State largemouth bass record broken

Washington’s largemouth bass record has been shattered by a 12.53-pound lunker caught earlier this month in Lake Bosworth in Snohomish County. Bill Evans of Bothell, Wash., caught the 23-inch largemouth while fishing with a Strike King 5-inch Shim-E-Stick, wacky-rigged on a 1/0 hook. The girth of the fish was 22.4 inches.

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His catch topped the old record of 11.57 pounds by Carl Pruitt in 1977 by almost a pound. “As soon as I set the hook, I knew it had to be a big one because the bottom pulled hard and it just wouldn’t quit,” Evans said, “When she finally tried to jump, she could only get her head out of the water.”

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