Arbuckle Lake continues its impressive run of producing big bass this spring.
On Saturday, J.D. Kent of Durant landed a 13.86 pound largemouth bass that is the 15th largest ever caught in Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s top 20 largemouth bass list.
The fish was caught using a Jewel Bait HC finesse football jig and a Yum Craw Papi as a trailer on a hump with a deep creek channel swing nearby.
The fish allowed Kent and his son, K.D., to win the Red River Bass Club tournament with a total bag of 22.4 pounds.
“It was a thrill of a lifetime to catch a fish like that and to share the moment with my son was really special,” Kent said.
Kent’s lunker obviously was the big bass of the tournament, but another team fishing in the tournament also caught a largemouth bass weighing more than 11 pounds on Saturday, said Fran McWilliams, president of the club.
The Red River Bass Club has about 50 members and was formed in 1974.
“It’s a group of guys who love fishing and the outdoors and want to learn from each other,” said McWilliams of Kingston. “That fish J.D. caught was the biggest I’ve seen in a long time.”
The club holds tournaments once a month. For more information on the club, visit www.redriverbassclub.com.