World Record Largemouth Bass - Montgomery Lake
Hwy 117 between Jacksonville, GA & Lumber City, GA
Jacksonville, GA 31544
Montgomery Lake, located on Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area, is an oxbow off the Ocmulgee River. At Montgomery Lake, the world record largemouth bass was caught by George W. Perry on June 2, 1932. It weighed 22 lbs 4 ozs. This record still stands and helped to give this area of Georgia a reputation as a fisherman's paradise.
The lake can be visited by vehicle through Horse Creek Management Area. There is no boat access to Montgomery Lake.
This is a self-guided tour. Maps are availabe at check station on the WMA.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Monday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Free Parking, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round
Suitable for Ages
Adults (18+), Adults (21+), All Ages, Kids (5-8), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18), Toddlers (up to 5), Tweens (9-12)