The world record largemouth bass, a trophy bass fishing feat, was caught by George W. Perry. The record has held up for over 74 years. 22 pounds four ounces. That’s a huge well feed largemouth and if you have ever been fortunate enough to land a ten pounder, then you have almost half the feeling of that bass. Ever since the Georgia bass was landed on June 2, 1932, and later certified by Field & Stream magazine, as the reigning world record, no photograph had been found to document the feat. This makes it very difficult to quantify but even easier for those doubters to enter in mass. Trophy bass fishing is a great way to catch the largest of the big bass in any chosen area. The variety of weights that the trophy bass encompasses is greatly affected by the time of the year and the bass pattern.
Even though that world record may be out of most everyone’s reach, it is not impossible to catch a giant lunker bass in Florida. The ability to land one of that size and proportion is really one in a million. The researchers who study the largemouth bass agree, they just do not see any evidence that a largemouth bass could grow to that size these days. Be it the shrinking habitat of the bass or just that the size is unattainable, the fact is it is fun to try. Food is also a big deciding factor.
Trophy bass fishing is a combination of skill and blind luck. Being in the right place at the right time has its advantages and having the talent that is required to get the bait to the trophy bass also a great asset. Earlier we discussed the chances of landing such a massive creature, virtually nil. What remains is the chance at a trophy bass and I will tell you how to go about doing just that.
Start off by scanning the area for a smaller, overgrown with lily pads or other vegetation, pond. One that is preferably not over fished and has access to a smaller body of water. The smaller water point is important since it feeds the bigger bass a steady supply of smaller fish so that they overall stability of the ponds food chain remains uninterrupted. Now all this may seem a bit trivial but trust me, these are all necessary entities for a trophy bass to be able to grow in the pond.
The best way to catch a trophy bass is a much varied topic. Some argue the about time of the year being the most important factor while this is true it is not always the final case. The bass holds the most sway over whether or not they are going to bite that day. If you want to catch a lunker bass and the time is right to hang a replica of a huge trophy bass in the den? Then go bass fishing and hook up with a great time.