Whopper Bass Reeled in off Connecticut Coast

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Connecticut man says he hopes an 80-pound bass that he caught in Long Island Sound will qualify for a record.

Greg Myerson, of North Branford, reeled in the striped bass Thursday night near Westbrook, Conn. A Westbrook bait shop, Jack's Shoreline Bait & Tackle, said it weighs 81.88 lbs. and is 54 inches long.

Myerson said Monday he is taking steps to have the fish certified by the International Game Fish Association. The association said the process could take weeks.

The association's website says the current world record for striped bass was set by a 78-pound fish caught off of Atlantic City, N.J.

Myerson, a 43-year-old life-long fisherman, says he hooked the fish just after sunset using live eels as bait.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 127261273 - kbtx.com/a?a=127261273