If only they had weighed it and not filleted it.....
Recently that's what happened to a largemouth bass from a private lake in Fannin County, which died despite the angler's efforts to keep it alive. The angler guesstimated the fish's weight at 21 pounds-which would have been a new state record-before filleting it.
The article in the Beaumont Enterprise also tells us about a unique Texas program:
Each year from Oct. 1 until April 30, TPWD accepts largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more into the ShareLunker program to be used in a selective breeding program aimed at producing bigger bass in Texas.
Think stud farm for largemouth bass. What a life for a lunker.