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Trophy bass by the numbers

Twenty-two pounds and four ounces. The World Record largemouth bass caught by George Perry in 1932.

Updated: August 8, 2007, 2:21 PM ET
By Gene Gilliland | Senior Fisheries Biologist, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Twenty-two pounds and four ounces. The World Record largemouth bass caught by George Perry in 1932. Articles in Bassmaster and on the BASS Insider Web site have anglers asking if it is really possible that the record will ever be broken. Just how rare are trophy-sized bass? Let's spend a few minutes in class — Fishery Population Dynamics 101.

We know that a certain number of bass are spawned each year. Mother Nature sets a carrying capacity that puts a cap on how many of those young ...

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