With anglers casting in the Mother Lode Lake hoping and hunting for the newest spot world record, Alex Niapas pulled a largie out of New Melones just under the fishery’s largemouth record. “He got it about 11:30 a.m. today on a CRL jig, that is a California Reservoir Lures jig,” said John Chiarpotti from Glory Hole Sports.
The Niapas monster went 17.82 and just missed the lake’s largemouth record of 18.11. It was photographed and released back into the water.
A CRL rep reported on the jig saying, “The jig was a Bed Wetter - Bozo pattern with a Weightless Slim Thrasher in Zombie color as a trailer.”
Melones has been on fire lately producing two lake record spotted bass in the last month. The latest of which weighed just ounces less than the world record.
The most recent bass battle at the lake was won on March 9 with a five-fish limit of over 40-lbs which included a 15-plus largemouth kicker. During the same event an all spot bag was weighed in at more than 28-lbs.
“We’re waiting for the world record spot to come out of here anytime,” added Chiarpotti.
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