Broc Corcoran got the suprise of his life on Monday when he headed out to New Orleans City Park and reeled in a 9.3 largemouth Bass on a soft plastic minnow bait. The Bass all in all was 24 inches long and had an 18 inch girth. It was Cocrans second largest fish in the past few weeks as he had landed an 8.3 pounder just a few weeks earlier.
His whole fishing day was almost ruined as the Wildlife and Fisheries were shocking the fish for testing and not just any place, but right where he was fishing. But thankfully when they told him the largest fish they had shocked all day was five pounds, he knew his biggin he was after was still around.
Back to his lucky spot he went and he noticed a smaller buck bass about 8 or so feet off the bank, but unknowingly didn’t see the much larger female until she decided to take the bait. As most of have done, he set the hook too fast and his bait shot out like a bullet and was then lodged in a tree (man, I’ve done that a few times too). Shaking like a leaf, it took him about 10 minutes to retie the lure, but once he had it back in the water, she took the bait once again and the rest is history.
Once landing the fish, he knew he had broke the record and his scale proved him correct with 9.41lbs. After placing the fish in a cooler, and no not on ice, he then headed to Captain Sid’s Seafood to put the bass on a state-certified scale. Generally when fish are caught, they tend to get a bit stressed which is why it is very important to manage them as best you can while they are confined. By the time Corcoran got his fish to the official scales she had lost an ounce, but it was still on top.
In typical catch and release fashion, he released her back into the water, kudos to you my friend for putting her back.
Seems like this place is a hawg magnet. Anthony Mike had the previous record with 9.1lbs and Tim Zissis is next with 9.05.
Great Job Gentlemen and a special congrats to Broc Corcoran once again on his 9.3.
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