Pending World Record Catfish!

Tim was using 6 lb line and a spinning rod when this giant catfish bit! The fight lasted over an hour with so many drag screaming runs we lost track. Come along and watch the entire fight play out! The fish has been submitted for the Channel Catfish All-Tackle Length Record and is currently pending.

One of the most exciting aspects of fishing is that you never know what's going to bite. Tim was throwing a Neko Rig for bass on light tackle. He was searching for smallmouth when the big cat surprised him.

Quality tackle made all the difference in this fight! There is no doubt that lesser gear would have failed under the strain of the battle. Below is a breakdown of the gear Tim was using when he subdued this monster.

Rod/Reel Combo...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852S JWR:

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000:

Line- 12 lb Sunline Braid:

Leader- 6 lb Sunline Sniper:

The Bait...

Lure- 5" Yamamoto Senko:

Weight- Swagger Tackle Tungsten Pagoda:

Keeper- G7 Protect Tubes:

Hook- Owner Mosquito Light 1/0:

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Scale Used:


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Angler Sean Moffett Caught this MASSIVE Channel Catfish on 7/8/17. It is being submitted for the ALL-TACKLE WORLD RECORD for Length. It measures an amazing 83 centimeters (Inside Dimension) and will topple the existing record of 80 centimeters if all goes well with the IGFA Record Application. 

The Most amazing part about this giant catfish is that Sean was fishing for bass at the time of the record catch. He was using a light action spinning rod coupled Keitech Worm. He was only equipped with 10 lb line and the monster fish was in shallow grass. He was in for the battle of his life, lasting nearly 10 minutes! 

Whether you enjoy bass fishing, catfishing, or fishing for bluegill and crappie, a fish of this size is worth stopping and checking out. World record fish are always incredible. The biggest fish in the world of any species is special and this one is nothing short of amazing!

Gear Used For This Video...

Rod- Powell Max 3D 7' Medium Light:
Reel- Diawa RG Spinning: (Actual Diawa used is discontinued, this is its modern equivelant)
Line- Power Pro Braided 10 lb:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 10 lb:

Lure- Keitech Mad Wag 7" Worm:
Hook- 4/0 Gamakatsu Offset EWG: 
Weight- 3/8 oz Lead Bullet Weight:

ElectroSamson Scale:

Net Used: Dotline Seamless:

This video was shot exclusively with the GoPro Hero5 Camera:

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The Trick To Catching Record Fish!

Matt lays it all on the line about how to catch World Records, State Records, and Lake Records!!! Its not random chance and you can do it! Use these tips to make it happen for you!

Step 1) Fish The Right Lake! 
Step 2) Stop Throwing Baits That Hurt Your Odds
Step 3) Throw The Swimbait
Step 4) Focus On Reaction Bites
Step 5) Fish The Right Season
Step 6) Fish In The Dark
Step 7) Use Quality Gear 

Gear Discussed In This Video...
1/2 Ounce Flippin Jig (Go To Color):
Sweet Beaver in Green Pumpkin Black Flake:
S-Waver Swimbait (200 Size):
SmashTech 7" Line Thru Swimbait:
Megabass Kanata Jerkbait:
California Swim Jig:
Keitech Jig Trailer:

Fishing for fish of a lifetime is a method, not an accident. By following these steps you can put yourself in a position to consistently interact with the biggest fish in the lake. Pay attention to the details and always be ready because its only a matter of time before a record fish bites. 

World Record Spotted Bass | The Story You Never Heard

On January 12th, 2015 Tim Little caught the All-Tackle World Record Spotted Bass. But have you ever wondered what went in to catching that fish? Ever wanted to catch one yourself? Listen to the story of this amazing catch and get the information you need so you're prepared when its your turn to hold a world record bass. 

The day started like any other on Bullards Bar Reservoir but really, the story started long before. We have to go back in time to really understand what lead up to this amazing catch!

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We've been very blessed to catch these magnum spotted bass as well as to have the platform to share the experience with you. Thank you so much for listening and supporting Tacticalbassin!