For the fourth time in nearly two years, the IGFA has received a world record submission for spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus) that could potentially set the new All-Tackle world record.

On December 27th, angler Wes Roberson caught a 4.99 kg (11 lb) spotted bass while casting a jig on New Bullards Bar Reservoir in California, USA.

Roberson only needed a couple of quick minutes to subdue the fish, which he quickly weighed and documented on a nearby shoreline, and then released the fish alive. The current IGFA world record is 4.71 kg (10 lb 6 oz).