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 World Records

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle10.12 kg (22 lb 4 oz)Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan02-Jul-2009Manabu KuritaRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle10.09 kg (22 lb 4 oz)Montgomery Lake, Georgia, USA02-Jun-1932George W. PerryRecord DetailsHistory Details

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line ClassMin. Req'd WeightWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-01 kg (2 lb)6.7 kg (14 lb 12 oz)Castaic Lake, Castaic, California, USA01-Jun-1992Robert CrupiRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-02 kg (4 lb)7.76 kg (17 lb 1 oz)Castaic Lake, Castaic, California, USA28-Dec-1990Robert CrupiRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-03 kg (6 lb)7.51 kg (16 lb 9 oz)Lake Isabella, California, USA18-Mar-1998Terry McAbeeRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-04 kg (8 lb)9.61 kg (21 lb 3 oz)Oakview, California, USA04-Mar-1980Raymond EasleyRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-06 kg (12 lb)9.53 kg (21 lb 0 oz)Castaic Lake, Castaic, California, USA09-Mar-1990Robert CrupiRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-08 kg (16 lb)9.98 kg (22 lb 0 oz)Castaic Lake, Castaic, California, USA12-Mar-1991Robert CrupiRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-10 kg (20 lb)8.63 kg (19 lb 0 oz)Castaic Lake, Castaic, California, USA08-Jan-1989Dan KadotaRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-01 kg (2 lb)2.01 kg (4 lb 7 oz)Lake Camanche, California, USA09-Apr-2018Cazbar SaelaoRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-02 kg (4 lb)2.38 kg (5 lb 4 oz)South Miami Lake, Miami, Florida, USA01-Apr-2014Sandy EdelmanRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-03 kg (6 lb)2.83 kg (6 lb 4 oz)C-51 Canal, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA10-Jun-2017Emily Rose HanzlikRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-04 kg (8 lb)4.59 kg (10 lb 2 oz)Lake Talquin, Tallahassee, Florida, USA06-Dec-2015Dana Blanco Douglas, M.D.Record DetailsHistory Details
W-06 kg (12 lb)3.52 kg (7 lb 12 oz)J.W. Corbett WMA, Florida, USA08-May-2018Emily Rose HanzlikRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-08 kg (16 lb)4 kg (8 lb 14 oz)2.95 kg (6 lb 8 oz)*Lake Seville, Florida, USA19-Jun-2016Shari Dingle CostantiniRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-10 kg (20 lb)5 kg (11 lb 1 oz)4 kg (8 lb 13 oz)*Lake Okeechobee, Florida, USA16-Feb-2015Julia Grace KetnerRecord DetailsHistory Details

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line ClassMin. Req'd WeightWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)3.62 kg (8 lb 0 oz)Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA25-Jun-2001Herbert Ratner, Jr.Record DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)4.41 kg (9 lb 11 oz)Lake Dixon, Escondido, California, USA26-Apr-1999Dennis DitmarsRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)6.41 kg (14 lb 2 oz)Lake Meredith, Texas, USA20-Oct-2000John Lindsey, Jr.Record DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)7.6 kg (16 lb 12 oz)Castaic Lagoon, Castaic, California, USA26-Feb-2009Larry KurosakiRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)6.58 kg (14 lb 8 oz)Castaic Lagoon, Castaic, California, USA24-Feb-2007Larry KurosakiRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)5.76 kg (12 lb 11 oz)Lake Dixon, Escondido, California, USA30-Apr-1998Dennis DitmarsRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)5 kg (11 lb 1 oz)4.22 kg (9 lb 5 oz)*Lake Poway, Poway, California, USA22-Apr-1992Dennis DitmarsRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)0.57 kg (1 lb 4 oz)South Miami Lake, Miami, Florida, USA01-Apr-2014Sandy EdelmanRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)1.25 kg (2 lb 12 oz)Hialeah Gardens, Florida, USA26-Apr-2014Lauren N. DunnRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz)1.36 kg (3 lb 0 oz)*Lake Skinner, California, USA10-Apr-2018Tiffany Dawn SergentRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)2.49 kg (5 lb 8 oz)Westlake Lake, California, USA09-Apr-2018Kesley E. GallagherRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)4.76 kg (10 lb 8 oz)Port Orange, Florida, USA06-May-2017Capt. Alissa VinoskiRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)4 kg (8 lb 14 oz)1.19 kg (2 lb 10 oz)*Miramar Lakes, Florida, USA09-Aug-2016Deborah Michele HansonRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)5 kg (11 lb 1 oz)VacantVacant VacantRecord DetailsHistory Details

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line ClassMin. Req'd WeightWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
F-Junior 7.14 kg (15 lb 12 oz)Spruce Creek, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA08-May-2006Mackenzie Ruth HickoxRecord DetailsHistory Details
F-Smallfry 4 kg (8 lb 13 oz)Lake Okeechobee, Florida, USA16-Feb-2015Julia Grace KetnerRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-Junior 7.73 kg (17 lb 0 oz)Murray Reservoir, San Diego, California, USA22-Mar-2000Cody PierceRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-Smallfry 6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)Castaic Lake, California, USA02-Jan-1998Ryan BarnesRecord DetailsHistory Details

* Indicates world records that were granted before the IGFA established minimum ratio requirements.