I have caught some big fish in my day, but none have ever been close to state records. Maybe one day it will happen, but until than all I can do is be happy for the anglers that do get it done.
Joe Capilupo now takes his place in the Illinois record book with the monster small mouth he pulled out of Lake Michigan. The bass weighed in at 7lb 3oz which broke Mark Samp’s previous record of 6 lb 7oz.
Congratulations Joe on the monster catch. It is something you will remember forever.