9.07-pound largemouth bass caught on Lake LBJ

David McGuffey and his latest catch

 

David McGuffey of Marble Falls is no stranger to catching big fish. He previously caught the lake record bass on Lake Marble Falls and while the largemouth he caught Thursday, June 15, at Wirtz Dam on Lake LBJ is not a record-setter, it still is a pretty nice catch.

McGuffey reeled in a certified 9.07-pound, 26.5-inch-long largemouth bass at 4 p.m. using a five-inch Senko worm for bait.

“He was feeding on shad and I caught him on the first cast on the rip raff (a bank of rock leading to the dam),” McGuffey said.

McGuffey owns a guide service and still holds the Lake Marble Falls for an 11.18-pound largemouth bass he caught in 2010.

Asked if he planned to have the fish mounted, McGuffey replied, “I don't know … I'm still just shaking!”

The record for largemouth bass by rod and reel on Lake LBJ is 13.70 pounds, caught by Lloyd Ward on March 7, 2010 with a jig for bait. That trophy was 26 inches long, a half-inch shorter than McGuffey's prize Thursday.

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