Lake Hartwell. Support wildlife and upgrade now for only $25. If you must keep some bass to eat, keep some Spots and let the Largemouth go. Lake Chatuge. June 2, 1932. It says: "Approximately two miles from this spot, on June 2, 1932, George W. Perry, a 19-year old farm boy, caught what was to become America's most famous fish. The previous bass fishing record had been standing since 1932 when George Perry caught a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass from Montgomery Lake in Georgia. With waterfowl hunting season opening Sat., Nov. Georgia is offering a helping hand to projects that help people experience the animals, plants and natural habitats emphasized in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan. The world record bass was caught near Jacksonville, Georgia on June 2, 1932 by George Perry. After more than 85 years, this legendary catch is STILL a Georgia State Record and tied as the World Record. The following is the news release issued by the IGFA, based in Dania Beach, Fla. There is a state historic marker on Highway 117 between Jacksonville and Lumber City, about two miles from where the record was caught. Official Largemouth World Record: George Perry's Undefeated Bass On June 2nd, 1932, George Perry caught the current world record bass out of Lake Montgomery, an oxbow lake off the Ocmulgee River in southern Georgia. 7 oz. .5 oz, Angler: Patrick Bankston Date: May 20. March 1973. A 25 pound, 1 ounce largemouth bass, a possible new world record bass, was caught on March 20, 2006 in California. 1985 Largemouth Bass - Weight: 17. 2 oz. Photo not available (as nice as it may have been to see!). Wayne Holland. There is a picture of it on the page of related resources. Montgomery Lake. In a trip to south Georgia in January Fritz Nordengren and I went a little out of our way to visit Jacksonville, Ga, the small town near where the world record bass was caught. In Jacksonville, GA there is a sign with pictures of Perry, the Wigglefish plug, a replica of the fish and more information about the catch. Montgomery Lake is today part of the Department of Natural Resources' Horse Creek WIldlife Management Area. It weighed 22 pounds 4 ounces and was caught from an oxbow lake off the Ocmulgee River called Montgomery Lake. May 1967 The fish weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces and is the most sought after sportfishing record in history. The current IGFA world record for the biggest largemouth bass was set by Manabu Kurita with a 22-pound, 5-ounce, 29-inch monster caught on Lake Biwa in Japan. That is one of the most sough-after records in the fishing world. Questions: 706-557-3333 Official World Record Largemouth Bass - George Perry 22.4lb. Bass, Redeye: 3 lb. Perry and his friend, J. E. Page, were fishing in Montgomery Lake, a slough off the Ocmulgee River, not for trophies but to bring food to the table during those days of the great depression. Licenses: 800-366-2661 The world record bass was 22 pounds and 4 ounces. Have you caught an exceptional fish in Georgia waters this year? We practice catch and release on Largemouth Bass. May 1, 1995. Lake Lanier Fishing Records. Official State Fish of Georgia. Check out the links in the box below for pictures. The twenty-two pound four ounce largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) exceeded the existing record by more than two pounds and has retained the world record for more than fifty years. Oconee River. Feb 2005. After more than 85 years, this legendary catch is STILL a Georgia State Record and tied as the World Record. We’ve compiled a list of the State Largemouth Bass Record from all 50 states to help serve as a reference on the quality of fish swimming in your home state. That is one of the most sough-after records in the fishing world. Records courtesy of Georgia Outdoor News.. Striped Bass - Weight: 46 lbs. 2 oz. This is shown in the pictures under related resources, too. Dottie, the new world record bass above was found dead in May, 2008. Others seem to endure forever. And in fishing, "the catch" is George Perry's world record largemouth bass taken on June 2, 1932 from Lake Montgomery, an oxbow of the Ocmulgee River in South Georgia. Jack Hall. I'm running out of popcorn. Bass, Largemouth: 22 lb. Photo not available (as nice as it may have been to see!). David Hubbard. The Georgia Birding & Wildlife Trails has a new website—check it out today! The 22 pound, 4 ounce largemouth bass caught by Japan’s Manabu Kurita matches the IGFA record held for 77 years by Georgia’s George Perry. The Best Places to Catch Golden Trout in the U.S. Overview Urban Legend of the Giant Florida Rattlesnake, The Bream Species: Sunfish, Bluegills, Shellcracker, Warmouth and More. Oct 1977. 3 oz. More information on the largemouth bass record, New Boat Ramp Opens in Chattahoochee Hills in Fulton County, Season Opens Nov. 21 For Waterfowl Hunters, DNR Announces Grants for Wildlife-Viewing Projects. Ranger Hotline: 800-241-4113. The world record bass was caught near Jacksonville, Georgia on June 2, 1932 by George Perry. 9 oz.Angler: Emory Dunahoo Date: Dec. 19, 1965 Walleye - Weight: 8 pds. Boat Registration: 800-366-2661 Georgia also recognizes an official state salt water fish and a state cold water game fish (as well as an official state seashell and marine mammal).. The longstanding record is one of the reasons that the largemouth bass was made Georgia`s Official State Fish. Is the 14.6 the new West Point Lake record or not and does anyone have a link to the GON Lake Records list? June 1932. Montgomery Lake. Bass, Striped (tie) 63 lb. George Perry. 4 oz. Georgia State Record Freshwater Fishes (updated October 19, 2020) Bass, Hybrid 25 lb, 8 oz David C. Hobby Lake Chatuge May 1, 1995 Bass, Largemouth 22 lb, 4 oz George Perry Montgomery Lake June 2, 1932 Bass, Redeye 3 lb, 7 oz Steve Williams Lake Hartwell April 17, 2004 Bass, Shadow 0 lb, 10 oz Kristen Brown Flint River June 1, 2016 Bass, Shoal George Perry. About aquatic nuisance species in Georgia, Freshwater Fish State Record Program Rules, Anticipating more than 5,000 users each year, state lawmakers, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Deputy Commissioner Walter Rabon, and Chattahoochee Hills Mayor Tom Reed, and others today ded. It has … The weight and measurements were taken, recorded and notarized in Helena, Georgia and Perry's only reward as seventy-five dollars in merchandise as first prize in Field and Stream magazine's fishing contest. Here is … 3 oz. The largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) was designated the official state fish of Georgia in 1970. It weighed 22 pounds 4 ounces and was caught from an oxbow lake off the Ocmulgee River called Montgomery Lake. Check out the newest license plate! A possible new world record bass caught in Japan on July 2, 2009. The mystery that has surrounded the 22-pound, 4-ounce world record largemouth bass caught by George Perry in Georgia's Montgomery Lake on June 2, 1932, has persisted more than seven decades - and so has the record itself. Current records for various species of fish in Georgia. Now, back to the subject. The fish was caught on a Creek Chub Perch Scale Wigglefish, Perry's only lure, and was 32 1/2 inches in length and 28 1/2 inches in girth. It is an interesting feeling to be so near where the world record bass was caught so long ago. Kelly Ward. iPhone and Android users have a great tool for the woods and on the water. Some records date back to George S Perry’s world record bass in 1922 while others state records seem to be broken every year. Lake Burton. The weight and measurements were taken, recorded and notarized in Helena, Georgia and Perry’s only reward was seventy-five dollars in merchandise as first prize in Field and Stream Magazine`s fishing contest. Angler: Roger Snipes; Spotted Bass - Weight: 8 lbs. The largemouth bass is also a state symbol of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Bass, Largemouth. Flint River. Bass, Shoal: 8 lb. It was not considered a new record because of problems with the way the fish was caught and documentation of the catch. April 2004. Steve Williams. The longstading record is one of the reasons that the largemouth bass was made Georgia's Official State Fish. Bass, Spotted: 8 lb. The world record largemouth bass was caught by George Perry in Montgomery Lake in Georgia in 1932. In 1932, George Washington Perry was a 20-year-old farmer living in rural Georgia. Bass, Smallmouth: 7 lb. 22 lb, 4 oz. It has long been the topic of articles, debates and even books. About the Size and Age of Bass in Georgia, Facts About 6 of the Most Common and Popular Sunfish Species, An Intro to Catfish and Bullheads and Their Record Weights. If you are ever in the area, stop by. Augusta Outdoors - The World Record Largemouth Bass - YouTube That world record has held up for 8 decades!