint on it, we kind of started to think about it a lot more. There could be a chance that we end up doing it.

"Between the three of us, we honestly feel it should be the world record."_

Weakley says there’s a 50/50 chance he will submit his catch, and Dickerson says he still might. What do you think? Should either angler go for the record; will either get it?

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Check out photos of more giant bass taken in Dixon lake here.