New York

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John Higbie caught this lunker bass weighing 11.26 pounds on a homemade spinnerbait fishing a private lake near Otsego County. He had already caught an 8-pounder that fall of 1987 and added this 11-pounder a month later.  Not too shabby for one angler in New York. 

See more about his catch here: New York State Largemouth Bass Record