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New State-Record Largemouth Bass Caught

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South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Angler Matthew Dunham caught an enormous bass for his region of the country this past week. While fishing on Monday on Indian Scout Lake in South Dakota, he caught a 9-pound, 5-ounce largemouth bass just minutes before dark. The bass measured 23 inches with a girth of 19 7/8 inches. 

The fish beats the previous state record caught in 1999. That fish weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was caught in a gravel pit.