Striped Bass Record-Breaking 81.88-Pounds

Greg Myerson was not fly fishing when he caught what is likely the largest striped bass ever caught on hook & line, but everyone can appreciate a big fish story now and then. He caught "the beast" using a live 16-inch eel while drifting it near a submerged boulder at Outer Southwest Reef off the coast of Westbrook, Connecticut, around 8 p.m. on August 4.

Myerson continued fishing through the night and weighed the big bass the next morning on a certified scale at Jack's Shoreline Bait and Tackle. At this point the catch is an unofficial record as Myerson has not submitted details of his catch to International Gamefish  Association. For more details as well as photos see

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