New World Record Yellow Perch Caught by 12 Year Old Girl

New World Record Yellow Perch Caught by 12 Year Old Girl

Tia Weise World Record Yellow Perch

Tia Weise World Record Yellow Perch

A 12 year old girl recently became the world record holder for Yellow Perch caught through the ice using a tip-up!

Tia Weise and her dad, Gary, were on a regular ice fishing trip on Cascade Lake in Idaho. The Eagle, Idaho youngster knew she had a truly big fish when she landed it, and hoped it might be a new state record, but she never dreamed that she would be weighing the new world record!

Tia’s dad, Gary, said that he had landed a monster yellow perch the week before that they had weighed, but it missed the state record by 4/100 of a lb. just a week earlier. So when Tia landed this fish, they wasted no time in getting it to certified scales to have it weighed.

The world record behemoth was actually caught in March of 2014. It was certified as a new state record quickly. But it wasn’t submitted for world record consideration until Gary realized that the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame had a tip-up category.

Gary helped Tia get the paperwork in order and submitted it for the world record for tip-up caught Yellow Perch. When everything was said and done, [Read the rest of this entry…]

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Best Reels for Bass FIshing

Two of The Best Reels for Bass Fishing

Quantum Catalyst Pt Spinning ReelThe Quantum Catalyst Pt Spinning Reel is sized to fit any of your fishing needs.

The smallest size CT10PTIC is great for panfish and some bass fishing. The line capacity is 100 yds. of 6 lb. The medium sized CT20PTIC does well for bass and pike, but a big pike might be a bit too much. Clamping down the drag to the max of 16lbs is enough to stop most pike and bass, provided your line doesn’t break. The line capacity is 100 yds. of 8 lb. test.

If you are going after pike or big bass, the CT30PTIC is a good choice, and with a capacity of 120 yds. of 10 lb. line, it can handle bigger fish.

The largest model, CT40PTIC has a line capacity of 200 yds of 12 lb test. If you are going after salmon, steelhead, striper and redfish the largest reel is the one for you.

The bail is made out of titanium and is flexible. A key to owning the Catalyst is using the Quantum Hot Sauce for reel maintenance. The gear lube should be applied at

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Tournament Bass Angler Killed While Protecting His Boat and Equipment

Bass Fisherman Jimmy Johnson

Bass Fisherman Jimmy Johnson

A few days ago, people in the bass fishing community learned of a terrible crime that had been committed against a well-known tournament angler while he was in Mississippi for a big tournament.

56 year old Jimmy Johnson was staying at a hotel and had gone outside to check his boat after dark. When doing so, he discovered someone attempting to burglarize the boat and steal items from it. The perpetrator drew a gun and shot Jimmy in the face, killing him.

(http://www.bassmaster.com/news/bassmaster-opens-angler-shot-death-mississippi-motel)

Police used video surveillance footage that showed the suspect on hotel property and, ultimately, [Read the rest of this entry…]

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