Sowbelly: The Obsessive Quest for the World-Record

Sowbelly: The Obsessive Quest for the World-Record In , a farmer named George Washington Perry decided it was too rainy to plow and went fishing That day, George landed the largest largemouth ever recorded twenty two pounds four ounces The fish has inspired and frustrated hundreds of anglers for decades They ve dedicated their lives to the pursuit of Sowbelly a nearly mythical fish, whose swinelike girth holds the key to their dreamsFrom an LA cop who came within ounces of besting the record to an Alabaman who has lost his marriage and his daughter to this pursuit, Burke takes readers along for the ride in this legendary race

10 thoughts on “Sowbelly: The Obsessive Quest for the World-Record Largemouth Bass

  1. David Ward David Ward says:

    Sowbelly The Obsessive Quest for the World Record Largemouth Bass by Monte Burke Dutton 2002 799.17 3437 This book features another subculture that I had never explored prior to picking up Monte Burke s superb little volume on the sport of lunker bass fishing and the pursuit of the world s record largemouth bass.The world s record largemouth bass was set in 1932 when a poor Georgia farmer named George Perry brought home a 22 pou

  2. Mike Mike says:

    When I was a young kid I loved to fish for largemouth bass at my grandparents lake I read Outdoor Life magazine and knew the history of the world record bass caught around the time of the Great Depression, which the author discusses in detail If you ve ever fished with artificial lures or bait you know how much fun it can be Having said all that this book is great but only if you are or ever were a bass fisherman or lady I never rea

  3. David Drew David Drew says:

    I think that this was a great book Reading this gives me greater confidence that I can catch big fish myself if I put enough time and effort into the sport Also I learned that Texas might not be where the big bass are growing Surprisingly it was California The only thing that I would say about this book is that on Goodreads, it says that the book is 270 pages of so But my book only has 237 I don t know If I have a different version than

  4. andrea andrea says:

    Makes me want to go bass fishing again.

  5. Dr. Detroit Dr. Detroit says:

    The quest to break George Perry s 77 year old largemouth bass world record has been the ruin of many a man rich and poor and to be quite honest, I don t think it will ever be attained in my lifetime Of course I also never thought I d see the Red Wings win ONE Stanley Cup let alone four, so proceed with caution Sowbelly examines what drives the men and women who chase the ghost, how and why monster bass have mutated to the size of dirigibles, an

  6. Jared Jared says:

    This book is a must read Nobody in the world would ever think that the quest for the heaviest largemouth bass would be an interesting story, but this exceeds all expectations This book isabout the people who quest for the record then a book about fishing Along the way, you meet such a wide variety of people, from hucksters to genuine heroes Pick this one up

  7. Kurt Mazurek Kurt Mazurek says:

    Well written and entertaining I enjoyed the behind the scenes look at the obsessive personalities, each with their individual rationalization of their quest Admittedly, this topic is right up my alley but I think the book should appeal to anyone who has ever chased a dream or dreamed of chasing a dream.

  8. Alex Alex says:

    This is a great review of the quest for the world record bass It dives into the stories of those leading the race to catch the fish and how it has taken over their lives and turned from a hobby into a obsession It is a fun read if you want to learnabout bass fishing.

  9. Scott Gill Scott Gill says:

    The Friday Night Lights of bass fishing An incredible exploration into some very unique people who give their lives in quest of the world record bass.

  10. Zach Zeidler Zach Zeidler says:

    a book about fishing and the south perfect combination

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