I have no problem believing this story. Catching 52 bass from 12 to 14 inches is not that big a deal. Those smaller suckers can gang up at times. My Wife is a pro at catching numerous smaller LMB in one spot. She loves fishing with H20 Express lures in the CRUD model. Last week she 23 in a 20' x 20' spot under a tree off of the Trinity river. I caught an additional 16 in the same spot. She caught 37 in the curve of the baffle dike on FCL one day. I have numerous stories of these sort of fishing trips.
2001 Triton Tx-21/225 Mercury EFI