Angler Hires Attorneys in Million-dollar Record Bass Fight
Written by Outdoor Hub Reporters
Arkansas angler Rodney Ply made headlines last February when he hooked a staggering 68-pound striped bass from Bull Shoals Lake in his home state. Ply’s catch topped the state record by four pounds and the world record for landlocked striped bass by half a pound.
Half million dollar first prize up for grabs at Tulsa, Oklahoma Feb. 22-25.
Just over a week from today, the Bassmaster Classic kicks off at Grand Lake O' the Cherokees in northeast Oklahoma. The guy who turns out to be champion will bank a check for a half-million dollars. Probably the most prestigious event in competitive fishing, the Classic is also an annual celebration of all things bass fishing.
Alabama has a new state record for striped bass, and it is a whopper. On February 28, James Bramlett of Dora, Ala. hauled a 69-pound, 9-ounce striped bass from the Black Warrior River near the Gorgas Steam plant in north-central Alabama. After being weighed on certified scales, this fish beat the previous record by more than 14 pounds and measured 46.75 inches long with a 37.75 inch girth.
The idea of eating animals typically kept pets is (obviously) contentious in the United States. People in America cringe at the thought of eating dogs, but what about goldfish, a favorite household pet of many adolescents? Michigan angler Mike Martin doesn't quite know what to do either with his fat, three-pound goldfish that he caught from Lake St. Clair.