Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Angler Lands World-Record Largemouth Bass

Everything's Bigger in Texas: Angler Lands World-Record Largemouth Bass
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Lea Anne Powell may be a professional angler, but even pros get excited when a once-in-a-lifetime fish comes along. That’s what happened to Powell when she hauled a 12-pound, 3-ounce largemouth bass onto her boat on O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo, Texas, last February.

And while there are certainly bigger bass out there, what makes it a record is what line she used — Seaguar Red Label 10-pound. The combo of fish weight and line test is what set the record, one now verified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).

“It was hooked 45 feet from the boat and 15 feet down on 10-pound line with a spinning rod,” Powell told Texas outlet KETK. “Which, if anybody knows fishing at all, that’s a very hectic situation, and anytime I would get her close to the boat, she would start taking off and kept nosing down, so I was having to adjust the drag when…

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