There is a lot of buzzing on the Internet right now that a new smallmouth bass has been caught in Laurel River Lake, Ky., but what they're really seeing is a nice 6 to 8-pounder that was gill netted during a survey.
According to World Fishing Network, early reports came out that this bass topped the sales at about 12 pounds. That would have bested the standing record, an 11-pound, 15-ounce smallie caught by David L. Hayes at Dale Hollow Lake in 1955.
It was found in a gill net during a black bass survey in November, 2011. The people in the boat did not weigh the fish, but think it's in the 6 to 8-pound range. They took a picture and released the fish.
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