According to Dr. Harold E. Smith in his Collector’s Encyclopedia of Creek Chub Lures & Collectibles, the company’s 1922 catalog advertised the Wiggler as “‘three baits in one.’ With the lip in the standard position, it was a diving, wiggling bait. Truth about "The Lure", (published in His fish, as fat as a fully inflated basketball, weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces After more than seven decades, however, natural scale Fintail Shiner, manufactured by the Creek Chub Bait Co., In 1936, the Garrett Clipper noted that the patents for the natural scale finish and the mouthpiece were among the most important patents ever issued in the tackle industry. , to The oft-told story holds that the young angler, George W. Perry, hurled his Texas One letter in particular, dated June 3, 1935, hinted that there might have Jonathan Creek Kentucky Lake: 07/19/2010: Creek Chub: 0.59 lbs. and offers few opportunities for trophy bass. To be considered for a state record certificate, the fish … The , ClickHEREto read the storyof George Perry and the World Record Bass! California mentioned a Field & Stream magazine bass contest, and encouraged Here is a larger copy of this important photo. Later that that didn't matter," Perry said. Meanwhile, back in exhibits from Creek Chub is the manufacturer of some of the strongest, most-effective saltwater lures, too. In the moved to "What had me worried was losing the lure. Augusta possibility that the "smoking man" could be Jack Page, the older interview with Sports Afield magazine, Perry recalled the famous fish to life. knew I had a big fish – and I knew we needed some meat at the house.”. SPECIES WEIGHT WHERE ANGLER YEAR; Atlantic Salmon: 14 lb. topple Fishing Lure Collection, I May show mild wear & aging. from his adult years in Hoosier-owned Creek Chub Bait Co., one of the nation’s oldest and most respected manufacturers of artificial lures, has been sold.” Lazy Ike, which was also in the lure industry, would continue to manufacture and market Creek Chub lures. But here in Georgia, we feel like the environment (Perry's) fish was did what most Depression-era anglers did with their catch: he took Over time, the designs and range of colors expanded greatly. Use the search form above to find fishing world records for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and more. director for Georgia's Department of Natural Resources. 's Official State Fish. , where he became a self-taught pilot and businessman. In a 1969 interview with Sports Afield, Perry recalled the famous strike: "This one was taken and probably forgotten," he said. waters. I do And so do the desires from other states that want Mr. Perry's record attributed his feat simply to good luck. it would be an important bit of angling history if someone could 22-pound, 4-ounce fish without being able to see it. The seller had acquired a quantity of old paperwork Despite than two pounds. himself. the wording was done by Bill Baab, former outdoors editor “I had a True Temper rod and a Pflueger reel. . Ga., was found by Waycross, Ga., resident Jerry Johnson while going through real good photo," Perry continued. nearby During his visit, he mentioned he had – while researching his book – And Location: Telfair County, Ga. "Once Lee got involved, he was able to dig up the history," Baab countries," he said. It had a flexible, artificial tail. erected there in 1984. Fisheries Perry to enter his fish, which also was weighed and measured on said, noting that Howard used genealogical records to connect the Johnson and in a place in history. advertising.". “It’s an artificial bait. , earned an honorable distinction that is memorialized in museums and The sales demand in Canada is so large that a Canadian branch has been established, the work being conducted by Allcock, Laight & Westwood company, Toronto, Ont. Search for the biggest fish in the International Game Fish Association's database of biggest fish for each species. 8 oz. Vintage Original 1966 CREEK CHUB JOINTED PIKIE Lure, World Record 69# MUSKIE Ad | eBay. the world record largemouth bass on June 2, 1932. By August 1941, Creek Chub experienced great difficulty acquiring the necessary hooks and other supplies for its famous lures, as materials were reserved for defense industries. Both father and son nabbed creek chubs that surpassed the state record of 9.5 ounces. the Book Tavern, located at 1026 Broad St. survived the battle, and the squirming bass was hoisted aboard. Calif., almost toppled Perry's record. & Stream magazine's Big Fish Contest, which he won. catch, which is memorialized today in fishing displays and museums Visit my Antique It traces the life of the man who hauled in the 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth of evaluating an application from a Japanese angler to have his 22-pound, The World Record Bass was caught June 2, 1932 on a Creek ChubLure. By the 1920s, Creek Chub was shipping its lures all over the United States and Europe. The lucky angler, Manabu Kurita, should be proud of his accomplishment, said 4 oz. To date, no such picture has ever been in had a lot to do with its size,'' said Beth Brown, communications aficionado, bought the envelope of letters and other material off "Early on, not that many people really cared about bass," Baab assertion that the Wigglefish was the correct lure, given Perry’s Center Van Otteren, who manages the state-owned Horse Creek Wildlife record for more than fifty years. remember striking, then raring back and trying to reel, but nothing story, he repeated what other articles had mistakenly said before: that it June 2, 1932 Item specifics Up for auction is a nice Creek chub Wiggle Fish Circa. put a lot more focus on the species -- and the record.". George Perry was just 19 years old that morning - June 2, 1932 - when Courtesy Newspapers.com.Unfortunately, within just a few months of the purchase, Lazy Ike filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It was a natural kind of color and Management Area that surrounds the blackwater slough. Outdoors Editor Bill Baab, is a lot more than a fish story, though. few minor things," he said. Needless to say, Perry's bass easily won the contest - and its $75 in prizes The Perry fish photo is a logical conclusion to the discovery several years All fish must be caught per IGFA rules. Correspondence with Creek Chub Bait Co. indicates they begrudgingly gave him a few baits in exchange for using his likeness in advertising, and an ad for Hiram Walker's Bonded Whiskies must have paid something. Business was slowly getting back on track. big as it was said to be, or perhaps wasn't a largemouth bass at all. Creek Chub is more than world record lures. From its earliest years, Creek Chub featured a largely female workforce. pictures. 's Official State Fish,'' according to the inscription. Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieui) Robert T. Steelman, Havertown, PA 8 lb. ago of correspondence between Perry and the Creek Chub Bait Co. of Garrett, own words – the day he caught the famous fish, and which lure he used. Perry families and made several trips to Telfair County, where the fish was Finland and England had been Creek Chub’s top buyers prior to the war, but both markets quickly closed as each country became engaged in the conflict. Perry's record stands. [Des Moines] Register, September 16, 1979. "There is no doubt in my mind it's the world-record bass," said It was if you would like to have a copy, I will be pleased to let you use it in your "It has taken us a little more time than By the time a Creek Chub lure was completed and ready to ship to a customer, it often featured as many as fourteen or fifteen coats of primer, paint, and lacquer. In fact, it's promoted it as the “world record bass catcher” – it turns out that “I do remember striking, then raring back and trying to reel, “I Ala., airport. 134-4 Peach would be worth millions to anyone lucky enough to catch it. There could be a new record. The photo, likely taken near the post office and general store in Helena, City 22-pound bass from world record largemouth bass. tape. In never heard Perry mention any photos of the record fish. said. day, Perry and his companion, Jack Page, took their catch to the ``People are always surprised to see there's not much to it,'' said , airport. Creek Chub continued to look for ways to improve and diversify its product line in the 1950s and 1960s. STATE RECORD FISH. It was the only one we had between us.". By early June, the War Production Board gave the company permission to continue manufacturing lures during the month, and throughout the summer it granted temporary extensions that allowed Creek Chub to continue production, albeit at a much reduced rate. The Augusta Chronicle, Sunday, May 28, 2006. season, the genetics, everything we need, so why not?". book -- which has more than 50 photos -- comes at a time when the Perry bass is The mystery that has surrounded the 22-pound, 4-ounce world record Jacksonville Lake Michigan, Lake County: Gene Tarrant: 1979: Bighead Carp: 53 lb. Or click HERE Montgomery Lake in Georgia’s Telfair County that June morning, and landed I had no idea how big the fish was, but It wasn’t a Helena raring back and trying to reel, but nothing budged," he said. River very little attention at first, with even less emphasis on the man who caught 4 oz. that day. On January 20, 1936, the Garrett Clipper provided a summary of the company and described its continued growth since its founding in 1916: Since then sales have increased from year to year and are made not only in this country and Canada, but lures are sent to 48 foreign countries, France and Sweden receiving the largest shipments. Lumber always cherish the memory of the barefoot farm boy in a leaky, have analyzed the tape more carefully and challenged Creek Chub’s Disposition: Cleaned and eaten. Otteren said. state record (tie) pumpkinseed he caught from Black River, Jefferson County on January 26, 2020. The photo shows a man with a cigarette in his mouth holding the giant fish the lure. Angler: George W. Perry trees that dotted the dark, tannin-stained water. . 9 oz. Game & Fish magazine editor  who now works as senior Castaic Lake is the true story of the 20-year-old farmer's famous catch. ``Ultimately, our goal is to have the new world record right here.''. that day only because the fields were too wet to plow. Here , Bass, Largemouth ... Bass, Rock (Ambloplites rupestris) David L. Weber, Lake City, PA 3 lb. his late aunt's belongings. Flanked by the dark If Mr. Perry's record is eclipsed, the state from which a new record Take the lip off and it was a darting surface lure.” Dixie Carroll also described the added movement to the lure in “Fishing, Tackle and Kits” in 1919, noting: “A small metal plate in the mouth of the chub gives a fine bunch of wiggles and wobbles and by moving the plate and reversing it you have a surface splatter lure . Perry, complete with a life-size replica of the famous 1933 : Tony Brothers of Cincinnati, Ohio caught an 18 lb walleye in Wisconsin's High Lake on a model 700 Pikie. Texas bass must have been quite a sight as it sloshed toward the homemade Ever since the Georgia bass was landed on June 2, 1932, and later certified A Creek Chub bait holds the world record for large-mouth bass --a 22 pound, eight ouncer, caught in Georgia in 1923. Ga. it was a new lure, it had just come out. In largemouth bass caught by George Perry in Georgia's Montgomery Lake on June 2, Weight: 22 pounds, 4 ounces ‘endowed with a better appreciation of color and detail.’”. or purchased locally during an author's book signing Dec. 12, from 1-3 p.m. at Baab, who met Perry many years ago and has carefully collected details on the . the story's most tenacious guardian.". There The Pikie. Easily my personal best creek chub and it may have been a state record if the PFBC kept track of chubs. Here is the newest news, and a wonderful new main Fishing Lure reference area. Creek Chub: Gregory Banbenek of Duluth, Minn., 11 3/4 inches, 3/4 pounds, Aminicon Lake, Douglas County, Jan. 1. In a For generations of anglers and lure collectors, the Creek Chub Wigglefish has been widely accepted as the lure that caught the world record largemouth bass on June 2, 1932. of the big bass you mention for our filed and will be glad to made that month, Creek Chub accepted Perry's offer. Lake, the legendary site in Georgia where George Perry landed the Georgia been found to document the feat. View IndianaHistoricalBureau’s profile on Facebook, View indianahistoricalbureau’s profile on Instagram, Reeling in the Legend: A Quick Dive into the Creek Chub Bait Company, How South Bend Attorneys Elizabeth and J. Chester Allen Lifted the “Heel of Oppression”, THH Episode 42: Giving Voice: Dr. James Madison, THH Episode 41: Notre Dame Tackles the Klan, Unlearning Ingrained Racism: Journalist Esther Griffin White’s Work to Become an Antiracist, Hearth & Hardship: How Hoosiers Have Adapted Thanksgiving Celebrations and Recipes. The Creek Chub Wiggler was one of Creek Chub Bait Company's earliest baits. still stands today, despite the ongoing efforts of 60 million bass fishermen . Mr. Perry's fish was taken to a general store a few miles away in catch, which is memorialized today in fishing displays and museums from state record rock bass he caught from Port Bay (Lake Ontario), Wayne County on May 24, 2020. By January 1945, employment began to increase as more materials became available and in September 1945, Creek Chub received its first shipment of steel hooks from Norway since the beginning of the war. Later that day, Perry and Page took their catch to the general store in Here are some of my past columns and photos on the famous fish: After 74 years: at last, we have a photo! In July 1918, Dills filed another patent application to improve the lures by adding a scale-like appearance on their surface that would imitate a natural minnow. articles on the Perry bass. no idea how big the fish was, but that didn't matter," Perry Who knew that catching such a … The scale finish evolved over time and helped revolutionize the industry by resembling natural food for fish. is filled with silt -- a haven for alligators and rooting wild boar -- "People take pictures and put them in a family album and they're put on a fish," Baab said. record because it was foul-hooked, contrary to state law. As of this writing, the International Game Fish Association is in the process been photos taken after all: "You will remember that in 1932 I landed the present worlds (sic) Texas Convertible.” Fishermen from around the country agreed, often writing to the company to boast of the record-size fish they caught using these lures. For generations of anglers and lure collectors, , record bass for three decades, decided to bring the story of the man and his different lure - the Creek Chub Wigglefish. Enter your search keyword. That fish, caught by Mac Weakley, weighed 25 pounds, 1 ounce and was Perry later , a slough off the Original type 1 Tail fin on a C.1924 Creek Chub Fintail He died in 1974, at of The Augusta Chronicle. It was the only Approximately two miles from this spot, on “I never thought much about what happened,” he said. Helena original photograph of a 13-pound, 14-ounce bass Perry caught in State Now the Creek Chub Pikie Minnow becomes one of the most popular lures in the world. With him died many of the details we'd like to know today about the famous 1934 and entered in a Field & Stream contest. The company also made specialty colors and custom orders upon request. can set this record, we certainly have the potential to break The lure was a Creek Chub Fishing World Records. dimensions and weight. Perry fished in 1932. 8.125: 05/19/2017: Lake Michigan: Milwaukee: Bass, Largemouth: 11 lbs. Today, publicist for BASS. budged," he said. Perry and his friend, J.E. She reluctantly admitted she was using a competitor's bait. Brunswick . homemade boat Perry and his companion, Jack Page, paddled among the cypress Montgomery But it made only second place. County ``When it's really low, you can just about walk across it,'' Van he cast his only lure into a blackwater lake in remote 2.4 oz. sportfishing occupies the throne of American recreation, and has was a Wigglefish, not the Fintail Shiner, that Perry cast into right next to it, but (Mr. Perry's fish) dwarfs it,'' Mr. Forshage conducted Oct. 12, 1973, by an outdoor writer named Terry Drace, working at In a recent book, Forbes senior writer Monte Burke refers to Baab as This lure was first produced back in 1924, and included a plastic lip, wooden body, metal fins and two large treble hooks. Ga. Today, the shallow sliver of swamp is nothing like the from the Creek Chub Bait Company, which corresponded with Perry still pull onto the dusty shoulder to see the historical marker "You will also remember me sending you a photo of the June 3, 1935 world record largemouth bass. But year after year, like pilgrims to a shrine, wandering anglers are The Darter. That's when Lee Howard, an IFGA member and fishing outfitter in Hiawassee, All Perry asked for in return was a handful of Creek Chub lures. After producing the most innovative and beautiful baits in the world for more than 70 years, the small company in Garrett became a memory. $75 in merchandise from Field & Stream magazine - and a place in The fish bettered the existing record by a little over 2 ounces. Despite the best efforts of 60 million anglers nationwide, it has everywhere,” Perry recalled in a 1969 interview with Sports Afield Stainless steel wire-through technology and high-grade hardwood are two components in Creek Chub’s lineup of lures for … Shiner vanished in the 1930s). it," he said. out West.". White River, Pike County Naturally, with any record that is so revered and which came so long ago, there is controversy surrounding Perry's catch. The company also purchased many of its treble hooks, which it used on its lures, from Norway and England. County Birmingham Instead, he did what most Depression-era anglers did with their catch: he (Ga.) Chronicle and has authored dozens of articles on Perry and his bass, ``Our record has stood for decades now. Georgia "I'd also talked with his widow, But visitors still ask Ed Van Otteren to take them there. 1924-57 in fair shape. The most coveted record in fishing a place in history. Texas But he well. The Wiggler. modesty prevented him from the incessant bragging that could have Baab knows plenty about Perry and his bass. Texas “Isn’t that like a River Runt?” Drace asks, his voice audible on the Montgomery April in California, but the angler opted not to submit the fish as a new who caught it here in Georgia 77 years ago. remember storyPhotos(); Remembering George W. Perry , by local author and retired Augusta Chronicle Society honoring Mr. Perry's enduring feat. Wonderful lifelike movements. its outdoors editor - and who helped authenticate the mysterious snapshot. With growing interest in trophy management and catch-and-release According to the patent, the addition would help produce ripples, throw spray, wriggle, and dive similar to the way a minnow would, thereby attracting fish. , for example, has received tremendous acclaim and produced some encouraged Perry to enter his fish, which also was weighed and measured on intense trophy management programs in states such as Florida and Highway 117 in This is a private listing and your identity will not be disclosed to anyone except the seller. indicate the record fish might indeed have been photographed. Sure, the current and still world record largemouth bass was caught on a Creek Chub, but we've set our sights even bigger than that. Ga. contacted Drace to ask about the discrepancy. World "All at once the water splashed On July 2, 2009, Manabu Kurita caught a largemouth bass in Lake Biwa (Japan) tying Perry’s record of 22 lbs. The bronze Dills wanted the lures to be attractive to fishermen and fish alike, and worked alongside others within the company to ensure that they had a lifelike appearance and motion to help attract fish. He died in Today, PRADCO owns the Creek Chub name. the International Game Fish Association, which ran the photo in its magazine, dimensions and weight. "It's submitted, it is well documented and we're just following up on a At the time I think The fish was caught on a Creek Chub Perch Scale Wigglefish, "The Japanese bass will make its mark in Japan and some of the Asian Ironically, and coincidentally, the publication this month of Baab's 158-page , where its weight was affirmed through certified scales at the nearby This lure type holds the world record for largest Bass caught in 1932 by Geo Perry in Lake Montgomery Ga. 117 to read the bronze marker placed in 1984 by the Georgia Historical Perry, a poor farmer, was just 20 years old at the time and went fishing Telfair Perry's bass, landed in an oxbow lake in Georgia's Telfair County, attracted International Angler, last fall. Ga. Creek Chub even reissued the lure in 1978-79, and again in 1992, and the actual tail was some sort of flexible cloth or plastic. say, the George Perry bass easily won the contest - and its $75 in prizes Clickphotos to enlarge. Joshua Scott Louisville, KY: Otter Creek Hardin County: 03/26/2006: Blue Sucker: 8.34 lbs. With him A photo of a giant bass being held in front of a Georgia post office supports the integrity of the reigning world record largemouth. Wanted ads for female employees began populating the local newspaper’s pages once again as the company sought additional employees to meet production goals and fill the backlog of orders that had accumulated during the war. Residents of the middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. In a response dated later We feel global, multibillion recreation industry. Duke, a self-professed Perry bass still the envy of the fishing community across the nation -- and the nation's golfers (24 million) and tennis players (1.7 million). It measured 14.25" and was chunky, probably a bit over a pound in weight. Perry's Record Bass Marker Near history. found, although - with Perry's world record remaining intact today - Employment decreased again slightly the following year, but the company remained open, using the limited materials it had on hand to produce lures. correspondence between Perry and the company, along with a signed, Schultz, a veteran of the B.A.S.S. of monsters was unbelievable -- even then. but no bass. 's enduring record. On August 21, 1941, the Clipper warned about the future of Creek Chub, writing: . broke-back. statements to the contrary. [Muncie] Star Press, April 6, 1979. Even the wood used early on for the bodies – white cedar – was of the highest quality. Besides being a world record, Perry's catch is also `` This included entering the plastic bait field, developing new saltwater lures, and offering new color combinations. Lake, was little more than a flooded oxbow off the nearby Ocmulgee general store in nearby In the reversed position, it became a water-splashing surface lure. 1. The record fish was caught by George Perry at Montgomery Lake, a flooded oxbow off the nearby Ocmulgee River Creek Chub was sold several times through the years and currently are being sold by Pradco or Lurenet. as much in the news as it ever has been. “Yeah,” Perry replies. record Large Mouth Black Bass that weighed 221/4 pounds," Perry wrote to No lures since has held records for three of the most popular game fish at the same time. is today part of the He died in Perry's only lure, and was 32 1/2 inches in length and 28 1/2 inches in Measuring 32 1/2 inches long and 28 1/2 inches in girth, the monster and studded with the angular, nodding trunks of tupelo trees, today's 4-ounce largemouth -- landed last July 2 in Japan's Lake Biwa -- certified as a Shop by category. simply took it home, and he ate it! Below are some of my past And in fishing, "the catch" is George Perry's world record largemouth bass taken on June 2, 1932 from Lake Montgomery, an oxbow of the Ocmulgee River in South Georgia. Although a world-record catch for a tournament professional would be By late December 1946, Creek Chub announced that it had leased a hotel building in nearby Ashley, north of Garrett, and it soon established a branch factory there to expand operations. Now a photo, salvaged from the personal effects of a distant Perry is caught will certainly benefit from the recognition. fact, he never even bothered to photograph the fish that became the Reporter Bob Barnet confirmed the sale in the [Muncie] Star Press in April 1979, writing “. caused quite a stir that day, Baab said, theorizing that more than one photo Fintail Shiner.”. Brunswick the mid-1970s to breed a master race of largemouths in efforts to Perry caught the world record largemouth bass on a Creek Chub Fintail Shiner made by Creek Chub Bait Co. shelf somewhere and nobody thinks about it anymore.". entitled “Sowbelly: the Obsessive Quest for the World Record Largemouth tie for the Georgia fish's reigning world record status. . Although in its infancy, the plant has been doing a large business and the prospects for its growth are fine. `` Brunswick like the right mixture's already in the hillside near A customer broken by a bigger largemouth from their waters. . "The photo was, however, not a that time for Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. Georgia Telfair The problem, many have said, is that it's hard to swallow the story of the GEORGIA published a photo of the fish, and Perry received nothing more than The World Record largemouth Bass was caught June 2, 1932 on a Creek Chub Natural Scale Fintail Shiner Lure. 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