New York man reels in record smallmouth bass
ITHACA, N.Y. (WCAX) - New York has a new record for the largest smallmouth bass ever caught in the state.
Two weeks ago, Thomas Russell of Albion reeled in an 8-pound, 6-ounce smallmouth in Cayuga Lake.
The state says Russell’s bass beat the old record by 2 ounces.
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, smallmouth bass are considered one of the hardest-fighting freshwater fish in New York, and when hooked, they will often leap out of the water, making them a popular target for anglers.
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