Alabama Man Catches MONSTROUS 16-Pound Largemouth Bass with His Bare Hands (VIDEO)
Most anglers are absolutely thrilled if they can catch a four-pound bass with rod and reel. But not Robert Earl Woodard. He’s spent the last 40 years perfecting his technique for catching largemouth bass by hand. And judging by his latest conquest, he’s got it pretty much mastered.
Woodward first got the itch for catching bass by hand when he did it accidentally as a young man. When he retired from teaching and coaching football six years ago, he decided to create “the best bass lake in Alabama” on his farm in Blountsville, Alabama, and perfect the art of catching giant bass by hand.
In 2016 he pulled a massive 16-pounder out of his pond, right off the edge of his dock. Apparently that was the world record for largemouth bass caught by hand, so when the video of that catch went viral, Woodward got his own writeup in Bassmaster.
Now Woodward has gone and broken his own record. On March 3 he grabbed himself a bass that weighed in at 16 pounds 7 ounces, just once ounce shy of the Alabama state record for largemouth.
Take a look at this:
Apparently Woodward learned a lesson from the last 16-pounder he caught. As you may have noticed, in his latest video he’s wearing a glove on his fish-grabbin’ hand.
Hat Tip – [Bro Bible]