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May 27, 2013

USA: 8.45 lb smallmouth bass

Angler  Tim Schneider fishing the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament on Lake Michigan, the past week caught an huge 8.45-pound smallmouth bass.

Tim said he caught the big big one on a 3 ½ inch tube with 1/4-ounce lead head. Tim was fishing over rocks in about 4 feet of water.

Tim smallmouth bass  was the largest weighed in the tournament's history. He and his fishing partner Dickson Greg caught about a dozen bass during the tournament, with the biggest biting at mid morning.

The smallmouth IGFA ( world record stands at 11 pounds and was caught by David Lee Hayes in late 1955.

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