A 15-Pound Bass Caught Breaks Louisiana Lake Record

According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fish, the record for Bussey Brake has been broken for the second time in a single month after Robert Rush brought a 15.36-pound largemouth bass to the scales to be certified on Feb. 26, 2023. His fish is the 8th largest bass ever caught in the state of Louisiana as well.

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Here is the press announcement from the LDWF Facebook page:

LDWF’s scales have gotten a workout this month….Yet another lake record has been broken. Congratulations to Robert Rush, who set a new lake record on Bussey Brake with a 15.36 pounder! Robert’s fish also ranks as No. 8 on the Louisiana top ten list.

That’s the second time in a month that the Bussey Brake’s lake record has been broken! Most of Bussey Brake’s production is due to the large number of pure Florida strain brood fish that were provided by LDWF’s own Booker Fowler fish hatchery, in combination with excellent habitat.

For more info about Bussey Brake and other top-producing bass lakes in Louisiana, check out this article from our most recent issue of Louisiana Conservationist: http://ow.ly/rOeF50N4ZoJ.

Todd Herrington of Bastrop caught a 13.58-pound largemouth on Feb. 13, 2023. Rush caught his big bass on a Texas-rigged tube.

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