Biggest Smallfry Smallmouth-world record set by Dylan Davis
[Jan 7]ROWLETT, TX, USA--Dylan Davis,7,of Rowlett, landed
a 35-pound, 10-ounce Smallmouth Buffalo on Hubbard and set a world
record for the biggest Smallfry Smallmouth Buffalo Male caught by
“Right away, I knew that it was the lake record,”
said Dylan’s father, Jason Johonnesson. “It did not occur to me
until a couple of months later that it was a smallfry world record.”
Dylan Davis was with his parents and other members
of his family fishing in their boat slip on Lake Ray Hubbard. The
family had about five to six rods baited with sweet corn in 27 feet
of water sitting on the lake bed. One of the rods, which was designated
for Jason’s mother, began to bob slightly.
“My mother was convinced that it was only a small catfish
so she told Dylan to reel it in,” Jason said. “He picked up the
rod and began reeling. Instantly, from the bow in the rod, we could
tell it was something big.”
It took about five minutes to bring the catch to the
water’s surface, where Jason netted the fish. The Smallmouth Buffalo
did not fight until a net was used to remove it from the water.
“Buffalos don't always know that they are in trouble
and sometimes they don't put up a fight until they see you or feel
the net,” Jason said. “If it had been a fighting buffalo, Dylan
never would have been able to reel it in.”
Jason explains that most often Smallmouth Buffalo are
accidently caught by fishermen attempting to catch bass or striper.
His family, though, practices European course fishing and targets
carp and buffalo.
Both Jason and Dylan are members of the Lone Star Carp Brigade.
In two weeks, they will be touring across the state with other members
of the Lone Star Carp Brigade to some of the best carp and buffalo
Jason also has a body record for a Smallmouth Buffalo weighing 57
pounds, 12 ounces that he caught on Lake Fork.