Another one of those head-scratcher records where you’re left trying to figure out how a bass got to 15-pounds, 8-ounces in Massachusetts in 1975 and not one has been close since. While angling pressure surely accounts for bass not growing as long or as big, it’s interesting to see the sheer size of this fish so far north. This would be the largest northern strain weighed to our knowledge. 

Kudos to Walter Bolonis on this freak of a huge bass. See more about the Massachusetts records here: Massachusetts Freshwater Fish Records