World Record Largemouth Bass - Montgomery Lake

Location

1336 E. River Rd.
Hwy 117 between Jacksonville, GA & Lumber City, GA
Jacksonville GA 31544

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 7:00am - 6:00pm

Social

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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Self-guided Tours
Suitable for Ages
  • Adults (18+)
  • Adults (21+)
  • All Ages
  • Seniors (55+)
  • Teens (13-18)
  • Toddlers (up to 5)
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round