By Mark Lassagne
In conjunction with David Swendseid
60 million anglers chase the sometimes elusive fish. More elusive is the largemouth world record set some 77 years ago by George Washington Perry.
I wonder if George Perry had any idea then, just how popular bass fishing would become and how coveted his record would also become.
Bridging the Gap
About the time Manabu Kurita was stretching the limits of his Toray line on a potential world record, another individual, thousands of miles away, was remembering with nostalgia, her family and the changes her grandpa’s world record bass would bring their way.
Since childhood, Alison Perry has treasured the original photograph of her grandfather with his famous fish. Shortly after the picture of George and his fish was taken her grandfather, an accomplished pilot, died in a plane crash during a storm in Birmingham, Alabama.
Greatly missed, the family spoke of their grandpa with reverence…
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