What a Record Leather Bass Looks Like

Here are the latest world-record submissions to the International Game Fish Association.

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) gets world-record submissions on a regular basis and shares some of them in a bi-weekly newsletter.

Game & Fish publishes this feature twice a month.

Here are some of the recent submissions for record-book consideration. (info, photos courtesy of IGFA):

Huge Texas Channel Cat

  • Fifteen-year-old Will Titsworth of Rowlett, Texas, caught and released this 26-pound, 6-ounce channel catfish May 30 at Ray Hubbard Reservoir near Rockwell. If approved by the IGFA, the catch will be the new Junior world record (currently 24 pounds).

What a World-Record Leather Bass Looks Like

  • Ricci Chavez caught this potential all-tackle world-record leather bass on Aug. 12 while fishing out of Los Buzos Panama Kayak Fishing Lodge. The fish weighed 28 pounds, 2 ounces. The current all-tackle world record is 27-8.

Girl, 8, Submits Papuan Black Snapper Catch

  • Seven-year-old Isabella Power, while fishing Laloki River in her native country of Papua New Guinea, caught this 15-pound, 6-ounce Papuan black snapper July 23 that could fill vacant Female Smallfry world record.

Norwegian Blue Ling Crushes Existing Record

  • Alf Ronny Karbo caught this potential all-tackle world-record blue ling July 11 while fishing off Bomlafjorden, Norway. The 39-pound, 2-ounce fish is nearly four pounds heavier than the existing record (35-6).

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