In Minnesota I caught a largemouth 20 3/4", it weighed about 5 1/2 lbs on Big Lake just south of Cloquet. That was on a Ugly bug my friend Dan Gapen gave me. I caught a Bass on a plastic worm that was just under 9lbs from the Flint river at Albany Ga. The Minnesota bass was a better fighter. I have pictures of smallies I caught on Lake Vermilion. Many have to be close to 6 pounds. They don't count because I was using live bait.