Robert Rush holds up the eighth heaviest largemouth ever recorded in Louisiana. courtesy of Robert Rush
Bussey Brake has been one of Louisiana’s top-producing bass lakes for years, but the action there has been especially hot this winter, with anglers breaking the lake record twice in February. Todd Herrington of Bastrop caught a 13.58-pound largemouth on Feb. 13, but his record wouldn’t stand for long. It was broken on Feb. 26 by Arkansan Robert Rush, whose 15.36-pound bucketmouth ranks as one of the top 10 biggest bass ever recorded in the state, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Rush was able to release the bass into Bussey Brake after it was weighed and measured. And since he lives only 21 miles away from the 2,200-acre reservoir, he’ll likely be back to try to beat his own record as the big females get into spawning mode.
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