It took several minutes with his Tru-Temper steel rod, Penn Peer 209 reel and 20-pound-test line to bring the bass boatside, but Hayes eventually put a net under the giant. The maximum recorded size is approximately 27 inches and 12 pounds.
"There were a couple of weedbeds through there, and if you lined it up just right you could bring your plug right between them and keep it bumping the bottom," Hayes said in a 2005 interview. The current length record was set in 2014 with a 53 cm smallmouth bass on Lake Guntersville of all places. A few weeks later, Hayes received his notice from Field & Stream that he was the record holder. Because Kurita's bass did not beat the existing world record by at least 2 ounces it does not become a new world record, but is considered tying the record.
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", Despite Tennessee's findings, it wasn't until Bassmaster Magazine brought the story to light in the October 2005 issue ("The Case for David Hayes") that amends were made. He was so good in fact that several local fishing guides followed him on occasion, hoping to learn his secrets.
Brandon Cobb is on top of the leaderboard for Day 2 of the 2020 NOCO Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville with 34-11. Naturally, it was the biggest smallmouth anyone had ever seen.
We just got word that Matt Tueten of Boston caught the pending IGFA catch-and-release length record smallmouth bass in Wisconsin on the evening of Sept. 18, 2018. Tueten was casting a Megabass Spark Shad on a Megabass Okashira Screw Head on 20-pound braid on a Megabass Orochi XX Whipsnake rod. The smallmouth bass is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family of the order Perciformes.
Today, his 11-pound, 15-ounce smallmouth is not only the biggest anyone has ever seen, it's also the undisputed world record. While it's not the 11-pound, 15-ounce all-tackle smallmouth bass record.
Later that year both the IGFA and State of Kentucky reinstated his record catch.
Upon hearing of this evidence, the International Game Fish Association (which took over the freshwater fishing records from Field & Stream in the 1970s), National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and State of Kentucky all stripped Hayes of his world and state records. lists as the all-tackle world record an 11-pound, 15-ounce smallmouth caught in Tennessee’s Dale Hollow Lake in 1955. Then he felt the surge of a powerful fish. Angler: Andy Anderson Length: 24 inches Weight: 9.84 lbs Girth: 18.3 inches Waterbody: Birch Bark Lake near Kinmount Date: September 26, 1954 Bait: unknown Source: Ontario Fishing Net. All fish must be caught per IGFA rules. Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu) Ontario Record. Check out the full video on the Big Bass Dreams YouTube channel as well as their full tackle breakdown and more about the record catch and process. It was caught on a live bluegill. Hayes might not have known about the record, but resort owner Dick Roberts did, and he offered to take care of the certification for the angler. Tueten is submitting his record application to the IGFA today for the all-tackle catch-and-release length record. At about 10 a.m., Hayes was trolling his favorite diving plug — a 600 series pearl Bomber — with little to show for his efforts. TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. originalDevice: deviceType:desktop. Search for the biggest fish in the International Game Fish Association's database of biggest fish for each species. Nothing is of course official until it is certified by the IGFA with good documentation.
It is the type species of its genus. Editors Note: We of course know many smallmouth probably longer than this have been caught, but as of yet, they have not been documented and submitted to IGFA for length records.
Even the dock worker's family referred to him as a "career liar. So there may be another record bass tie. Hayes caught his record fish on July 9, 1955 while trolling a lure in Dale Hollow Reservoir, Tennessee, without a doubt the most famed body of water for producing massive smallmouth bass. section: | slug: record-catch-and-release-smallmouth-caught | route: article_single | The current record is 53 cm, and we believe IGFA requires at least 2 cm larger to be a solo record. The document, filed in the Corps of Engineers office at the lake, claimed that the dock hand had stuffed three pounds of motor parts and sinkers into the bass and that its real weight was 8-15.
(The Hall of Fame reinstated Hayes in 1999.). The bass measured 29 inches in length.
"I had no idea it was a world record," he said. Whether or not David Hayes holds the world record for smallmouth bass, the record came from Dale Hollow Lake. While it's not the 11-pound, 15-ounce all-tackle smallmouth bass record. Use the search form above to find fishing world records for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and more. Here are a few more awesome photos of the catch from Cobi Pellerito. He was out on a Big Bass Dreams training trip trying to break a personal best smallmouth, and not only did he do that with this 7-pound, 2-ounce smallmouth bass, but he also beat the current IGFA length record for catch-and-release smallmouth bass with this one measuring 54 cm. I suspect this catch will spur that movement on quite a bit now. Fishing World Records. It's cool to see the ante get upped on catch-and-release trophy class bass and documenting those for certification.
On July 9, 1955, David Lee Hayes, his wife, Ruth, and their 6-year-old son were spending the day on Dale Hollow Lake on the Tennessee-Kentucky border. Things were slow that day, however. The family had been coming to the lake from their Leitchfield, Ky., home for about three years and Hayes had developed quite a reputation for his ability to catch smallmouth bass and walleye from its deep, clear waters. That's when he decided to swing into a little cut between Illwill Creek and Phillips Bottom, just north of Trooper Island in Kentucky waters. Only Tennessee (which shares Dale Hollow Lake with Kentucky) kept Hayes' catch on their books. And that's the way things stood until 1996 when a Tennessee school teacher discovered a 41-year-old affidavit from a Cedar Hill dock hand alleging that the bass had been tampered with.
When he got the fish back to Cedar Hill Resort where he kept the family cruiser, the bass weighed an ounce less than 12 pounds and measured 27 inches in length and 21 2/3 inches in girth. This bass weighs one ounce more than the existing world record. JOIN TODAY!
The current length record was set in 2014 with a 53 cm smallmouth bass on Lake Guntersville of all places. One of the black basses, it is a popular game fish sought by anglers throughout the temperate zones of North America, and has been spread by stocking—as well as illegal introductions—to many cool-water tributaries and lakes in Canada and more so introduced in the United States.
Oliver Ngy and Cobi Pellerito of Big Bass Dreams were on hand to video the catch and measurements, and Pellerito got some incredible photos of the awesome catch that you can see below. For the sake of comparison, the International Game Fish Assn.
Ron Fox, assistant director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, investigated the catch and controversy in 1996 and determined that Hayes' claim was legitimate. David Hayes' celebrated 5.41 kg (11 pounds, 15 ounces) All-Tackle world record smallmouth bass has seen its share of controversy over the years. Tueten is submitting his record application to the IGFA today for the all-tackle catch-and-release length record. At first he thought he was snagged.
"I had no idea it was a world record," he said.
site: sports | ptype: stories | pageType: stories | The dock hand's allegations were dismissed as the vengeful rants of a disgruntled employee who almost certainly wasn't even present on the day of the catch.
Both the second (John Gorman's 10-14 in 1969) and third (Paul Beal's 10-8 in 1986) biggest bronzebacks were caught there.
When he got the fish back to Cedar Hill Resort where he kept the family cruiser, the bass weighed an ounce less than 12 pounds and measured 27 inches in length and 21 2/3 inches in girth.
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