With Shasta, Bullards Bar, Pine Flat, Pardee and several others, it was only a matter of time before Northern California gave up a new world record spotted bass…and now, it apparently has.
Keith Bryan potentially broke the IGFA All-Tackle record with a 10-pound, 7-ounce spott from New Melonies Reservoir.
Bryan caught the fish while working a Yamamoto worm on a Powell rod that he built.
Once the fish was boated after a quick three minute fight, Bryan placed it in the livewell and headed back to the docks for weighing – after which he released it alive.
In addition to qualifying for the All-Tackle and 8-pound line class records, Bryan’s fish also won him the tournament he was fishing.
The current IGFA record stands at 10 pounds, 4 ounces and was set back in 2001.