Bass fisherman decides not to submit papers for record
By Ed Zieralski
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
March 22, 2006
For almost 74 years, George W. Perry’s name has been associated with the most famous largemouth bass ever caught, and for a while this week it looked as if John MacArthur Weakley’s name might take the old Georgian’s place. But not now.
George W. Perry, you can stop rolling over in your grave.
Late last night, the man better known as Mac Weakley decided he’d had enough of the controversy behind his potential world-record catch, that 25-pound, 1-ounce Queen Kong of a bass he foul-hooked at Dixon Lake on Monday. He decided not to submit the catch to the International Game Fish Association for approval as the all-tackle, world-record largemouth bass.