Montana fisher breaks 12-year-old record after catching largemouth bass


It may take a while, but every record gets broken.

Over the past year, more people have been out fishing than normal. This has resulted in a lot of new records being set, sometimes only months after the previous record had been set.

One angler in Montana, however, broke a record that had been set over 10 years ago.

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The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks posted about the record-breaking fish on Facebook, announcing that Brandon Wright’s name was being added to the books. According to the post, he caught the fish last Saturday while on a trip to Lake Elmo.

Wright reportedly used a worm on a hook to catch a 22.5-inch-long largemouth bass that weighed in at 9.575 pounds.

The previous record had been set in 2009.

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According to Wright, this is the first largemouth bass he’s ever caught and he plans on having the memorable fish mounted by a taxidermist.

This is just the latest fishing record to be set.

Fox News previously reported that the Missouri Department of Conservation has officially recognized a new state record for the largest spotted gar. According to the department, however, the new fish is reportedly large enough to set a new world record as well.

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The MDC issued a press release congratulating Devlin Rich for setting the new record by catching a 10-pound, 9-ounce spotted gar on Feb. 25. The fish was officially weighed on a certified scale in Williamsville and the score was verified by MDC staff. It is reportedly the second state record recognized by the department in 2021.



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