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June 11, 2008

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14-Year-Old Owns New Kansas Largemouth Record

From The Capital Journal:
Tyson Hallam's Kansas state record largemouth bass, caught in a private strip pit in Cherokee County on May 3, has been certified by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP).

Fourteen-year-old Hallam, of Scammon, took the trophy fish during the West Mineral Eagles fishing tournament using a jig and pig. The monster largemouth weighed 11 pounds, 12.8 ounces, edging the 31-year-old state record of 11 pounds, 12 ounces caught in 1977 by Kenneth Bingham, of Topeka.



At least for a while, a photo of the record catch is on the KDWP home page:


Mc. Squizzy

Cool! Does anyone know what the record for CA is? And what's that third Grand slam? Tuna, Salmon, and..... what? Thanks a lot.

Greg Harris

That is a great fish! There is nothing quite like the next generation catching record fish. If you have a chance check out some the kid pictures in this sportsman photo contest. You can even vote on the winners. There is a $500 prize for the winners. Check it out if you have a chance: http://www.flickr.com/groups/sierra_sportsmen/

Kansas is hard up for big fish, eh?

Im not sure exactly what the CA record is, but i know its pretty close to the world record. Those trout stocked lakes in CA produce monster bass and several have come within ounces of knocking off Perry's 22lb 4oz record.


Theres a tuna, salmon, billfish, and shark grand slam as well as grand slams for different areas of the world, such as Atlantic inshore, atlantic offshore, pacific, mediterranean, ect.


I just noticed the photo is off the KDWP homepage. Try this link for the story and small photo:



Kansas may be hard up for big largemouths, but holds the world record flathead catfish at 123 lbs. We have a new handfishing season for them if you're interested.

If you'd rather target large bass then try some striper and/or wiper fishing where our state records are currently 43.5 and 22.24 lbs.



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