In this photo gallery, you'll find images detailing a chronological history of pursuit of the world record largemouth bass since the 1920s.
International Game Fish Association will announce its decision regarding the world record application of Japan's Manabu Kurita.
The most sought after record in all of fishing has been broken ... almost. Technically, Manabu Kurita's 22-pound, 4.97-ounce largemouth bass from Japan's Lake Biwa is now tied with a bass nearly 1 ounce lighter caught more than 77 years ago in rural Georgia.
Seventy-seven year record held by George Perry may be broken.
Magazine editor James Hall gives you an inside look at the popular tackle used to catch giant bass in Japan.
2009 had some memorable records made and broken, take a look.
Manabu Kurita told me the truth today about how, when and where he caught the pending world record bass. Every detail.
IGFA is waiting for a response as of this writing from the Japanese Game Fish Association. There is a rumor that Kurita was fishing in a restricted area when he boated the giant bass.
In this article, you can read about the monumental size of Manabu Kurita's fish, being a reason to worry that the Japanese government may redouble its efforts to get rid of largemouth because of the species' impact on native Japanese fish.
Our Classic Countdown number 34 story is really the most poignant of this series, and it exemplifies how much this sport and this competition means.