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Texas couple catches record-breaking bass with McDonald's Chicken McNugget as bait

The 10.8 pound fish broke a lake record

A Texas couple got creative with fishing bait, landing themselves a record-breaking Largemouth Bass. (Image courtesy of Matthew McNellis)
A Texas couple got creative with fishing bait, landing themselves a record-breaking Largemouth Bass. (Image courtesy of Matthew McNellis)

ENNIS, Texas – A Texas couple may be on to something after they caught a record-breaking Largemouth Bass at a Texas lake earlier this month using a McDonald's Chicken McNugget.

According to a Facebook post by the Highview Marina, Matthew McNellis and his girlfriend Ashley Crumby went fishing on Lake Bardwell just South of Dallas when they caught a 10.802 pound Largemouth Bass that measured 24-and-a-half inches long. 

"It was just a whim. We tried all kinds of lures that day and no luck," said McNellis. "My girlfriend Ashley said 'Why don't you try that chicken nugget?'"

The bass broke a lake record.

McNellis credited the catch to a McDonald's Chicken McNugget.

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