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Dixon Bass Submitted for WR?

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http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/news/story?page=f_fea_bass_world-record_Weakley_25.1

Not sure if they are actually going to submit an application or just thinking about it. It seems like they are going ahead with the application process. Should be interesting how this thing plays out.

Mac Weakley quote from the article regarding it being accepted as the WR:

"Would I be disappointed? Not at all," said Weakley, who is a supervisor at a casino in Oceanside. "I feel I'm very blessed; everything I care about is family and friends. I really don't care about money.

"To tell you the truth, I have a good job and I do all right, and I really don't give a (second thought) about it at all. We're more happy just to see that there is a 25-pound bass still living and in this lake."

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Oh brother, at least George Perry had his fish weighed on something resembling a legitimate scale.

We don't need another controversial World record. No carcass, no record.  Sorry.

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but we don't have a picture of perrys fish and who's to say that the scales used to weigh perrys was accurate back then being accurate wasn't that big of a concern

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but we don't have a picture of perrys fish and who's to say that the scales used to weigh perrys was accurate back then being accurate wasn't that big of a concern

As I recall, a conservation agent was present at the weighing to verify the fish. If I'm not mistaken, it was weighed on a postal scale. Far more accurate and reliable than one of those carry around personal scales you can buy from Bass Pro Shops.  Remember, Perry entered his fish into a big bass contest at the time in order to win a rod and reel.  It was also at a time when most people couldn't afford to own a camera so it's not unusual that the fish wasn't photographed.

As I posted in the other thread, a new world record, caught in the late 70's-early 80's by a woman in CA was later found to have a lead diving weight in it's belly after X-rayed.  No Carcass, dead or alive, no record.

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