Updated: November 24, 2009, 11:54 AM ET
By Bill Baab | Bassmaster.com

EDITOR'S NOTE: Perry's life and times are recounted in Remembering George W. Perry, a book written by author Bill Baab and published in November 2009 by The Whitefish Press of Cincinnati, Ohio. Copies can be purchased from the publisher at whitefishpress.com.

Had it not been for going fishing on the second day of June 1932, George Washington Perry likely would never have found himself in the world and national limelights.

He was born in Rentz, a tiny community in Laurens County, Ga., ...

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