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Largemouth Bass Record By State

Largemouth Bass Record By State
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Introduction

As verbosely named by regional enthusiasts – the widemouth bass, bigmouth bass, or the black bass, to name a few, the largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) is a prized catch among fishing aficionados. Its reputation as an aggressive fighter when caught, coupled with its impressive size, sets this freshwater fish apart. Beyond its native territories of the United States, southeastern Canada, and northern Mexico, the largemouth bass has generated a significant cult following in global aquatic sports.

  • Georgia sits atop the leaderboard with the largest recorded weight for a largemouth bass, a whopping '22 lbs, 4 oz', making it the state with the heaviest largemouth bass in the United States. This southern state takes pride in its largemouth bass and has even declared it as its official state fish.
  • The largemouth bass record of '21 lbs, 12 oz' in California adjudges it as the runner-up. It is notable as the only state from the western part of the country to secure a top spot.
  • The 3rd and 4th positions are held by Texas ('18 lbs, 2.8 oz') and Florida ('17 lbs, 4.32 oz') respectively. Both states are renowned for their vibrant bass fishing communities and suitable warm climates that largely contribute to the growth and stature of the largemouth bass.
  • At the lower end, North Dakota has the lightest recorded largemouth bass weighing in at '8 lbs, 7.5 oz'. Northern states appear to have smaller largemouth bass, likely due to differences in climate compared to their southern counterparts.

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