I don't know if this is for real or not but I heard "through the grapevine" that a state record tying largemouth bass was caught on Christmas Eve at Loch Raven. The story goes that an 11lb. 6 oz. bass was caught from the bank out of Loch Raven using a topwater bait.
I have looked online and have not been able to find any story from the DNR on the catch so I might be simply spreading a rumor at this point.
I look forward to hearing more about this in the upcoming weeks!
[Update: 2016-02-2016 Tyler Judd passed along the pic of the giant bass. He mentioned "apparently the pic was uploaded on Christmas eve despite the time stamp on the pic.". I believe it was from a friend of his. Judge for yourself. ]
Congratulations Chad and Leonard for your great bag of fish at Liberty yesterday! A complete sweep of the prizes - 1st place, largemouth lunker and smallmouth lunker. What a great start to the season.
I don't know how many of you took notice but that was the best and quickest weigh-in ever thanks to the incredible new scale the club put into use. No more fumbling around waiting for a weight to show up on the display three or four times - this scale automatically gets it right within 5 seconds and then locks onto the official weight all by itself.
I am very saddened to announce that the Metro Reservoir Anglers lost one of it's longest standing members and best guys today, Mr. Butch Wilson. Butch passed away early in the morning on Saturday, January 3rd.
Butch was a longtime bass fisherman and tournament angler. He will forever be remembered sitting in the back seat of Larry Barger's boat and bringing in those big bags of bass to the scales. Together, Butch and Larry were one of the all-time leading teams in the MRA. You knew the tournament was never over until they weighed their fish.
There are no plans for a memorial service at Butch's request. Instead, just think fondly of one of the nicest guys to ever grace the reservoirs and remember him the next time you land a fish.