Outdoor Life Online Editor

Many questions still swirl around Mac Weakley’s catch of a potential new world record largemouth bass from a Southern California Lake Monday, but the biggest question is why did he release the fish? “Yep, that’s what everyone wants to know,” said an exhausted Weakley a day after nailing a 25-pound, 1-ounce largemouth from Dixon Lake, located about 30 miles northeast of San Diego. “My phone has not stopped ringing and I feel like a broken record. I’ve probably told the story about 200 times now.”

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