Outdoor Life Online Editor

John MacArthur “Mac” Weakley’s decision not to submit the goliath largemouth bass he caught and released Monday, March 20,  as a new world record for the species takes the heat off record keepers, and should shortly begin to lessen the harangue which he and his fishing buds have endured since the catch.  But the brouhaha surrounding what might have broken what many consider the mother of all freshwater fish records has again focused a harsh light on the need for eliminating loop holes and vague terminology in record catch rules. It also begs for absolute verification of a catch.

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