Massive Largemouth Bass Caught in S. Africa -- Near World Record

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Fisherman Deon Carstens caught and released this massive 755-millimeter (30-inch length) Florida Strain Largemouth Bass recently in Mpumalanga, S. Africa. The fish, released alive, was estimated at weighing between 17 and 18 pounds, as Big Bass authority Doug Hannon "The Bass Professor" received the picture from the angler via e-mail stating it had been caught on Hannons' Brown Rat snake lure near the Witbank Dam in Mpumalanga, S. Africa. Doug Hannon, known as" The Bass Professor", has caught over 800 10-pound-plus Largemouth Bass and his largest Bass measures 754 millimeters and weighed 17.4 pounds.

2007's Largemouth Bass season starts with a whopper.

Fisherman Deon Carstens caught and released this massive 755-millimeter (30-inch length) Florida Strain Largemouth Bass recently in Mpumalanga, S. Africa. The fish, released alive, was estimated at weighing between 17 and 18 pounds, as Big Bass authority Doug Hannon "The Bass Professor" received the picture from the angler via e-mail stating it had been caught on Hannons' Brown Rat snake lure near the Witbank Dam in Mpumalanga, S. Africa. Doug Hannon, known as" The Bass Professor", has caught over 800 10-pound-plus Largemouth Bass and his largest Bass measures 754 millimeters and weighed 17.4 pounds.

The Original Fishing Snake is a unique topwater soft plastic lure which floats coils and swims on the surface of the water realistically imitating a baby snake, they are seen in action and available exclusively through Doug Hannon's websites http://www.naturalmotionlures.com and http://www.bassprofessor.com. Hannon's #1 best selling book Big Bass Magic, a 275-page e-version book, is available free ($17.95 value) as well to visitors at http://www.bassprofessor.com

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