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Weakley Bass Won’t Get World Record
A day after Mac Weakley said he would submit his 25.1-pound largemouth to the IGFA and two days after he pulled it from Dixon Lake, the angler has decided NOT to try for the world record, according to an article in the San Diego’s Union-Tribune.
Weakley told the Union Tribune:
“It seems 50 percent feel it should stand as a record and 50 percent say it shouldn't. That's why Jed (Dickerson), Mike and I have decided not to submit it as a world record to the IGFA. We don't want to go out breaking the record with so many people doubting it.”
This is a bold and impressive move on the part of the three friends. They could be turning down over a million dollars to preserve the integrity of the record. While baseball struggles to figure out what to do with its records now that steroid use is common knowledge, it’s good to know that the most American of pastimes also remains the purest.