World Record Bass – Where to Catch the Next One


Where do you go to catch world record bass? Many people go to Florida to fish for that trophy bass but did you know that 4 other states have a bigger state record than Florida? Not only that but one of the states is said to have produced a new world record.


Let's dive right in.


Looking for a World Record Bass

Florida's record bass is 17.27 pounds, but others often cite an uncertified fish of 20.125 pounds (a fisheries biologist did not physically see the fish to certify it). Leaha Trew supposedly caught a new world record largemouth in California.


It weighed 22 pounds, 8 ounces, beating George Perry's 1932 record catch by 4 ounces. The problem is there was only one picture taken of it and it wasn't certified by a biologist or a California state fish and game official.

Where is the next world record bass going to come from? Florida, Georgia, Mississippi or Texas? More than likely it will be from California. Gregg Silks has already caught 2 bass over twenty pounds and says he has lost a world record bass of 24 pounds.


California Might Hold the Next World Record Bass


Who is to argue with him since he knows what 20 pound plus bass look like? 22 of 25 of the largest bass ever recorded have come from California. The next world record bass in my opinion, is going to be from the lakes of the San Diego water system.

Just look at the stats:

Dixon Lake: 25.1 pounds

Lake Jennings: 16.58 pounds

Lake Murray: 18.55 pounds

Lake Poway: 17.5 pounds

These are just a few of the lakes, all the lakes hold a potential world record bass. Not only that, there are big bass all over California, Leaha Trew caught her bass in Sonoma County.


Taking Nothing Away from Florida


While I am not taking anything away from Florida, as I have lived there and seen many 10 pound plus bass taken from there, California is growing bigger bass and people are catching them.

Just check with the water district before you plan a trip as some have restrictions and are closed at certain times.

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