22 pound, 5-ounce bass was caught earlier this year (2009) in Lake
Biwa, Japans largest lake, by a 32 year old angler named Manabu Kurita.
fish tops the epic 22-4 bass World record caught in 1932 in Georgia by
the mailman who certified the weight of the fish at his post office.
will officially be considered a tie if accepted by the IFGA because the
new record did not top the old record by the required 2 ounces.
Michigan Angler Tom Healy landed this possible World Record
Brown Trout in 2009 after a 15 minute battle in Michigan's
River while Salmon fishing. The fish measured 43.75 inches and weighed
in at 41 lbs. 7 oz. It is currently under review by the IFGA.
Homer Lablanc "the father of Musky fishing" and famous Lake
St. Clair Musky fisherman, author, lure designer and member
of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Click here
to see a rare Homer Lablanc lure catalog along with rare
Musky photos of the Hartmans and Lawtons too.
Take your pic....experts can't agree on any Musky record. I
personally still consider Art Lawton's record because
the St. Lawrence River produces more world class fish than any other
body of water.