Virginia State Record Spotted Bass

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In early 2012, a new state record for spotted bass was certified by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) State Record Fish Committee.

The bass, weighing in at 4 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20 inches long, was caught Saturday, March 10, 2012, on Claytor Lake by Mr. Rod Kegley of Dublin, Virginia. Kegley’s fish eclipsed the previous state record of 3 pounds, 10 ounces, which also came out of Claytor Lake in 1993.

Initially, Kegley was unaware that he had caught a potential state record fish. Kegley was eventually alerted by another angler that his catch not a largemouth bass, but rather a huge spotted bass. Kegley caught his record spotted bass using a Yumbrella by Yum Baits. The castable multi-lure is a wire rig similar to a saltwater umbrella rig.

source Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries