Big Bass

Tournament scouting trip yields 11-pound lunker

Stephen Ell and Joe Fleming were scouting for this weekend’s BOSS Tournament Trail championship on May 26 when the fish of a lifetime picked up Ell’s lure.

“I was throwing a Carolina rig, and she picked it up on the fall,” the angler said. “It was crazy. The fight lasted five minutes.”

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Big Bass

Indiana angler bags 11-pound Toledo Bend toad

Indiana’s Chris Myers has been tournament fishing for 37 years, but none of his competitive days on the water compared to March 8 — when he weighed in an 11.6-pound bass during the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional event held on Toledo Bend.

“You don’t get many chances to weigh a fish like that in a tournament,” Myers said. “It was the biggest fish I’ve weighed in a tournament, and it’s the biggest bag I’ve weighed in a tournament.”

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