January 31, 2008
A Record Week: Huge Striper, Largemouth, and Catfish
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
From The Roanoke Times:
Barnes, a 63-year-old Chesapeake, Va., telephone contractor, apparently shattered the state striper record with a 73-pound giant caught near the 4A Buoy off Cape Henry.
Barnes must yet apply for the record, and that application must be approved by the state record fish committee.
Clay Armstrong currently holds the record for a 68 pound, 1 ounce fish caught off False Cape in early 2006.
From The Washington Times:
On Saturday . . . Woodbine, Md., resident Justin Riley, [competing] in an Anglers Choice winter bass tournament on the tidal Potomac River with his father, Ed, . . . latch[ed] on to an 11-pound, 2.88-ounce largemouth.
By Monday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries dispatched biologists to the store to verify the weight of the bass and officially list it as a state record.
And from The Chattanoogan:
A TWRA Fisheries Biologist recently distributed this e-mail to his counterparts across the state.
"Attached are a couple of photos of a monster blue catfish caught near Greenville, Mississippi by an elderly man who let the fish go after his wife took the pictures. . . . [S]ome catfish anglers guessed it to be at least 150 pounds. It looks like 200 pounds to me. For sure it would have been a new world record."
Anyone know more about this catch?