Bass World Records

Largemouth Bass World Records

Weight

RankWeightAnglerLocationDate
1a22.311Manabu KuritaLake Biwa, Shiga, JapanJuly 2nd, 2009*
1b22.25George PerryMontgomery Lake, Georgia, USAJune 2nd, 1932*
322.01Robert CrupiCastaic Lake, California, USAMarch 12th, 1991
421.75Michael ArujoCastaic Lake, California, USAMarch 5th, 1991
521.688Jed DickersonLake Dixon, California, USAMay 31st, 2003
621.2Raymond EasleyLake Casitas, California, USAMarch 4th, 1980
721.01Robert CrupiCastaic Lake, California, USAMarch 9th, 1990
820.938*Dave ZimmerleeMiramar Reservoir, California, USAJune 23rd, 1973
920.86Leo TorresCastaic Lake, California, USAFebruary 4th, 1990
1020.75Mike LongLake Dixon, California, USAApril 27th, 2001
1120.25Gene DuprasLake Hodges, CAMay 30th, 1985
1220.25*Johnny GardunoMiramar Reservoir, California, USAMarch 25th, 1990
1320.125Fritz FriebelBig Fish Lake, Florida, USAMay 19th, 1923
1419.7George ConiglioLake Mission Viejo, California, USAMarch 21st, 2006
1519.5Mark BalloidCastaic Lake, California, USAMay 28th, 1990
1619.5Randy CrabtreeLake Casitas, CAApril 9th, 2002
1719.5Keith GunsaulsMiramar Reservoir, California, USAFebruary 29th, 1988
1819.438Mac WeakleyLake Dixon, California, USAMay 20th, 2003
1919.25Chris BrandtMiramar Reservoir, California, USAMarch 22nd, 1998
2019.188Steve BeasleyLake Wohlford, California, USAFebruary 3rd, 1986
2119.188Arden Hanline Sr.Lake Morena, California, USAFebruary 17th, 1987
2219.15Kazuya ShimadaLake Ikehara, Nara, JapanApril 22nd, 2003
2319.1Bruce KnutsenLake Baccarac, Sinaloa, MexicoJanuary 17th, 1993
2419.063*Sandy DeFrescoMiramar Reservoir, California, USAMarch 14th, 1988
2519.04Danny KadotaCastaic Lake, California, USAJanuary 8th, 1989

*Manabu Kurita officially tied Perry’s record from 1932 but his fish did not weigh 2 ounces more than Perry’s so it did not officially beat it.

*Dave Zimmerlee – several anglers claimed to have seen Zimmerlee pull the dying bass from the water instead of actually catching it. Zimmerlee denies this claim.

*Johnny Garduno – anglers claimed that Garduno used his net to scoop his bass as it investigated his stringer of trout.

*Sandy DeFresco – weights were found in the belly of this fish but nobody could explain why. Defresco was awarded the weight of the fish minus the 2.5 pound weight.

Interesting Note:

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Mac Weakley with the famous fish Dottie

An angler from California named Mac Weakley actually caught the largest largemouth bass ever but it did not count towards any records because he foul-hooked it!

On March 20, 2006 Mac caught a 25.1 pound bass with a distinctive dot on the bottom of her gill-plate on Lake Dixon the US state of Califonia.

Mac could have gone the way of controversy as a few of the angler above but did not. He released Dottie after a quick picture. She died of old age 3 years later.


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