Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Retirement Bass?

This lucky fisherman, who apparently landed a 25 pound largemouth bass, probably won't get his catch certified to beat a world record set in Georgia back in 1932.

The article says he foul-hooked the bass (the hook was lodged in a fin, rather than the mouth of the fish), which if done intentionally disqualifies the catch, according to IFGA rules. He also released the bass without first taking all appropriate measurements to confirm the fish's size. Probably not going to retire to your own show on the outdoor network now, buddy.

Personally, I keep IFGA's contact number stored on my cell phone so that if, er, when I catch my 26 pounder, I can double check and get it right!

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