The evening he caught the World Record largemouth bass in 1932, George W. Perry cooked it up for his family.
Unfortunately that was well before everybody had a camera in their phone so, photographs of the record bass have been hard to come by.
The above pic recently surfaced mysteriously on the 81st anniversary Perry’s catch and is said to be the long lost pic that was always rumored to be out there somewhere.
You can read the whole story at Fox News.
There is plenty of speculation that the photo may be a fake…and it’s not all that difficult to make a photo look old. I downloaded a free app on my iPhone and did this one of me in about 20 seconds.
The Perry pic looks pretty legit to me though I’m not vintage photo expert. There’s some water damage and fading. Either the work of a star photo editor…or it’s real.
I hope it’s a legitimate photo…it’s such a cool shot and a piece of angling history.