International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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bass, largemouth
(Micropterus salmoides)

(Lacepede, 1802); CENTRARCHIDAE FAMILY; also called black bass, Oswego bass, green bass, green trout, Florida bass, Florida (or southern) largemouth, northern largemouth Originally confined primarily to the eastern United States of American and portions of northern Mexico and southern Canada, this member of the sunfish family can be found in every state in the U.S.A., throughout Mexico and Central America, and in many other countries throughout the world. The largemouth bass very closely resembles the smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) and other species of the genus Micropterus (i.e.,...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
10.12 kg (22 lb 4 oz)Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan02-Jul-2009Manabu KuritaRecord Details
10.09 kg (22 lb 4 oz)Montgomery Lake, Georgia, USA02-Jun-1932George W. PerryRecord Details