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Texas races to own bass fishing's throne

Has aspirations of a world record, thanks to research aimed at unlocking super bass genetics.

Updated: April 26, 2006, 4:36 PM ET
By Lynn Burkhead | ESPNOutdoors.com associate editor — April 26, 2006

With the unusual big-bass events of late — in which a 25-pound, would-be world-record largemouth was caught and released in California — other big-bass states are breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Why? Because the decision by the Golden State angler not to pursue the world record means the race is back on to determine which state will officially topple the George Perry standard &$151; that legendary 22-pound bass taken from Georgia's Montgomery Lake in June 1932.

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