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Celina, Ohio: Big Bob Bass: 31-Foot-Long Fish (Gone)

Celina claims that Big Bob is the World's Largest Handmade Bass. He was built in 1965 and is 31 feet long and 14 feet high. He's on wheels, and is kept hidden in a warehouse unless he's in a parade.

Big Bob can often be found on the lake (east) side of US Hwy 127/S. Main St., near the small lighthouse, just south of its intersection with Lake Shore Drive. Statue on mobile trailer, so may move or be seasonally stored.

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Big Bob Bass

Big Bob was not at his usual spot today. I know he is mobile, but I have to wonder if he is gone for good.

[David Taliaferro, 09/11/2022]

Big Bob Bass.

Big Bob the Grand Lake Bass

Big Bob is often parked between the lighthouse and the Boardwalk Cafe, near the "Welcome to Grand Lake" sign between Lake Shore Drive and S. Main St. If he's there, he's hard to miss.

[Kitsa, 08/07/2017]

Big Bob was built in 1965, fell into neglect, then was restored in 2009. He's 31 feet long and 14 feet high.

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