More than 9 pounds: this is a giant smallie!
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!
WI state record is currently 9lb 1oz caught in 1950, Indian lake, Oneida Co.