9 Pound Smallmouth Bass!

Are you kidding me? This fish is a pig! For sure a fish of a lifetime. We know smallmouth bass are one of the best fighting fish out there, imagine one that is 9 pounds. Congrats man!

Eric Haataja (Plano/Frabill Pro staffer) and Ben Royce (Plano Synergy Pro Staff Coordinator) caught a giant smallmouth bass in Southern Wisconsin on May 16th, 2014. It was caught on a Berkley Havoc Sick Fish Jr. on a pre-spawn bite. The Wisconsin state record is 9.1lbs and because they did not have a live well or a certified scale, this fish was released to be caught another day! They would not have killed this fish for a state record anyway as conservation is the name of the game for them and Plano and Frabill. An amazing fish and amazing content!