If you’re looking for massive largemouth bass to catch, look no further than O.H. Ivie Lake in Texas.
About an hour east of San Angelo, Texas, this honey hole has amassed a whopping 11 largemouth bass over the 13-pound mark… just in 2023 alone.
Nolan Sprengeler reeled in a whopping 13.89-pound bass Friday along the reservoir on the Colorado and Concho rivers, marking the 10th 13+ pound largemouth in 2023.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department congratulated Nolan for the catch, which will be donated to their Share Lunker program.
“Angler Nolan Sprengeler makes his big score with ShareLunker 644 from O.H. Ivie. She weighed in at 13.89 lbs.
This is the 10th Legacy Class Lunker from O.H. Ivie and #12 for the season. Congrats Nolan and thanks for sharing your Lunker!”
The Toyota ShareLunker Program collects bass that are 13 pounds or more, and the big females are typically sent to a hatchery so their offspring can be used to stock lakes and ponds across Texas.
Sprengeler’s catch follows Jason Conn’s top 10 record largemouth bass, weighing in at a mind boggling 17.03 pounds. Another angler bagged two 14-pounders on the SAME DAY.
But that’s not all…
Just yesterday the TPWD shared that another fisherman pulled a monster out of O.H. Ivie.
Brandon Vaughan bagged the 11th Legacy Class fish this year with this hog weighing in at a whopping 14.50 pounds.
“Legacy Class bass continue to lure anglers to O.H. Ivie! ShareLunker 645 was caught by Brandon Vaughan. His catch weighed 14.50 lbs and is the 11th Lunker from O.H. Ivie this season.
Congrats, Brandon and thanks for your contribution to bigger, better bass in Texas.”
If you love bass fishing and aren’t booking a trip down to O.H. Ivie, what are you even doing?
The Texas state record largemouth bass was reeled in on Lake Fork back in 1992, weighing in at 18.18 pounds.
The world record is a tie at 22 pounds, four ounces, caught by George W. Perry at Montgomery Lake in Georgia back in 1932, and the other by Manabu Kurita at Lake Biwa in Shiga, Japan back in 2009.