do a google search for 'operation world record bass marine creek' and see if that doesn't perk your curiosity.
True. But, it actually wasn't a real attempt at growing a world record bass but a marketing ploy out of the "marketing department," something to that effect. A TPWD biologist discussed this with us and you can search for his comments here on TFF. The "scientists" actually lamented such grandiose labeling.
What happened was after fingerling bass were released, small bass with "big" genetics, this at several lakes and certainly not just Marine Creek, they returned after several years to each of these lakes to see the effects of the various lake conditions (food, water conditions, cover, etc.) on the size/health/etc. of the fish. What was discovered, as I recall, was that the bass from little Marine Creek with "stock tank-like properties" had shown a better result (they grew a bit more) than other lakes deemed to be more supportive of fish growth.
Marine Creek has little in the way of shad as a base for food, the bass there are more like those found in stock tanks where they feed off bluegills and other smaller fish.
All TPWD was trying to do was experiment with different conditions to then compare results. This'd help them understand bass environmental issues better.
For certain, just like Weatherford Lake and several other smaller lakes all over Texas, some really big bass come of it. But, no to any real design to create a WR bass. Just working on science, working on general improvements to the blend of bass genetics in Texas.