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Mailbag: Chase over for world-record bass

Updated: April 4, 2006, 1:26 PM ET
ESPNOutdoors.com staff

Almost as quickly as it began, the chase it over for a new standard for largemouth bass.

Less than two days after boating a 25.1-pound bucketmouth on tiny Dixon Lake in southern California, angler Mac Weakley has decided not to pursue the world record for largemouth bass.

If it had stood, Monday's catch would have smashed the legendary 22-pound milestone that George Perry hauled in from Montgomery Lake in Georgia in June 1932.

But Weakley's catch was controversial — no ...

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