Augusta Outdoors - The World Record Largemouth Bass - YouTube George Perry has held this prestigious title for nearly 83 years, since he pulled his massive 22-pound, 4-ounce fish from Montgomery Lake, Georgia on … 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. The world record bass was 22 pounds and 4 ounces. 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. Mr. The All-Tackle record for largemouth bass is the most sought after game fish record in the world. 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. The fish (the whopper) weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces. It is the "holy grail" of fishing records. Some people were skeptical of this world record because no pictures had been found, but in 2006 relatives of George Perry produced pictures of the world record fish. Largemouth bass and other species of the bass family can reach more than generous sizes for freshwater fish. 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. Some records date back to George S Perry’s world record bass in 1922 while … Below is a photo of George holding his record largemouth bass. That world record has held up for 8 decades! At that time, world records for fish didn't exist.