The world’s largest spotted bass known to date, caught at a local reservoir on February 21st.
If the first scale is approved by the International Game Fish Association in Florida, then the heavier weight will stand if not, 10.95 pounds also eclipses the prior record of 10.48 pounds caught in 2014.
The pair did not do any pre-fishing; they just showed up and started with the tournament Saturday morning. And it was his partner that put him in position to catch the record breaking bass. The two were fishing from his partner’s boat when his partner broke off a fish… and told Lou to move to the front of the boat… after getting hung up on the rocks himself and breaking his line, Lou went to re-tie his line… but intuition intervened…
Lou Ferrante has sent the club scale to the IGFA. Jack Viteck, World Records Coordinator for the International Game Fish Association says the scale and application arrived this morning and it will take approximately two months to complete the certification process.
Ferrante caught the record bass on a rod he bought in 1985… and was using a Yamamoto Grub on a Darter head… he was near the bank in about 20 feet of water.
Lou Ferrante offers up a couple of fishing tips for other fisherman looking to hook a spotted bass. The first has to do with hiding the fishing line.
Ferrante’s second tip deals with setting up the Yamamoto grub on the dart head.
Lou Ferrante began bass fishing while living and working around Lake Havasu.