HALL OF FAME – Florida Fishing Record Books

*(Via FWC) – Certified state record fish must be legally caught using an active hook-and-line method (including a proper license or exemption) by sport fishing methods, identified by a Commission biologist and weighed on a certified scale. Uncertified state records (indicated below by an asterisk) are believed accurate based on reliable witnesses and other evidence but are not certifiable, or they were caught by other than legal sport fishing methods.
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Largemouth Bass Records for All 50 States – (Photo Gallery)

*(Via FWC) – “Certified state record fish must be legally caught using an active hook-and-line method (including a proper license or exemption) by sport fishing methods, identified by a Commission biologist and weighed on a certified scale. Uncertified state records (indicated below by an asterisk) are believed accurate based on reliable witnesses and other evidence but are not certifiable, or they were caught by other than legal sport fishing methods.
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Catch More Largemouth Bass in Weeds in Early Spring

(Article by Steve Price – Courtesy of Field and Stream)

Vegetation is one of the best places to start searching for largemouths in the spring. That doesn’t mean the fishing is easy, though: Many grassbeds are vast and can extend from the shallows out to surprising depths. Fishermen who focus on one body of water will, over time, figure out where in the weeds the bass will be, but tournament anglers don’t have that luxury–they have to find bass now.
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NEW RECORD! – Missouri Man Lands Record 120-Pound Blue Catfish with Trotline

*(Courtesy of The Fishing Wire)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Burr Edde III of Malta Bend became Missouri’s most recent record-breaking angler when he landed a giant blue catfish on a stretch of the Missouri River in Saline County using a trotline. The new “alternative method” record blue catfish caught by Edde on March 21 weighed 120 pounds, 8 ounces, with a length of 55 and 1/8 inches and a girth of 45 inches. Edde used cut Asian carp as bait.
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