11.3 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Doug Reavis fishing in Texas on 08/26/95

Posted by Doug Reavis over 11 years ago

11.3 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Doug Reavis fishing in Texas on 08/26/95
28.0" / 11.3 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by Doug Reavis fishing on Saturday August 26, 1995 at 11:05 12.01 km from Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas (TX), United States North America using a Shinner Color a Topwater Bait by Heddon

Started the day with a dead battery. No problem I'll switch it to the trolling motor battery. Well as I was closing the lid I slipped and out the boat I went. On the way into the water I managed to break off my navigation light and slam my hand on the side of the boat. So I stood there wet with what I thought maybe a broken hand saying this is a sign to go home. But i grit my teeth and headed out. Fished for about three hours catching a few small ones here and there, then I spotted a school of fish breaking water that was about 100ft deep. Grabbed my spook and gave it a launch. Hooked up on the first cast, now Amistad has Striped bass so I'm thinking Striped bass all the way until I see this huge dark mass coming up. By this time my hand had swelled to the size of a Grapefruit, but that really didn't matter lipping the largest bass of my life!! If you take anything from this story I hope it's this. "If you don't go you won't catch'em". I was so close to going home that day! Glad I didn't! Oh almost forgot the fish was released and I got a fibergass replica.

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Dennis Huskins

Third heaviest largemouth posted on this site! That makes you a bad ass bass man

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 9 years ago

Craig Littwin

That S.O.B is a beat guess i understand u putting her back for someone else too catch and getting a fiberglass replica guess its the same thing either way. Must b nice too have that pretty warm water year around bass get big when they can feed most of the year cant say the same for jersey good fish man.....Cant get over the size and gerth on that thing....

Posted by Craig Littwin Expert Member over 11 years ago

I released the the fish to let some other lucky angler have the experience of catching it like I did.

Posted by Doug Reavis over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

im sorry but if i caught a 11 pound bass it isnt gonna be a fiberglass replica on my wall. that would have been his last swim....hawg bass man

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

Team RippnLipz

LOL same thing happend to me, But the boat was my bike, I crashed pritty bad going to my local fav spot, Thats the day i caught my 7lbs 9oz...would have never caught if i just went home like i was gonna....I was very pissy till i caught that bass...LOL cool story

Posted by Team RippnLipz Elite Member over 11 years ago

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