South Dakota’s New Smallmouth Bass Record
Brandon, SD resident Derek Valnes has a trophy smallmouth bass that has claimed the 19th time the state record has been broken. The 7-lb. fish was caught at Horseshoe Lake in northeastern South Dakota last month.
Valnes’ bass topped the previous record of 6 pounds, 9 ounces that was caught in Lake Poinsett in 2008.
The new state record smallmouth was 21 1/2 inches long and had a girth of 18 inches.
The Associated Press contributed to this report