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The next world record

It's been ages since the world record was landed …

Updated: March 25, 2005, 2:10 PM ET
By Michael Jones | BASSMASTER Magazine

Seventy years is a long time for anything. Especially for a sporting record that has taken on countless challenges from all comers — and endured.

While George W. Perry could not have gauged the magnitude of his 22-pound, 4-ounce bass taken June 2, 1932, from Montgomery Lake, Ga., he nevertheless created a record of legendary proportions. It has become the very fabric of bass fishing lore for several generations of anglers, an accomplishment so overpowering and unassailable that a large ...

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