I heard about it last month, it was a 13 or 14 yr old boy fishing in a fishing derby over in the mine lakes over on the southeast corner of the state. The picture I saw was of the boy and his dad in front of thier house, the close up of the fish showed that is was dead when the picture was taken so no chance of that fish being released.
I don't know what I would do if I caught one that big. I am a big fan of eating fish and during the summer, my family will eat fish 3 or 4 times a night. Once you figure in the cost of my boat, fuel, and fishing equipment, eating fish that often comes to about a $1 a pound which is much cheaper than beef, pork, or chicken. We eat mostly crappie, sunfish, small bass (11" to 13"), and during the summer we will eat a lot of flatheads. I won't eat a channel cat, those things taste like what they eat, garbage. Six or seven 20lb to 40lb flatheads will fill a freezer with meat fairly quickly. I won't eat any flatheads over 45lbs, they don't taste as good as those in the 20lb to 40lb range. I'll land and weigh those big one but then release them. I caught 9 over 60lbs last year and one of those went 89lbs. I had some bigger ones hooked but did not get them landed. I upgraded some gear this year and will land one over 100lbs this year. When I catch the next world record flathead, I will get it weighed even if it kills it because I know where there are more that big, it is just a matter of getting a hook in them and then getting them in the boat. A big bass would be different though, a 15lb plus bass is not a common as a 100lb+ flathead. I don't know that I could kill a big bass just to get my name in the record books. I have a 24 gallon portable live well in my boat and it is a good for keeping fish alive so I might try to get a big bass weighed. I have kept sunfish that I use for catfish bait alive for 3 days in it so a bass should be fine in most cases.
Before I have to worry about weighing a record bass, I have to catch one first! LOL