Rim Angler Hooks Roosevelt Lunker

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It took only seconds for Rim country angler Jon Elliott to realize he had hooked a trophy sized large mouth bass.

"He made a run for the surface and I could see how big he was," Elliott said. "I told my wife, ‘Wow, this is a big one. You better get the net.'"

After about a five-minute battle with the lunker, Elliott boated the fish that tipped the scales at 12 pounds, 2 ounces and was 26 inches long.

"It's the biggest bass I've ever caught, by far," Elliott said.

He used a jig to catch the fish near Jackrabbit Island Feb. 22.

The huge bass has been taken to a taxidermist and will be mounted for display in the Elliott home.

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