Huntington, Maryland- Colton Lambert was fishing with his father and younger brother at about 7:30pm when he thought his line was caught on something. All of a sudden it began to move very quickly and broke the surface and took off, peeling it off the reel.
“It was hard to control and reel in”
His dad said he knew t was going to be the biggest largemouth he’d ever seen. The next day after catching it they took it to Tyler’s Tackle on Chesapeake Beach, an award center for the Maryland Fishing Challenge.
Lambert caught the fish using 8-pound test
On a spinning rod and a plastic worm, rigged weedless and without a weight, Lambert pulled in a largemouth bass that was 26-inches long and 18-inches wide 1--6.
The previous record was 11-2 and held for almost 30 years by Rodney Cockrell.
Colbert Lambert will be recognized as a State record holder at the 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale on September 7 at the Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State park in Annapolis.
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