Because I spent my summers fishing bass ponds in Western Massachusetts, I just knew that someday I would be the guy to stomp on the Bolonis record (pictured left). Sampson Pond is a 302 acre body of water in Carver, Massachusetts. A near state-record bass was recently caught there, highlighting the great fishing possibilities of Central Mass. Below is a list of all the current record holding largemouth bass from all 50 states. The tournament at Sampson’s Pond was the fifth and final stop on the 2012 early spring trail that began at Santuit Pond Feb. 26. Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Panfish, and Perch are the top species in Sampson Pond. Sampson’s Pond is a favorite for local bass fisherman because of its large quantity of 3-4 pound bass and the warm early spring water temperature of a steady 57 degrees. "Walter Bolonis, Sampson Pond, Carver, Massachusetts, 1975 (through the ice), 15 pounds, 8 ounces, live shiner." The fish in this lake struggle to reproduce and catch rates tend to be low, however the fish can be some of the largest in the state. Find waterbodies that consistently produce trophy-sized bass. Access is a paved launching ramp off Main Street suitable for trailered boats. Fisherman were out and about Sunday, March 25, competing in the Cran Bog Hawgs Bass Tournament at Sampson’s Pond. The town of Carver also has a town beach on the south end of the pond. Keep … Access: Sampsons Pond is an enlarged great pond located in South Carver just north of Main Street and between Route 58 and Tremont Street. This list was compiled using records from MassWildlife's Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program. 2016 is turing out to be a good year with 2 records already being broken. On June 25, 1975, my father, Ted Kasica, caught an 8-pound, largemouth bass on the wide open water of Sampson Pond in Carver.