Emory Carver is an eighth-grader from Alabama that loves to fish. It seems like everywhere he goes he has a line in the water. So when he was visiting his grandparents in Henry county, he found a private lake that he was able to fish.
According to Alabama Outdoor News, Emory Carver, a 13-year-old from Vestavia Hills, Alabama went to a Henry County private lake on June 26 to fish for bass. Little did he know he would hook up with what may be the eighth largest bass ever caught in Alabama.
It was about 7 a.m. when Emory tossed a 6-inch Texas-rigged Gary Yamamoto Senko; he felt the fish take the bait and the fight was on.
“I set the hook, and it was hard to reel in,” he said. “It jumped about a foot in the air, and I thought it was 10 pounds. I didn’t know what a 15-lb. bass looked like.”
Emory reeled in the fish took some pictures and released the fish unharmed.
“I never thought about keeping it,” he said. “I wanted to throw it back so someone else could catch it when it weighed maybe 16 pounds. I’m hoping someone can make me a mount from the picture.”
Emory was able to capture the entire catch on his goPro which he uploaded to his fishing YouTube Channel.