Magnolia Midlands / Jacksonville

World Record Largemouth Bass - Montgomery Lake

1336 East River Road
Hwy 117 between Jacksonville, GA & Lumber City, GA
Jacksonville, GA 31544

  • Montgomery Lake where Bass was caught

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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    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)