Retrieving lost glasses ends with a personal best giant largemouth bass

Scott Oglanian made the catch at night last week in Cook County.

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Scott Oglanian caught his personal-best largemouth bass at night in Cook County.

Scott Oglanian caught his personal-best largemouth bass at night in Cook County.

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Sometimes you can go back.

Scott Oglanian caught his personal best largemouth bass when, as he messaged, “I went back to get my glasses that fell off my hat, figured I’d take some casts.”

He caught it around 9 p.m. Thursday in Cook County on on a Megabass PopMax (a popper) on 10-pound PowerPro line. It weighed 9.02 pounds.

He uses a 7-foot medium-heavy spinning setup.

“For bomb casts to those smart spooky giants and [it’s] just easier to present a bait,” he messaged.

Well, that’s worth a different look.

Another view of Scott Oglanian with his personal-best largemouth bass, caught at night in Cook County. Provided photo

Another view of Scott Oglanian with his personal-best largemouth bass, caught at night in Cook County.

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