We all dream of catching a double-digit bass at some point in our lives—for many anglers, this magic mark is the pinnacle of bass fishing. There are several full-time professional anglers who haven’t had the good fortune of catching a 10-pound bass. But Keith Watkins’ catch on March 30, 2015 will forever be remembered as one of the most impressive catches in Georgia history.
According to our good friends at Georgia Outdoor News, the 51-year-old Douglasville, Ga. native was enjoying a birthday fishing trip with his close friend Stanley Elrod on a Coweta County lake when the monster bass bit his green pumpkin-colored Zoom Trick Worm rigged on a 3/8-ounce Gambler Giggy Head.
“It took me 20 minutes to get it in the net,” Watkins said. “This fish fought so hard. She went under the boat 5 times. It was almost a dead miracle that I got her in.”