The record for Maine's biggest largemouth bass was set in 1968! It's about time we had a new record holder, maybe this is the year!

Outdoor website 'Wide Open Spaces' has posted the stats for the biggest largemouth bass for each state so now you know how big your fish has to be to beat the record!

Largemouth bass are one of the biggest of the freshwater fish. The current record for world's largest largemouth bass was set by Manabu Kurita with a 22-pound, 5-ounce, 29-inch monster caught on Lake Biwa in Japan.

There doesn't seem to be much skill involved in breaking the record other than general fishing skills. It's all about being in the right place at the right time. Although somewhat unbelievable, the current Maine record holder also holds the same record in Maryland!

Rodney Cockrell set the record in 1968 for an 11Lbs, 10oz largemouth bass he caught on Moose Pond in Bridgeton. With a world record bass doubling that in weight, there has to be bigger bass somewhere in Maine and maybe you can be the angler to catch him!

Visit Wide Open Spaces for the full list of state records.