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Old 03-11-2005, 07:18 PM
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World Record Bass From Georgia

World Record Largemouth Bass
The world record bass was caught near Jacksonville, Georgia on June 2, 1932 by George Perry. It weighed 22 pounds 4 ounces and was caught from an oxbow lake off the Ocmulgee River called Montgomery Lake. That is one of the most sough-after records in the fishing world.
In a trip to south Georgia in January Fritz Nordengren and I went a little out of our way to visit Jacksonville, Ga, the small town near where the world record bass was caught. There is a state historic marker on Highway 117 between Jacksonville and Lumber City, about two miles from where the record was caught.
It says: "Approximately two miles from this spot, on June 2, 1932, George W. Perry, a 19-year old farm boy, caught what was to become America's most famous fish. The twenty-two pound four ounce largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) exceeded the existing record by more than two pounds and has retained the world record for more than fifty years. Perry and his friend, J. E. Page, were fishing in Montgomery Lake, a slough off the Ocmulgee River, not for trophies but to bring food to the table during those days of the great depression. The fish was caught on a Creek Chub Perch Scale Wigglefish, Perry's only lure, and was 32 1/2 inches in length and 28 1/2 inches in girth. The weight and measurements were taken, recorded and notarized in Helena, Georgia and Perry's only reward as seventy-five dollars in merchandise as first prize in Field and Stream magazine's fishing contest. The longstading record is one of the reasons that the largemouth bass was made Georgia's Official State Fish. Montgomery Lake is today part of the Department of Natural Resources' Horse Creek WIldlife Management Area.
In Jacksonville, GA there is a sign with pictures of Perry, the Wigglefish plug, a replica of the fish and more information about the catch.It is an interesting feeling to be so near where the world record bass was caught so long ago. If you are ever in the area, stop by.

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Old 03-11-2005, 07:44 PM
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This is the state historic marker on Highway 117 between Jacksonville and Lumber City,
about two miles from where the record was caught.



Mike this photo was taken by Ronnie Garrison as well
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I thought somebody in california had the record Mike.
I also thought that i think i sasw a show on oln and they said that. maybe that article is old or somthing :roll:
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read them all and make your own mind up.... http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_44099.asp
http://www.roanoke.com/roatimes/news/story159770.html
http://www.fishin.com/articles/possible-record.htm

I did however find numerous articles on "The Next World Record Largemouth Bass" It appears from everything that I can find, the 1932 Record still stands. If the fish caught in california was truly a world record fish, they made the mistake of releasing it without it being verified by the correct officials.

and there is my two cents

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Holy happy hussballs. Now thats a bucket! :D :D I'd like ta fight that on me St. Croix Premier light/fast ;)



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Holy happy hussballs. Now thats a bucket! :D :D I'd like ta fight that on me St. Croix Premier light/fast ;)
Me too
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He dosen't look like 22 lbs in that picture :?: Poor picture. :?:
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I noticed that too... Maybe its cuase he's kneeling, if he was standing up, maybe it would look bigger, because he looks like a long fish too.
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That man won 75$$ of sporting equipment for the world record bucketmouth.
what a lucky man
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Yes wasn't he lucky
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You know in 1933, $75 was probably a shitload more than it is now. Like I dunno, maybe 1,000+ dollars.
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Yea maybe the lies were bigger too. No way that fish looks like 20 pounds to me. looks more like 11 or 12 tops. But Im sure it was weighed and scrutinized. maybe thats not an actual pic of the record.
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Maybe. but he's one lucky farmboy :D
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$75.oo of sporting equipment
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jim i toatally agree with u that does not look like a 20+ pound fish at all.
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