Breaking News (Facebook Live Video): 17-Plus Pound Bass Just Caught on O.H. Ivie Reservoir

A new lake record largemouth bass was caught today from O.H. Ivie Reservoir in central Texas, and this Facebook Live video shows the fish being weighed at a nearby tackle shop/convenience store.

Breaking News (Facebook Live Video): 17-Plus Pound Bass Just Caught on O.H. Ivie Reservoir

In previous articles, I’ve covered the incredible run of monster bass that have been caught in O.H. Ivie Reservoir in central Texas. I wrote about it in winter 2021 and it’s happening again right now, in winter 2022. (Click here for an article from Feb. 10, 2022, where Tyler Anderson catches a 14.48-pounder from O.H. Ivie on video.)

One angler who has been front and center in these catches is big bass hunter Josh Jones, and below you’ll see a Facebook Live video where Josh joins his buddy, Brodey Davis of Tuttle, Oklahoma, who brings an amazing bass to the scale (alive) at Concho Park Marina. Davis caught the trophy bass while fishing with his son. As you’ll see, it ends up weighing 17.06 pounds. Crazy! Like most of the big bass caught during the last couple years in O.H. Ivie, the monster bass was fooled with an Alabama Rig, and the angler used forward-facing sonar to help locate the fish.

After weighing the bass, Davis contacted the Toyota Texas ShareLunker program, and one of their representatives certified the fish's weight and then took the bass to the ShareLunker facilities. It will be cared for along with other mega bass submitted to the program, and after it spawns, it will be released back into O.H. Ivie. By stocking young bass from the breeding program, Texas Parks and Wildlife helps make bass fishing bigger and better than ever before in the state.

Note: Davis' 17.06-pound bass is a new lake record for O.H. Ivie, and it's the seventh largest bass ever caught in Texas, and the biggest Texas bass in the past 30 years. Jones recently caught a 14-pounder from O.H. Ivie (his second bass of that size this year), and he landed two 15-pounders from the lake in 2021.

Click the play button below to watch the Facebook Live video of weighing the massive bass.


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