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The million dollar catch?

Aug 20, 2012

A B.A.S.S. member catches a record bass — but will red tape keep him from collecting a huge cash prize?

The story of George Perry

Jun 2, 2012

June 2 marks the anniversary of George W. Perry's record largemouth bass catch. Tied, but still not beaten, it's the most sought-after record in the books.

New Missouri record largemouth ... on a trotline!

May 21, 2012

Yes, in Missouri you can get a bass in the record books by catching it on a trotline ... or a jug ... or a limb line.

World record spotted bass

Apr 20, 2012

Eleven years ago, a California pharmacist caught the biggest spotted bass anyone's ever seen. Here's how he did it.

10-10 is new Delaware record

Mar 29, 2012

A 10-pound bass is big anywhere, but in Delaware it's record class.

New Oklahoma largemouth record

Mar 28, 2012

What's the next best thing to a world record largemouth, smallmouth or spot? How about a state record! Benny Williams Jr. got the job done last week.

New largemouth bass record set in Arkansas

Mar 1, 2012

On Tuesday, Paul Crowder of Forrest City, Ark., set the new largemouth bass state record with a 16-pound, 5-ounce bass on Lake Dunn near Wynne.

World Record Follies, Frauds and Hoaxes (Part 1)

Jul 3, 2011

In the 79 years since George Perry caught his 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth, there have been several claims to usurp the top spot. It wasn't until July 2, 2009 — with Manabu Kurita's 22-5 — that anyone could fairly claim a better fish. Here are a few of the most memorable claims that fell very, very short.

IGFA creates length category for record bass

May 6, 2011

With so many people preferring to release their fish — even their record-class fish — it only makes sense to create a record classification for fish length.

Manabu Kurita's world record tour visits Georgia

Mar 2, 2011

The final stop on the Manabu Kurita world record bass tour came Feb. 24 in South Georgia. The Japanese angler who tied George Perry's longstanding world record visited the waters where history was made in 1932.

Junior angler catches state record

Mar 1, 2011

Located in the Panhandle Plains Region, O.H. Ivie Lake covers some 19,000 acres and is home to some of the bigger bass in our country. It's also the favorite fishing spot of 11-year-old Andy Ortega, holder of the Texas State Catch and Release Record Largemouth Bass (length) -- youth and adult.

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