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Calif. bass angler won't pursue world record

Citing pressure over the controversy surrounding his 25.1-pound largemouth, Weakly drops out of the chase

Updated: April 26, 2006, 2:03 PM ET
By Brett Pauly | ESPNOutdoors.com senior editor — March 20, 2006

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Say it ain't so, Mac.

A day and a half after boating the heaviest largemouth bass known to mankind, Mac Weakley and his two lifelong fishing buddies decided to drop their pursuit of angling's most important world record.

"We want to let the 22-pound George Perry record stand, and we'll break it another time," ...

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