Lubbock man might have broken Texas fishing record - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock man might have broken Texas fishing record

Posted: Updated:

By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock man might have set a new state record while fishing at Lake Alan Henry.  According to Texas Parks & Wildlife, Erik Atkins caught a 5.62-pound bass, which is now being genetically tested to see if it is Spotted Bass.  If so, it would break the previous record of 5.56 pounds set at Lake O' the Pines in 1966. 

Atkins caught the fish during a tournament on January 15th.  TPWD says its 22.75 inches in length and 15 inches in girth

TPWD says in a written statement, "Following a quarantine period the fish will be placed on display at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center."

Copyright 2011 KCBD NewsChannel 11.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.