maryland state record largemouth bassYou're looking at the new state record largemouth bass for the state of Maryland. The fish weighed in at 11 pounds 6 ounces, 26 inches long and 18 inches in girth. Youngster Colton Lambert caught the big bass using a soft plastic worm at a farm pond in his hometown Huntingtown on July 31st. At first the young fisherman and his father thought it was caught on something, then it moved very quickly and broke the surface, suddenly peeling line off the reel like crazy. They both said it was hard to reel in, Colton's father said he never seen a bass this big.

They immediately put it in a bucket of water, the next day they took it to Tyler’s Tackle in Chesapeake Beach where they waited and got it approved by fisheries biologist Keith Lockwood as the new freshwater largemouth bass Maryland state record. The previous record was held by Rodney Cockrell for nearly 30 years, his largemouth bass weighed 11 pounds 2 ounces.