Texas Parks and Wildlife shared a photo yesterday to their Twitter account of the 8th heaviest Texas largemouth bass on the record, caught earlier this week. The fish weighed in at 17.03 pounds! Bass that weigh more than 10 pounds are typically deemed pretty exceptional, and this one was certainly a biggie.

The bass was caught on Monday afternoon by angler Jason Conn at O.H. Ivie Lake, a reservoir on the Colorado and Concho Rivers, east of San Angelo, Texas. The news has now spread across the internet with tons of fellow fishermen offering him their congratulations.

I absolutely LOVE fishing and just looking at a picture really gets me excited for my upcoming weekend plans on the lake. Check it out below:

The O.H. Ivie Lake is known for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, bluegill, white crappie, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, and longnose gar, making it an excellent spot to snag a record-breaking winner.

What's your favorite Texas fishing hole? I'll actually be heading over to Possum Kingdom State Park this weekend to try my hand at catching a couple of big ones out on the lake. I'm crossing my fingers that it won't be too cold and windy to drag my dinky little pedal boat out on the water. We can't all be pros, but we can all try!

If you come across me out there looking silly on the water, mind your business.

Congrats, Jason!

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