BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has a new largemouth bass record.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the 12.53-pound bass Bill Evans of Bothell pulled from Lake Bosworth is about a pound more than the previous record caught in 1977.

Evans tells KING-TV in a story on Saturday that when he hooked the fish on Monday he couldn't do anything but hang on.

Evans says he plans to have the fish mounted.