Kentucky 14.6-Pound Largemouth Bass Shatters State Record That Had Stood for 36 Years

Breaking a record that had stood since 1984, Kentucky resident Mark Ward recently landed a largemouth bass that weighed almost a full pound more than the previous record.

Ward was quoted as saying, “Good Friday turned into a great Friday for me” in regards to catching the record-book bass, which weighed 14 pounds, 9.5 ounces. The huge fish reportedly measured 26.8 inches long and its girth was 22.5 inches. It was Ward’s first cast of the day that caught the bucketmouth during an after-work trip to a 6-acre lake at the end of a rainy day. He spotted a bass in the shallows which he estimated at about 4 pounds, and he decided to try to catch it.

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