Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday Review: World Record Bass Book!

Thursday Review: World Record Bass Book!

Bill Baab--time NFLCC member who has helped edit the NFLCC Gazette--has a new book out, and it couldn't be more timely. With the IGFA weighing in on certification of a record-tying World Record Bass caught by Manibu Kurita in Japan, interest in the original world record holder, George Perry, could not be higher.

Fortunately, Bill has been working on a biography of Perry for thirty years. The timing could not have been more fortuitous (he had the full manuscript to the Whitefish Press months before the Kurita catch).

Baab, noted outdoor writer and former outdoor editor of The Augusta Journal, has spent over three decades unraveling the story of the man behind the bass. George Perry was much more than just one fish -- in fact, he's the only man to ever win the Field & Stream Big Bass division TWICE -- and his life reads like an adventure novel.

In addition to the definitive history of how, where, when and with what THE BASS was caught, the book includes a full biography of Perry's life and the story behind all of the other bass that threatened the record -- from close calls to out right hoaxes. Fittingly, it ends with the Kurita bass...

This is truly one man's lifetime of work, and I'm sure everyone with even a passing interest in bass fishing or fishing history will find this to be an incredible read.

Order the Book by Clicking Here.

-- Dr. Todd

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