(PICTURES) Top 10 World Record Largemouth Bass

#1a Manabu Kurita

Rank: 1a*

Weight: 22.311 lbs

Angler: Manabu Kurita

Location: Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan

Date: July 2, 2009

*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.

#1b George Perry

Rank: 1b*

Weight: 22.25 lbs

Angler: George Perry

Location: Montgomery Lake, Georgia, USA

Date: June 2, 1932

 

 

#3 Bob Crupi

Rank: 3

Weight: 22.01 lbs

Angler: Robert Crupi

Location: Castaic Lake, California, USA

Date: March 12, 1991

Bob caught his record bass using a live crayfish as bait.

 

#4 Michael Arujo

Rank: 4

Weight: 21.75 lbs

Angler: Michael Arujo

Location: Castaic Lake, California, USA

Date: March 5, 1991

#5 Jed Dickerson

Rank: 5

Weight: 21.688 lbs

Angler: Jed Dickerson

Location: Lake Dixon, California, USA

Date: May 31, 2003

The fish that Jed caught was the famous Dottie. She was caught by Mike Long two years earlier weighing 20.75 lbs. She is one of the most popular bass to ever lived and widely considered to be the biggest.

 

#6 Raymond Easley

Rank: 6

Weight: 21.2 lbs

Angler: Raymond Easley

Location: Lake Casitas, California, USA

Date: March 4, 1980

 

 

#7 Robert Crupi

Rank: 7

Weight: 21.01 lbs

Angler: Robert Crupi

Location: Castaic Lake, California, USA

Date: March 9, 1990

 

#8 Dave Zimmerlee

Rank: 8*

Weight: 20.938

Angler: Dave Zimmerlee

Location: Miramar Reservoir, California, USA

Date: June 23, 1973

*Several anglers claimed to have seen Zimmerlee pull the dying bass from the water instead of actually catching it. Zimmerlee denied those claims and was featured on the cover of Bassmaster a few months later.

#9 Leo Torres

Rank: 9

Weight: 20.86 lbs

Angler: Leo Torres

Location: Castaic Lake, California, USA

Date: February 4, 1990

#10 Mike Long

Rank: 10

Weight: 20.75 lbs

Angler: Mike Long

Location: Lake Dixon, California, USA

Date: April 27, 2001

 

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