Goat Rock Lake Record Largemouth

GON Staff | March 13, 1990

Gary Brannon, of Columbus, broke the lake record at Goat Rock Reservoir with a monster 14-lb., 3-oz. largemouth.

On March 13, Gary and Johnny Reed, also from Columbus, fished Goat Rock, located south of Bartlett’s Ferry on the Chattahoochee River, for 1 1/2 hours and caught 10 fish over 4 pounds, all in one spot!

The big 14-lb. bass hit a 300 Series Poes crankbait at 5:45 p.m. on a river ledge that dropped from 6 feet of water into water that was 10 feet deep. The rest of the bass hit Rat-L-Traps, Gary said.

Two days after he caught the lake record, Gary returned to the same location and landed a 9-lb., 10-oz. bass.

At press time, Gary’s fish was alive and swimming in a tank at Tom Mann’s Fish World in Eufaula, Ala.

The huge largemouth that set a Goat Rock lake record was kept alive and released into the tanks at Tom Mann’s Fish World in Eufaula.

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