Yesterday, we linked a San Diego Union Tribune story reporting that Mac Weakley had decided not to submit his 25-pound, 1-ounce Dixon Lake largemouth as a world record to the IGFA. Since then, IGFA conservation director Jason Schratwieser has indicated that his organization’s ruling on the fish could have gone either way, and well-known big-bass angler Mike Long guessed that Weakley’s bass would have had a 70-percent chance of officially setting the new mark.

Now, apparently tired of the controversy surrounding how he hooked and recorded the catch, the Carlsbad, CA, angler has answered criticism of his actions in an interview with Tribune reporter Ed Zieralski. Click the link to read the latest.