13.5 Pound Lake Varner Bass
It’s the little lake that keeps on producing bragging-sized bass. Last month we showed you a picture of a 12-lb., 6-oz. largemouth caught from Lake Varner.
This month it is a 13-lb., 8-oz. monster that was caught from the 800-acre lake in Newton County.
On April 28, 2005, Travis Smith, of Oxford, was fishing up the left-hand arm of the lake just beyond the bridge and throwing a Texas-rigged watermelon-red worm to a big bedding bass. After about an hour the bass bit, and at the end of a three- or four-minute battle, Travis was able to haul the bass into his boat.
The fish was weighed on certified scales at 13-lbs., 8-ozs.
Travis says the bass is being mounted to go on the wall next to his former Varner big bass — a fish that weighed 9 pounds.
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