Collierville, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2016) – Strike King and FLW Pro Cody Meyer has caught a 10.80 pound spotted bass that is the potential world record. The behemoth spot was caught on December 16th 2016 from Bullards Bar reservoir, a famed spotted bass fishery in northern California.
“We caught four of the five on a wacky-rigged Strike King 5” Ocho in the KVD Magic color. The fifth fish came on a 3.75” Strike King Rage Swimmer rigged on a ½ oz. Squadron Head Jig. For the Ocho, I was using Daiwa spinning gear, with a main line of 15 lb. Seaguar Smackdown braid and a 6 lb. Seaguar Tatsu leader. I rigged the Ocho on a size 1 Owner Mosquito Hook. That setup is my go-to when fishing for those big spots” says Meyer.
The California Fish and Game Dept. officially recorded the weight and details of Cody’s catch onsite. Once all the appropriate paperwork is filed, The Department will make the determination if this bass will unseat the current record of 10.48 that was caught in 2014.