(Photo of worlds largest bass ever caught by Manabu Kurita officially recorded at 22.311 pounds--but that was in Japan .
New Hampshire's record was only 10lb 8oz. This is just a cool photo of a hug bass )
Bass are an anglers biggest challenge. The most popular of all the game fish. Feisty and will put up a good fight. Even good tasting. They are predatory and will eat anything they feel they can get into their mouth.
Amazingly a largemouth bass can actually take down a baby duck, loon chick or even a gosling (baby goose).
I remember as a kid I snag a small bass by the tail and I thought I caught Moby Dick.
New Hampshire Lakes are perfect environments for Bass. Here are some stats.
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
NH State Record: 10 lbs 8 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 ozNH State Record: 7 lbs 14.5 oz
The major lakes that have a healthy population of bass include:
Bow Lake is a 1,200-acre lake in the southeast part of the state.
Comerford Lake is an 1,100-acre lake on the western border of the state.
Conway Lake is a 1,300-acre lake in northeast NH.
First Connecticut Lake is a 2,800-acre lake in the northern tip of NH.
Great East Lake is an 1,800-acre lake on the eastern border of the state.
Lake Francis is a 2,100-acre lake in the northern tip of the state.
Lake Sunapee is a 4,100-acre lake in central NH.
Lake Wentworth is a 3,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state.
Lake Winnipesaukee is a 44,000-acre lake in east-central NH.
Mascoma Lake is a 1,100-acre lake in the west-central part of the state.
Massabesic Lake is a 2,900-acre lake in southeast NH.
Merrymeeting Lake is an 1,100-acre lake in the east-central part of the state.
Moore Reservoir is a 3,500-acre lake on the western border of the state.
Newfound Lake is a 4,100-acre lake in the central part of NH.
Ossipee Lake is a 3,100-acre lake in the northeast part of the state.
Paugus Bay is a 1,200-acre lake in the central part of the state.
Second Connecticut Lake is a 1,300-acre lake in the northern tip of NH.
Silver Lake is a 1,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state.
Squam Lake is a 6,700-acre lake in north-central NH.
Umbagog Lake is a 7,600-acre lake in the northeast part of the state.
Winnisquam Lake is a 4,300-acre lake in east-central NH.
For more information about the great fishing in New Hampshire visit https://wildlife.state.nh.us/fishing/
For all the record holding fish in New Hampshire that didn't get away Click Here
Get your poles and catch the big one--I'll never tell where you snag it.