Gabe Keen holds up his incredibly huge largemouth bass from Chickamauga Lake, the fish was caught on February 13th when he was practicing for a bass fishing tournament for Saturday. Keen was fishing in the lower portion of the lake near Chester Frost Park, when right around noon, he felt a big hit on his umbrella rig made by Custom Rods of LaFallotte. When the fish hit, Gabe Keen knew he had something special on, he had no idea the fish would become the new state record for largemouth bass. After landing it and getting in on a scale, the whopping pig weighed an incredible 15 pounds, 3 ounces!
Keen said he was in disbelief, at the time he didn't know the record, but he knew those figures were close. After calling the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Keen was advised the fish had to be weighed on a certified scale. On Saturday he met up with TWRA Region III Fisheries Biologist Mike Jolley and several members of the Region III reservoir crew where they evaluated the fish, soon after the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirmed as the new largemouth bass record for Tennessee.