January 11, 2010

That Just Ain't Right

While I haven't had the chance to get out on the water in several years, I used to be an avid fisherman, stalking largemouth bass in lakes, farm ponds, and rivers. For bass fisherman, the &qout;holy grail&qout; has long been the 22 lb, 4 oz record bass caught by George W. Perry in Georgia in 1932. The catch spawned (sorry, couldn't resist) a multi-billion dollar industry, professional bass sport fishing, and made famous guys with names like Bill, Tom, and Ray.

Everyone suspected that one day soon Perry's record would be tied or broken, but we always figured it would be a good old boy in a remote Southern slough, or a new breed of big bass hunters that specialize in California's reservoir bass.

A bleach-blond Manabu Kurita isn't exactly the good old boy anyone expected to tie the record.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 11, 2010 11:58 AM

Wow. Now that's a big fish. I like some Bill, but we northern types like Babe.

Posted by: brando at January 11, 2010 01:30 PM

It might be a robot.

Posted by: David at January 11, 2010 01:43 PM