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Seth Lucas Sets World Mark Fishing Smith Lake

Seth Lucas Sets World Mark Fishing Smith Lake

Seth with record striped bass from Smith Lake, Alabama.

(from the July-August, 1998 "International Angler" of the International Game Fish Association)

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) indicates ten-year old Seth Lucas caught a 23-pound, 6-ounce striped bass (landlocked) from Smith Lake, Alabama, in March of 1998.   It is a new junior world record in the boy’s smallfry division. His name will appear in the World Record Game Fishes book that is published by IGFA annually.

The IGFA Junior World Record Program, which is sponsored by JohnsonTM, a tackle brand of Pure FishingTM, includes 60 species each of freshwater and saltwater fish. There are four record divisions and 480 record possibilities. Records are maintained for males and females in a "smallfry" division through age 10 and in a "junior" division for anglers 11 through 16. Junior anglers do not have to kill their fish in order to quality for a world record, and catch and release is strongly encouraged. There is no charge to submit a record and membership in IGFA is not required. However, a junior membership in the IGFA is available for $15 per year. Members receive the quarterly International Junior Angler newsletter, IGFA Rule Book, periodic world record updates, Junior Angler Club hat, patch, decal, and junior membership card.

For a free list of all IGFA junior world records for boys and girls through age 16, a free junior world record application form and a sample junior newsletter, please contact Katy Corser at IGFA, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida 33004, Phone (954) 927-2628, Fax (954) 924-4299.

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