Arkansas

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The Arkansas state record has also stood the test of time. This 16-pound, 8 ounce largemouth bass was caught on Mallard Lake by Memphis angler Aaron Mardis on March 2, 1976. 

An interesting side note, an angler broke the record catching a larger fish a while back, but did it without a valid license therefore since the fish was caught illegally it could not be certified as the record. See more about that here. For more information on Arkansas state records, click here.