Monster California Bass Caught From Shore

Monster California bass caught on Lake Wohlford, CA. The proper gear, good weather, and persistence are what it took to land a fish of this size. Photo by Greg Springer


If you call yourself a hardcore bass angler, then you know that California is known for producing some monstrous Largemouth Bass. While some anglers fish for fun, others spend countless hours and money chasing that one fish. Some are after a personal best, others, a world record.


Greg Springer of Visa, Calif., caught and released a 16.3-pound monster bass on Lake Wohlford near Escondido on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. This monster California bass was caught on a 3:16 Lure Company glide bait and was caught from shore!

After encountering this massive bass a couple days prior, Springer was determined to land it, so he headed to the spot. Making a cast into some glass-like water conditions, the huge bass actually came up and swiped at his bait. Knowing that she probably got a good look at his swimbait and line because of the calm, clear conditions, Springer backed off and moved on down the bank.


"When I saw the wind come up in that area, I went back over there and she crushed it on the first cast,"said Springer.

The monster California bass is Lake Wohlford's biggest bass in fifteen years. The lake record stands at 19 lb. 3 oz., caught in February of 1986 by Steve Beasley.

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

Records

Upon Further Review: 70-Year-Old Catfish Record Voided

G&F Online Staff - May 22, 2019

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish.

News

Game & Fish Magazine Names New Editorial Director

G&F Online Staff - May 23, 2019

Adam Heggenstaller takes over after 14 years with NRA Publications.

Bows

New TRUGLO Bowfishing EZ•Rest

May 23, 2019

Brush-style bowfishing arrow rest and kits designed for simplicity and reliability.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Costa and Captains for Clean Water

With the company's heavy involvement in initiatives like Kick the Plastic and Captains for Clean Water campaigns, Costa's Amanda Sabin tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead all about the sunglass maker's unwavering commitment to help the freshwater and saltwater environment.

Berkley's Surge Shad

Major League Fishing pro Scott Suggs has relied on the Berkley Surge Shad lure concept for years, using similar designs to capture MLF titles and a $1 million dollar FLW Forrest Cup win. With new features in the Surge Shad, Suggs tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead that even he can find success out on the water!

Electric Filet Knife from Bubba Blades

As OSG's Lynn Burkhead looks on, Josh Neville shows off the cordless and corded versions of a new electric filet knife from Bubba Blades.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Other Freshwater

5 Great Lures For Bluegills

Stephen D. Carpenteri - March 10, 2011

Who needs live bait when the big 'gills are so eager to strike these lures?

Catfish

How To Make Your Own Catfish Dough Bait

Keith Sutton - August 04, 2015

When it comes to fishing baits, you won't find a more unusual variety than the strange brews...

Other Freshwater

6 Tips for Nighttime Crappie

Keith Sutton - June 19, 2017

Fishing for nighttime crappie gets you out of the summer heat and puts more fish in the...

See More Stories

More Bass

Bass

MLF Pros: What's With the Moon?

G&F Online Staff

We're told to pay attention to the lunar phases. What do bass pros think?

Fishing

Chicago's Smallmouth Bass Hot Spot

Tim Holschlag - June 17, 2019

Want to get after smallmouth near the city? Hit the Kankakee River south of town.

Bass

MLF Pro Tips: How to Fish New Waters

G&F Online Staff

These Major League Fishing pros share their approach to a new lake.

See More Bass

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

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

×