You would expect a bass pro to know how to catch records, and Justin Kerr did just that.
Fishing on Lake Havasu, Ariz. on Nov. 9, Kerr landed this 5.63-pound fish, which bested the previous record for the Colorado River System.
According to the official release, Kerr used an Evergreen Combat Crank 480 in bluegill to entice the big smallie. And while the Lake Havasu City resident has seen bigger bass caught in the Colorado River System, thanks to some good timing and having an official weigh station open, Kerr is officially at the top of the record books.
In addition to Havasu, the Colorado River System includes Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, Lake Martinez and Lake Powell. And as long as Kerr is fishing his hometown lakes, I'm guessing the former FLW Rookie of the Year will keep breaking these smallmouth records. –Brian McClintock