Meyer’s Monster Spot

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.


“JR Wright and I had caught three really big spots that day (6.66, 8.35 and 7.74 lbs.). Then I marked one single big fish on my electronics. It was suspended about 20’ down over 100 feet of water. I cast my Ocho to it, let it sink, and then my line jumped” Cody said recollecting the “the bite”. “It was immediately obvious that it was another big one, but it wasn’t until that I saw her that I actually realized how big she was” Meyer recounts.


“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.

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