Mark Menendez' 20-plus-pounder

Bass Elite angler Mark Menendez shares two big bass stories that are sure make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

The first big bass is the tale of a tournament fish that literally broke spinnerbait wire and curled the hook. The second is the story of a mammoth Clear Lake, California bass he estimates was 30-inches long with a 25-inch girth, a 20-plus-pound fish.

"I've seen 20-pound fish at the Fisheries Center at Athens in Texas, where they have some fish in their tanks. They don't even look real, they're stubby and fat. This one was a giant. It was my chance to catch an absolute fish of a lifetime."—Mark Menendez

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