George Perry's 22-pound, 4-ounce world-record bass has been freshwater fishing's unbreakable record for no less than 74 years. Yesterday, Mac Weakley of Carlsbad, CA, blew it out of the water, landing a 25-pound, 1-ounce behemoth from southern California's celebrated Dixon Lake. Weakley's incredible catch should land him huge cash prizes, endorsements, and instant hero status-except for one sticking point, which the angler himself readily admits: "It's a great day, but it's a bad day," Weakley told the San Diego Union Tribune. "It was a valiant effort. We've been trying and trying to catch this fish for years. It's the world-record bass. Unfortunately, it was foul-hooked."