Yamaha Purchases World Record Mount

Since Manubu Kurita put his world record tying bass up for sale in August, the 22 lbs 4.9 ounce bass has been a hot topic among anglers. Bass anglers everywhere wanted to know where the final home of Manabu's catch would end up. Now, after seven months of waiting, the fishing world has the answer: Yamaha Marine/Skeeter products bought the mount.

Yamaha will have the mount on display at the Yamaha booth at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo and Manubu will be on hand to sign autographs and talk to fans.

David Swendseid, the assigned associate to organize offers regarding Manabu's mount, is the known product specialist for Jackall Lures and Toray fishing line in the US. Swendseid was responsible for helping Toray's fluorocarbon and braid hit notoriety among professional anglers. "The gravity of what Manabu has accomplished cannot be readily assimilated," explains Swendseid. "Trophy hunters specifically committed to chasing the world record have quietly pursued their dream, far from notoriety. In California, there have been as many as 20-30 very accomplished trophy anglers who hunt or have hunted the elusive world record. Several of them nearly broke the weight barrier, but the world record continued to stand for nearly 80 years. That's amazing!"

WFN will be at the Classic and will be talking with Manubu about the record catch, so be sure to check back for the interview.

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