The world's biggest bass

Updated: May 2, 2006, 11:38 AM ET
By Steve Price | BASSMASTER Magazine, May 2006
They've done it!

A trio of veteran, dedicated Southern California trophy fishermen has succeeded in breaking bass fishing's world record with a fish weighing 25 pounds, 1 ounce.

Mac Weakley, 32, caught the fish while sight fishing early on the morning of March 20 at Lake Dixon, a 75-acre lake in San Diego that had already produced bass over 21 pounds. On Berkley scales provided by his frequent fishing partners Jed Dickerson and Mike Winn (who netted the bass), the fish weighed 25-3, then settled at 25-1, breaking George Perry's 1932 record of 22-4 by nearly 3 pounds.