Record Birthday Bass from Georgia

Wouldn't it be nice to catch a record bass on your birthday? Well that happened to one angler back in 2015 when they were fishing a Coweta lake in Georgia. Keith Watkins, of Douglasville, was throwing a green pumpkin Zoom Trick Worm on a 3/8 oz Gambler Giggy Head when the beast hit. But the giant bass wasn't going to give up without a fight, Watkins said it took him 20 minutes to get the record fish into the net. The bass fought hard, even going under the boat like five times. Using only 12 pound test line, he figured any moment his fishing line was going to snap, but it never happened. He played the bass out and finally got her in the net. On a certified scale, the bass weighed an amazing 17 pounds 9.6 ounces. Keith's largemouth is the heaviest bass since 1987, it claimed the No. 4 spot on Georgia's Biggest Bass of All Time list.