Record tournament bass

by Luigi De Rose | October 23, 2018
Jason Clay bass

Jason Clay with his 8.35-pound smallmouth bass.

Jason Clay and Matt Belzil

Matt Belzil and Jason Clay

Jason Clay and Matt Belzil definitely proved that autumn is big bass time at the Barrie Bassmaster Lake Simcoe Fall Brawl held October 13, 2018.  Their tournament winning 5-bass limit of 29 pounds took a backseat to Clay’s giant 8.35-pound smallmouth. The monster fish became the heaviest bass weighed in the tournament.

“That bass was so thick. It was over 4 inches wide across the back,” said Clay. “It was between 23 to 24 inches long.” Clay hooked the new tournament record by fan casting a ½-ounce Freedom Football Swing head jig teamed with a 4.8-inch Jackall Rhythm Wave swimbait in prism shad in 35 feet of water.

Photos: Derek Strub

 

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