Giant Bass Reeled in by East Texas Fisherman

Big bass at East Texas pond

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    John Paul Plemons
    Colton Seeton celebrates his big catch, a 10 pound bass.

    A 19-year-old man reeled in a record catch at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on Saturday.

    Colton Seeton said he likes to fish when he is not working as a flagger on a highway construction crew in East Texas.

    Last Saturday, Seeton reeling in a 10.16 pound largemouth bass, a new lake record at the 1.5 acres stocked fishing pond.

    Seeton is not resting on his record, he returned to the Athens pond with his rod and reel on Tuesday.