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Monster Dixon Lake largemouth possible IGFA line-class record

BY MIKE STEVENS/WON Staff WriterPublished: May 01, 2019

ESCONDIDO — With trout season coming to a close, a giant largemouth bass immediately took over the spotlight at Dixon Lake, and at press time, steps were being taken to see if it qualifies as a women’s line-class record.

It’s certainly big enough, almost three times big enough it seems.


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THIS MONSTER DIXON LAKE largemouth went 11 pounds, 8 ounces and could stand as a women’s 2-pound line class record. Temecula angler Tracy Hartman made the catch at the Buoy Line while fishing with a trout jig.


Temecula angler Tracy Hartman made the catch while targeting trout with minijigs and 2-pound line, and when it was all said and done, the beast tipped the scale at 11 pounds, 8 ounces.


The IGFA 2-pound line-class women’s record for largemouth bass: 4 pounds.


“I was casting a minijig on my Phenix Elixr rod along the shore in less than 20 feet of water,” said Hartman. “I let it sink to the bottom, and I thought I was stuck on some grass, so I pulled up hard and realized I had a fish on. It started peeling drag and jumped three times, and I realized it was a huge bass, and in less than 5 minutes, I had it on the boat.”


Officials at Dixon Lake were checking on the date the scale was last certified, and as a lake known for kicking out world-record-class largemouth, the hope is that it checks out. While that was going on, Hartman was getting the rest of her ducks in a row in terms of what the IGFA needs to certify it.


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