Fishermen around the area are anxiously awaiting word on whether a striped bass caught in Long Island Sound is a new world-record.
Jack Katzenbach of Jack’s Shoreline Bait & Tackle in Westbrook said angler Greg Myerson, 43, of North Branford, brought in a striper that weighed in at 81.88 pounds.
“He was just trying to enter it into the Striper Cup,” Katzenbach said.
This fish was reportedly caught off a boat using live eels.
Myerson had already headed home, while Katzenbach and others are worked to figure out how to get the fish recorded as the largest striper caught.
The fish is larger than current record-holder, a 78.8 pound striped bass caught in New Jersey by Albert McReynolds in 1982.
At Jack’s Shoreline Bait & Tackle, Katzenbach said the phone has not stopped ringing.
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