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Mabry Harper’s World Record

There are over three thousand world record entries covering one hundred twenty-five species of fresh water fish. Probably none are as interesting and controversial as a walleye caught on a remote stretch of the Cumberland River northeast of Nashville. That’s where our tale of the on-again, off-again world record saga begins—with a dedicated angler, a confused record keeper, and one man who made it his mission to correct what he thought was a big mistake.

Wild Side Guide Alan Griggs takes us to Trousdale County, where the story of Mabry Harper is one people still talk about today.

By the way, the walleye isn’t the only world record fish caught in Tennessee waters. Back in 1955 D.L. Hayes caught the biggest smallmouth bass ever caught out on Dale Hollow Lake—an eleven pound, fifteen ounce lunker that has stayed number one all these years. From show 2402,