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Tony Smith, Sr. caught this 5-pound largemouth bass while fishing Lake Oneida in summer 2010
Chris Laube of Trenton, New Jersey landed this 21 inch, 7.5 pound largemouth bass at Upper Woods Pond on 5-24-08 (photo by Tom Biasi)
Jared Rose, age 8, of Hallstead, Susquehanna County, caught this nice largemouth bass on a tip-up on a private pond near Montrose on 1-29-2008. This is the first fish Jared caught through the ice. The fish was caught during a family ice fishing and ice skating outing on a private pond near Montrose.
Ernie Yates of Rome, PA, with a 20 inch largemouth bass taken at a private pond near LeRaysville, PA (Bradford County)
 
Biggest PA catches in 2012
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Largemouth
  1. 10 lb. 4.4 oz.—Beltzville Lake
  2. 8 lb. 4.9 oz.—Francis Walter Dam
  3. 8 lb. 0 oz.—Cross Creek Lake
  4. 7 lb. 14.6 oz.—Francis Walter Dam
  5. 7 lb. 2 oz.—Hidden Lake

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Smallmouth
  1. 7 lb. 1.25 oz.—Francis Walter Dam
  2. 7 lb. 0.90 oz.—Lake Erie
  3. 6 lb. 13 oz.—Lake Erie
  4. 6 lb. 9 oz.—Francis Walter Dam
  5. 6 lb. 5 oz.—Lake Erie

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PA State Record Smallmouth — 8 lb. 8 oz.
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PA State Record Largemouth — 11 lb. 3 oz.
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No PA record category for spotted bass
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