Initial reports are saying that Cody Meyer has officially weighed a 10.80 new world record spotted bass out of Bullards Bar Reservoir in Northern California. This would eclipse the previous world record of 10.38 set last year by Tim Little. Though unconfirmed at this point, it is believed that California Fish and Game weighed and verified the catch. This massive spotted bass was part of a 5 fish limit that weighed in excess of 42 pounds that Meyer and his close friend JR Wright weighed. More details will be coming out soon!
UPDATE FROM Cody’s Facebook Page (12/17 – 7:30 am PST):
Cody’s Facebook post shows that he used Strike King’s Ocho that was featured in this month’s Bass Lucky Tackle Box along with Seaguar Line and a Daiwa Tatula Rod.
“What an amazing day. I went fishing with my buddy JR Wright, and ended up catching a 10.80 spotted bass today. It has the potential to be a World Record. I am really thankful that I have sponsors who make the best gear in fishing. A fish like this on light line took every bit of technology I had in the boat. I was using one of my prototype Daiwa Corporation – USA Tatula rods which is a signature series coming out soon, and a Daiwa Exist reel, 6-lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon Tatsu line, a Strike King Lure Company Ocho. I spotted it suspended over 100-feet of water using Garmin Panoptix. Being able to see them out in front of us before we moved over them made it possible. In total, our best 5 went for over 40 pounds.
Here are a few photos. Thanks to Tim Little the current Spotted Bass World Record holder for driving up on his day off and helping me get it weighed on a certified scale and for taking some better photos.#GarminFishandHunt #GiantSpottedBass #BassBlaster #Thankful“