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Object of obsession

Updated: May 19, 2008, 10:22 AM ET
By Kyle Carter | ESPNOutdoors.com

Thousands of fish die every day and no one blinks an eye. But when Dottie — a world-record class Florida strain Largemouth bass in Dixon Lake, Calif. — floated up on Friday, May 9, it became headline news.

Never has a bass been so publicized and followed by anglers from around the world. She's made the top-20 largest bass list twice and could arguably be put in there again as No. 1, if you count the foul hook in 2006.

But when she was scooped up by a local angler and positively ...

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