Japanese fisherman ties largemouth bass record
DANIA BEACH, Fla. — A Japanese man is being credited with tying the 77-year-old world record for catching the biggest largemouth bass.
The International Game Fish Association announced Friday that it had confirmed the 22-pound, 4-ounce fish caught by Manabu Kurita (man-AH-boo koo-REE-ta). The Florida-based group said Kurita caught the fish July 2 on Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake.
Kurita’s fish tied the record of George Perry, who caught his bass on Georgia’s Montgomery Lake on June 2, 1932.
Kurita used 25-pound test line and a live blue gill as bait.