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John F.

"heaviest striper ever caught in a landlocked fishery."

Apparently Reading comprehension is a dying skill....

D

Here is the URL, with a photo.

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/middlesex_cty/record-breaking-striper-caught-in-ct

Greg was featured on the COVER of 2012 CT Anglers guide. Here is link to that page, with a small photo

http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2696&q=322688&deepNav_GID=1630

D

Big fish, but the WORLD RECORD belongs to Greg Myerson, who lives in CT - 81.8 lbs. This an OLD story about that, but I believe it has been VERIFIED.

Record breaking striped bass caught in CT

Updated: Monday, 08 Aug 2011, 11:09 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 05 Aug 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

Westbrook, Conn. (WTNH) - A striped bass that could break the world record was caught in the waters of the Long Island Sound in Westbrook.

According to the Jack's Bait and Tackle in Westbrook, the striper caught by Greg Myerson of North Branford weighed in at 81.88 pounds. It has not yet been certified by the International Game Fish Association.

Field & Stream spoke with Myerson about the catch and he told them he was using drifting eels on Southwest Reef around 8am on August 4th when the monster hit his line. He kept the fish on ice until he brought it to Jack's the next morning to be weighed.

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