REMEMBERING GEORGE W PERRY
This book authored by long time Augusta Chronicle outdoor editor Bill Baab recounts the life of George Perry first noted for catching the world record large mouth bass in 1932. Includes accounts of landing the record bass at Montgomery Lake, an oxbow off the Ocmulgee River in Telfair County, Georgia. That catch remains the world record today and is the most sought after record in fresh water fishing. That quest has spawned a multi million dollar industry. George's life after the catch is told in interesting detail and is accompanied by numerous historic pictures. Published by Whitefish Press November 2009.
Perry's 77 year old record was tied by Manabu Kurita of Japan July 2, 2009 fishing in that country's largest freshwater lake, Lake Biwa near Kyoto.