Lake Varner 5-Bass Limit Tops 45 Pounds, Including 12-Pounder

GON Staff | May 1, 2005

Mike Meason, of McDonough, is a serious jonboat tournament angler, but on April 11, 2005 he went fun fishing to his favorite reservoir — Lake Varner in Covington. His day of on the water produced possible the best Georgia public-lake fishing results that GON has ever heard about.

Mike boated five fish over 8 pounds, including a giant that weighed 12-lbs., 6-ozs. That fish is pictured here.

Mike Meason’s amazing day on Lake Varner April 11, 2005 produced this 12-lb., 6-oz. largemouth. His best five bass weighed more than 45 pounds.

“I’ve never had a fish mounted, but that girl is going to the taxidermist,” said Mike. “My best five fish that day would have gone somewhere between 45 and 48 pounds.”

The best five-fish record in a BASS tournament came on January 17, 2000 when Dean Rojas weighed in 45-lbs., 2-ozs at Lake Toho.

“All of the fish were on the bed, and I used a white tube to catch them,” said Mike. “After I caught the 12-pounder, I broke another off that was easily 10 pounds.”

Mike was featured in a Lake Varner bass story in the March 2005 issue of GON.

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