New World Record Striped Bass Caught


A new world record striped bass has been certified by the IGFA as the all-tackle world record. The striper, caught by North Branford, Connecticut resident Greg Myerson measured 54 inches and weighed 81.88 pounds.

Myerson's fish beat the existing striper record of 78 pounds 8 ounces, which was set by Al McReynolds on Sept. 21, 1982,  Atlantic City, New Jersey. McReynolds fish measured 53"  in Length with a  34 1/2"Girth weighing in at 78 lbs 8oz.

According to a Connecticut Post blog, Myerson caught the fish off a boat, using live eel as bait between Milford and East Haven.
Myerson brought the striped bass to Jacks Shoreline Bait & Tackle in Westbrook, Connecticut .

Catching the World Record Striped Bass with pictures by Greg Myerson
"The gaping mouth and belly on the 54-inch fish were incredible" Report by Kierran Broatch

World Record Striped Bass!
Exclusive Photos: Field and Stream.

Will this striped bass be a new world record?
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