Columbia Basin Bass Club recognizes members who catch (and release) a smallmouth bass over 4 pounds or a largemouth bass over 5 pounds. Personal scales are checked by the club for calibration each season.
Mark Westcott caught this 6.54 lb smallmouth on the Columbia River March 5th on a blade bait.
Ben Hanes caught this 5 lb, 2oz largemouth on the Columbia River February 27th on a jig.
Mark Westcott caught this 8.5lb largemouth giant on a Columbia River backwater May 14th, 2016 on a Missile Baits D-Bomb.