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  1. Manabu Kurita's world record largemouth bass tour visits south Ge...

    Ken Duke

    The final stop on the Manabu Kurita/Yamaha world record bass tour came Feb. 24 in south Georgia when the Japanese angler who tied the longstanding world record visited the waters where George Perry made history in 1932.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  2. Yamaha to display World Record Bass at Classic Expo

    Ken Duke

    Have you ever seen a 22-pound, 4.97-ounce largemouth bass? Few have, but you can join their ranks by attending the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, La.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2011
  3. 2010: The bass fishing year in review

    Ken Duke

    As years go, 2010 was a very big one in the world of bass fishing. Every area of the sport and industry was impacted in a significant and lasting way, from business to competition to conservation. This year had it all.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2010
  4. A Review: 'Remembering George W. Perry'

    Ken Duke

    I've always been fascinated by the world record largemouth bass. I remember very distinctly the first article I ever read about the record. I was 14 years old and was looking at my first copy of Bassmaster Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2010
  5. Japan's Kurita ties world record bass

    Ken Duke

    The most sought after record in all of fishing has been broken... almost. Technically, Manabu Kurita's 22-pound, 4.97-ounce largemouth bass from Japan's Lake Biwa is now tied with a bass nearly 1 ounce lighter...

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2010
  6. Follies, frauds and hoaxes, part 2

    Ken Duke

    In the 77 years since George Perry set the bar at 22 pounds, 4 ounces, dozens of anglers have laid claim to a largemouth bass that weighed more. None have been able to substantiate their claims; some haven't even tried.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2009
  7. Follies, frauds and hoaxes

    Ken Duke

    Throw seven figures at something and you're bound to create some interest. That's the way it's been for the world record largemouth bass ever since the mid-1970s when someone decided that a new record would be worth more than $1 million.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2009
  8. Holiest of Holies

    Ken Duke

    In the world of bass fishing, there's no bigger tournament than the Bassmaster Classic, no more important species than the largemouth and no greater catch than the all-tackle world record.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2009
  9. The Record BP (Before Perry)

    Ken Duke

    It seems that George Washington Perry has always been on top of the hill when it comes to big bass. But if you look back — way back — you'll find that there were giant largemouths even before the first "official" world record holder.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2009
  10. What happens next?

    Ken Duke

    Now that a potential new world record largemouth bass has been landed — and in Japan of all places! — what needs to happen to seal the deal and get the fish entered in the record books?

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2009
  11. A Little History for Sale

    Ken Duke

    Thirty-two years ago, an Iowa couple fishing in Central Florida caught a two-person limit of 20 bass that weighed 148.23 pounds. At the time, Dick and Elaine Hengl claimed it as a record for a single day catch made exclusively on artificial lures.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009
  12. Some "Records" That Aren't

    Ken Duke

    For more than 70 years George Washington Perry's 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass caught from Montgomery Lake, Ga., in 1932 has been the recognized world record for the species.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2009
  13. Rumors Mill Churns Around Potential Record

    Ken Duke

    It's as certain as death and taxes. Catch a potential world record fish and somebody's going to call you a liar ... or cheat ... or fraud ... or worse.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2009
  14. 10 Reasons the Record's Not Worth a Fortune

    Ken Duke

    For decades, we bass anglers have been telling ourselves that a world record largemouth would be worth $1 million — maybe more — to the fisherman lucky enough to catch it.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2009
  15. Bass in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Ken Duke

    The possibility of a new world record largemouth bass coming out of Japan has a lot of anglers asking questions about angling in the Far East. Here's your starter's guide to Japanese bass fishing, FAQ style.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2009
  16. A New World Record?

    Ken Duke

    Seventy-seven years and counting. That's how long George Perry has sat atop the record books in the largemouth bass category, but he may be sharing his perch if a recently caught Japanese bass is as big as has been reported.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2009