World Record Class Bass Caught In Japan?

This story is just developing late this afternoon.  The word is that a 22-5 was caught out of Lake Biwa in Japan. According to IGFA regulation a new world record would have to surpass the current 22-4 by at least 2 oz. Thus, this monster fish if in fact certified at 22-5 would TIE the world record! Incredible!

This fish is a PIG! See the following links for more information:
Bassmaster
Bloodydecks.com

G.C.

 

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22-5! (Image from ESPN.com)