Kurita's Visit 02/11 https://www.phshistory.org/apps/photos/ Kurita's Visit 02/11 Gift from PHS to Manabu Kurita Society president Annis Dominey presents "Remembering George Perry" book by Bill Baab to Manabu Kurita who tied George Perry's world record for large mouth bass set in 1932. https://www.phshistory.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118081834 118081834 Kurita & Perry Manabu Kurita and George Perry's son Dazy Perry with the replica of George's record 22lb 4oz large mouth bass in the background. Manabu tied the record while fishing in Lake Biwa, Japan's largest fresh water lake. https://www.phshistory.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118081833 118081833 Comparing Two Very Big Fish Kurita's recent catch tied the 77 year old record set in 1932. Manabu's bass weighed 22lb 5oz compared to George's 22lb 4oz but the record must be exceeded by 2 ounces so it is a tie for the time being. https://www.phshistory.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118081836 118081836 Manabu and Lake Biwa Guide Manabu Kurita and his Lake Biwa guide flank Society VP Rip Maneely while discussing the upcoming visit to Lake Mongomery in Telfair County where George Perry caught his world record large mouth. https://www.phshistory.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118081835 118081835 Society members greet Mr. Kurita Debbie and Alan Pierce meet Manabu Kurita. Manabu came to Telfair after visiting the World Chamionship Bass Tournament in Louisiana. https://www.phshistory.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118081837 118081837 Quite a Catch Dazy Perry and Manabu Kurita discuss the very different habitats that provided the two world record large mouths. Lake Biwa is Japan's largest fresh water lake. Lake Montgomery is a small oxbow of the Ocmulgee River. https://www.phshistory.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118081838 118081838 Mr.Kurita discusses the possibiliy of the current world record for large mouth bass being broken in the near future. Will it be a bass from a Californian lake, Lake Biwa, a lake in Texas, or maybe right here in Georgia https://www.phshistory.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118081839 118081839 Local Fishermen Meet Japan's #1 Area fishermen were invited to the Telfair Museum of History for what to the game fishing world was a historic event. Kurita said that he does not expect the present record to last mucn longer. https://www.phshistory.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118081841 118081841