The IGFA recently recognized Jason Yip's monster PNG black bass (Papuan Black Snapper) as the All Tackle World Record.
Fishing the Kumimaipa River in Papua New Guinea, Yip hooked into a monster of a Papuan black snapper (Lutjanus goldiel) that tipped the scales at 20.87kg (46lb).
Yip’s All-Tackle World Record ate a Rapala Super Shad Rap (BSH Blue Shiner) and fought for 10 minutes before it was landed.
After taking the necessary photos and measurements, Yip released the fish alive to grow even bigger. This bass shatters the existing record landed by Len Bradica of 42 lb 5 oz caught in 1992!
Jason Yip comments further with the following; "Almost all our clients that come and visit us use Rapala brand lures! We tell them they are the best lures for PNG Black Bass especially the Super Shad Rap – and this monstrous fish just goes to further prove the point!"