A teenager from Arkansas unexpectedly caught and released a 12-pound largemouth bass while fishing for crappie, and his impressive catch was recognized by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Fisheries Division.
Logan Cernosek, 15, of northeast Arkansas, reeled in a 12-pound, 4-ounce bass during a recent fishing trip he took in Randolph County, according to a Facebook post shared by the AGFC Fisheries Division.
The ninth grader told the wildlife agency he caught the bass on Sunday, April 2.
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Cernosek said he and a friend set a four-pound test line for crappie, a freshwater game fish that’s generally smaller than largemouth bass.
“I thought I was hooked on a log, but then I realized it was a huge fish,” Cernosek…