top 25 largemouth bass


Clinton Sumner of Escondito caught this monster 16 pound 13 ounce Largemouth Bass on 4-21-2000 while fishing at Lake Wohlford in Southern California. Although this fish would shatter many state records throughout the US, it does not even come close to being in the top 25 largemouths of all time.

No. Weight Angler Location Date
1 22 pounds, 4 ounces George Perry Montgomery Lake - Georgia June 2, 1932
2 22 pounds, .5 ounce Bob Crupi Castaic Lake - California March 12, 1991
3 21 pounds, 12 ounces Mike Arujo Castaic Lake - California March 5, 1991
4 21 pounds, 11.2 ounces Jed Dickerson Dixon Lake - California May 31, 2003
5 21 pounds, 3.5 ounces Raymond Easley Casitas Lake - California March 4, 1980
6 21 pounds, .5 ounce Bob Crupi Castaic Lake - California March 9, 1990
7 20 pounds, 15 ounces David Zimmerlee Miramar Lake - California June 23, 1973
8 20 pounds, 14 ounces Leo Torres Castaic Lake - California February 4, 1990
9 20 pounds, 12 ounces Mike Long Dixon Lake - California April 27, 2001
10 20 pounds, 4 ounces Gene Dupras Hodges Lake - California May 30, 1985
11 20 pounds, 4 ounces Johnny Garduno Miramar Lake - California March 25, 1990
12 20 pounds, 2 ounces Fritz Friebel Big Fish Lake - Florida May, 1923
13 19 pounds, 8 ounces Keith Gunsauls Miramar Lake - California March 7, 1988
14 19 pounds, 8 ounces Randy Crabtree Casitas Lake - California April 9, 2002
15 19 pounds, 8 ounces Mac Weakley Dixon Lake - California May, 2003
16 19 pounds, 4 ounces Chris Brandt Mira Mesa Lake - California March 22, 1998
17 19 pounds, 3 ounces Ardon Hanline Morena Lake - California February 17, 1987
18 19 pounds, 3 ounces Steve Beasley Lake Wohlford - California February 3, 1986
19 19 pounds, 1 ounce Sandy DeFresco Miramar Lake - California March 14, 1988
20 19 pounds, .5 ounce Dan Kadota Castaic Lake - California January 8, 1989
21 19 pounds, .5 ounce Larry Kerns Success Lake - California January 27, 2001
22 19 pounds Riley Witt Tarpon Lake - Florida June 21, 1961
23 18 pounds, 15 ounces Keith Harper Isabella Lake - California April, 1984
24 18 pounds, 14 ounces Dan Kadota Castaic Lake - California February 12, 1988
25 18 pounds, 13 ounces Joe Weaver Isabella Lake - California February, 1984

Interesting Facts:

22 of the top 25 LMB were taken in California.

Florida and Georgia are the only other states to make the top 25 with a latest entry of 1961.

20 of the top 25 LMB were taken in the last 20 years.

20 of the top 25 LMB were taken from February through May.

2 anglers - Bob Crupi and Dan Kadota have more than one entry on the top 25 list.

Castaic Lake in Southern California produced 6 of the top 25 LMB.

Miramar Lake in Southern California produced 4 of the top 25 LMB.

All except one (Hodges) of the California Lakes in the top 25 list are heavily stocked with rainbow trout.

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