Pry your eyes on this beautiful big bass, definitely a Florida strain if you check out the unique pattern. James D. Hitchens out of Georgetown landed this 10 pound 10 ounce largemouth bass, the fish measured 26 inches long with a 18 3/4 inches inch girth. After measuring the monster at Taylored Tackle Shop in Seaford, DNREC Fisheries biologists were called into verify the weight and size. Afterwards the largemouth bass was declared the new state record for Delaware. When Hitchens set out to fish his favorite Sussex County fishing hole today, he said he didn't have a clue he'd catch the new state record! The good thing about this record catch is, Hitchens didn't kill the bass, right after the biologists had recorded her, she went straight back into the pond where she came from.