Skip to main content

My biggest Largemouth Bass!

My biggest Largemouth Bass!
Giant Largemouth Bass

Tom Warren

Ham Lake MN



I started fishing early morning. It was cloudy and rainy and I caught quite a few fish in shallow water, although most were small ones. Around noon the sun came out and the fishing got really tough. After fishing deeper water for hours without a bite, I returned to the same spot I had caught fish earlier. The shallow water was lily pads with plenty of submergent weeds underneath them to provide a nice canopy for big fish to sit under. Being the sun had come out I decided to switch from my frog to a Texas rigged Senko. This fish hit on my first pitch into a pocket. I didn't know it was that big at first but as soon as he cleared the weeds I knew I had a giant! The fish measured right at 20 inches and weighed exactly 5 pounds. I have caught a several 5 lb largemouth bass in my life but by far none looked as healthy as this fish did. After a few photos and measurements, I released this fish to live another day.

Species: Largemouth Bass

Date Caught: 07/23/2013




Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 20


Weight: 5

Lure / Bait used: Lure | Watermelon Red Flake, 5" TX-rigged Big Bite Trick Stick (3/16 oz, 4/0 hook Trokar EWG)

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Drop-Shotting For Smallies

Drop-Shotting For Smallies

The In-Fisherman crew head to Lake Erie to catch smallmouth bass.

Lake Superior Whitefish on Ice

Lake Superior Whitefish on Ice

Doug Stange joins Capt. Aron Kastern on Lake Superior near Ashland, Wisconsin where they go after whitefish on ice.

Hobie MirageDrive 360 Kayak Propulsion: Amazing Control and Power

Hobie MirageDrive 360 Kayak Propulsion: Amazing Control and Power

The Hobie MirageDrive 360 pedal propulsion system is the pinnacle of kayak control with more efficient fin designs, glide technology and allows the boat to be moved in any direction.

The True Story of the Bass Boat Hero Who Broke the Internet

The True Story of the Bass Boat Hero Who Broke the Internet

“If that engine starts without my kill switch on, I ain't the one driving it,” Blake Broussard says after ejection video goes viral.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Folks are increasingly realizing that the beauty of a big bluegill lies in its rarity.Managing for Big Bluegills Panfish

Managing for Big Bluegills

Cory Schmidt - November 24, 2020

Folks are increasingly realizing that the beauty of a big bluegill lies in its rarity.

A bumping rod is the unicorn of fishing rods because building the right rod for bumping feels impossible at times.Selecting a Bumping Rod and Reel for Catfish Catfish

Selecting a Bumping Rod and Reel for Catfish

David Harrison - October 28, 2020

A bumping rod is the unicorn of fishing rods because building the right rod for bumping feels...

When the leaves start to change colors, so does a walleye's attitudes.Top 3 Fall Spots for Walleyes Walleye

Top 3 Fall Spots for Walleyes

Ross Robertson - October 14, 2020

When the leaves start to change colors, so does a walleye's attitudes.

See More Trending Articles

More Master Angler



Timothy Steinmetz
Escanaba Michigan

This nice 21 inch smallmouth was the biggest fish of one ofBest Day Ever Master Angler

Best Day Ever

August 20, 2013

Timothy Steinmetz Escanaba Michigan This nice 21 inch smallmouth was the biggest fish of...



Jesse Date
Rosemount MN

Great day of fishing with my father.

Species: Hybrid Striped Bass
DateGreat Day Master Angler

Great Day

August 23, 2013

Jesse Date Rosemount MN Great day of fishing with my father. Species: Hybrid Striped...

7 Pound Giant! Master Angler

7 Pound Giant!

Jason Beach - September 11, 2013



Christopher Pereira
Hopatcong New Jersey

...had the whole lake to myself...cloud cover, lightMusky Rage! Master Angler

Musky Rage!

September 17, 2013

Christopher Pereira Hopatcong New Jersey ...had the whole lake to myself...cloud cover,...

See More Master Angler

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the In-Fisherman App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All In-Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now