Royce Harlan, the former owner of Nichols Marine in Norman, caught a 12-pound, 6-ounce largemouth bass Saturday that is the new lake record for Lake Texoma.
Harlan was fishing in a JC bass tournament that he and his partner, Gary Bolser, won with a 25.54-pound bag.
He caught the big fish on a Carolina rig and released it after the weigh in.
Harlan, a graduate of U.S. Grant High School, moved to Lake Texoma from Oklahoma City about one year ago to retire. He is in the process of selling his boat business to his partners.
Harlan has now caught two lake records at Texoma in two years.
He also holds the spotted bass record for Lake Texoma, catching the 3.8 pound spotted bass on Texoma in March 2010.