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Exclusive Photos: New Pending World Record Striped Bass!

Exclusive Photos: New Pending World Record Striped Bass!

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from jrok6661 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

That is so cool. That is one large fish.

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from Jeremy Verdugo wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Gives a whole new meaning to B.F.F

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from jbird wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

WOW! Congrats on an awesome fish! I'd love to go fishing w/him! He should use all the publicity to launch a guide service!

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from Bear74 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I've fished with Greg for over 25 years. He never ceases to amaze me with the fish he pulls up, whether it be stripers, or trout. He's a natural. Then there's all the trophy Deer. He once shot and killed a monster buck with a homemade arrow made from a Indian arrowhead he found, and homemade shaft. The guy is an amazing sportsman! Congrats Greg, and it doesn't surprise me one bit.

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from Robert McCandless wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Myerson is the man! Great job buddy!

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from DD10 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Awesome fish!! Congrats!!

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from S.C. Lowcountry Boy wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I'm sure this is something most would never believe — and that I subsequently can no longer prove — but my Granddaddy gigged an 83-pound Striper (Rock fish, as we call 'em) one night in 1978 in the Combahee River in South Carolina just downstream of the Highway 21 bridge while out gigging frogs.

The fish was bedding in three feet of water under the bridge next to a large stump. My Dad and Uncle witnessed it, and there was a picture of the fish I was shown many times as a child. Granddaddy still has it somewhere.

Unfortunately, the trophy suffered the fate of so many other country catches: it was eaten, and only weighed in Grandaddy's shop. The story is nearly impossible to prove, but the picture goes a long way toward that corroborating it. Maybe one day I'll be able to put my hands on it again and share it. Happy fishing, all.

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from dek0609 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

That's a big one, congrats. Those big ones are all spawning age females, so hopefully some of you send the big ones back, so we can continue to catch them.

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from Dwain wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I think this is a great catch and Greg Myerson You are the ultimate fisherman.I liked what You said about using the bait that no one else used because it was to large.I fished for large cats and one day saw some guys at the ramp and asked them if they ever caught any large cats and they said no that river did not have large fish.I showed them 2 that were 30+ pounds and they wanted to know how.I explained that I do not fish for small fish,always use bait a small fish can't swallow,the same with any other fish.

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from Ragwriter wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Great fish, but not an impressive way to catch it.
Here's why:
Greg Myerson was using live eels. That's a tactic only used by "meat fishermen" who are trying to catch fish for a living. Anyone can hook a Striper on live eels. It's the same thing as leaving bait for bears or salt for deer and then shooting them when they show up. Al McReynolds used a six-inch Rebel, and anyone who knows fishing will tell you its far harder to fool a Striper with a lure than bait.
Myerson was using 50-pound test and a boat rod crank reel. Who goes Striper fishing with 50-pound test and boat rod? McReynolds used 30-pound test and an old green Penn spinning reel.
Myerson was in a boat. McReynolds was standing on the end of a jetty in a lightening storm.
Myerson used a net. McReynolds reached into the water and grabbed his fish through the gills.
This was a big female breeding fish that should have been allowed to live. All those guys with man-crushes on Myerson need to there's a difference between killing fish and sports fishing.

Hate to point this out but its tr

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from huntnow wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Great story, this guy seems to be deserving of such a record. I only hope the guy that lost that leader doesn't read this.

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from huntnow wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Ragwriter, I guess you think he should have been out in a canoe with a Zebco? Give the guy a break and be happy for him. If anyone can do what Myerson did, why did the previous record stand for so long?

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Haha, nice try Ragwriter. Envy is no good. Great point, huntnow!

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from royrogers wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Sounds like he may have did a little celebrating after he caught the monster, I know I would have. Congradulations great catch!!!

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from dstevens wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

@ragwriter, just curious if in that jealous rant of useless facts u just puked all over a perfectly good blog, u could have managed a simple congrats to a man who clearly isnt some fly by nite fisherman. killing fish and sport fishing u say???? just how many of the fish u catch on a flyrod, that u play out for an absurd amount of time, do u really think make it??? the facts would scare u. it looks wonderful on tv when it takes u 25 minutes to land a bonefish on some flat somewhere, do u really think that fish lives??? or do they not mention those facts in your in flyfishing purist articles, seminars ect???? the world is filled with people like u, read a bunch of random facts, and then come to a blog like this and puke all the info u just read out to everyone so u sound intellegent, knowing full well if u caught this fish on fly fishing gear, u no doubt,would have whoored yourself out to orvis, or simms, or some other big name. so with that being said, the record was broken on meat, not your heros vintage rebel plug, the next record will be set on meat, the following one, will be set on meat, and the next, and the next and so on and so on. its a huge feat this dude caught this fish. the water it was caught on, is very pressured day in and day out. i personally would have alot more respect for some of u "fly fisherman" if u didnt talk down your nose at conventional fisherman! a simple congrats would have gone a long way with me personally!!!

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from Muleynut30.06 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

dstevens you hit the nail on the head its guys like ragwriter who ruin the sport of fishing for everyone else who is just trying to enjoy it. From the story it sounds like this guy did his homework and deserved the catch oh yeah and ragwriter not sure if you have looked at a calender lately but its 2011 I don't think anyone who seriouly fishes saltwater has vintage tackle.

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from Muleynut30.06 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Its a great fish by the way! Congrats to him!

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from troutmad wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

It drives me crazy that there are ALWAYS a bunch of uptight, jealous fools that will try their best to try and take the celebration of a new world's record fish. Greg Meyerson caught an amazing stripper that was caught by a fellow angler, who was lucky enough, no, skilled enough to accomplish “Busting” a world's record. The former record, was a record that even today is disputed. I want to congratulate Greg Meyerson for his fantastic catch of a lifetime. Maybe it will get those idiotic critics off their butts and try harder!
Great job Greg! Be proud of what you have accoplished. Let those people who want to take away your record stew in their own issues!

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from troutmad wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

As a PS on my comment that just posted: I am an avid fly fisherman, who is not so elitist to other methods to catch fish. Greg did an amazing job....PERIOD!

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from kplace wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

wow, way to go greg. that is one heck of a fish. I bet it was a great feeling catching a fish so large, what a rush. congrats man.

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from kplace wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

good story. fish for the fun of it.

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from marcnavs wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Yeah Greg nice fish! Man people seem to amaze me with the jealousy they set forth. What a fag! Just mad he didn't catch the big beefer! He was too busy play'n with his pole instead of being out there fish'n. Can't say they I'm not jealous! What bragg'n rights! It's like fly fishing is the only way to catch fish?? If I'm an 80 plus pound big momma, what the hell jis a fly gonna do?? I want a big eel, maybe a fat squid, a nice juicy sand worm or maybe a nice bunker or alewife! A fly, I'm sure that would satisfy an big hog like the one you got hehehe!! I mean I love to fly fish but there's nothing like catching a fat striper on live lining something or top water plugs! Hats off to yah once again!
Navs

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from drj200 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Ragwriter :
You shouldn't use this blog to disparage another fisherman, no matter where, when or what bait he caught his fish with it dosen't matter, a GREAT KUDDOS TO HIM! He put this time & effort to go out night after night to fish! He deserves it! Ragwrite do you think he should have been drift fishing in a wetsuit
like they do by me on Eastern LI? Hell that fish would have taken him to England!

Greg Myerson Congrat's to you!!! Your life will never be the same and you earned it! jl

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from billyjo bondurant wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

nice fish, must have been exciting to land one that size.

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from scoobydoo wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Jeezus RAGWRITER can you at least attempt to hide your Sheer Jealousy. Not impressed with the way it was caught???? Ummmm guess your proving your overall lack of knowledge, and inexperience. Have you ever tried keeping big fish out out of hard structure, whether it be boulders, a reef, or pilings?? Guess what!! It doesn't work with finesse type gear. Sure you can use light gear in open water. But certain environments require certain gear. And many striped bass fisherman use 50lb braid. And even 50lb mono for chunking and eeling. I'm guilty of having 80lb braid on a few reels for bass.
Sounds like to me your just jealous and know nothing about tactics and techniques for bass fiahing. And your rediculous post proves it. 50lb mainline and leaders are considered light in the eyes of many. Including myself. If I were you I'd educate myself a bit more about the sport before you critique ones accomplishments.

Congrats Greg on one helluva catch ya beat me to it. Don't sweat the haters. As I'm sure you won't.

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from huntinhuntinhuntin wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Heck of a catch man! Must've been a fight!!

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from Riptide wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Man, I love this story, especially because this fish was caught by a guy who deserves such a fish. He's putting his time in on the water, finding the spots that produce. What a shame if this fish had been caught by some novice by dumb luck!!

Way to go, man.

Ragwriter, you got the wrong name, but I guess "Horses Ass" was already taken, no? Go back to scratchin' yer nuts on the couch.

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from huntinhuntinhuntin wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Ragwriter-
I believe jealousy is the source of that comment.
Therefore I'll pretend it's not on her and excuse it. Be an A***ole again and well p*ss on you.

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from striperswiper wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Hilarious Video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYls7x1SJJw

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from flycatcher wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Unfortunately Al did not learn from some of the mistakes made by McReynolds. He would likely fare better financially had he released his name and the weight of the fish. Shimano, Berkley, and St Croix now have the ability to advertise their products as being used in this record catch based on public information. He could have gotten some potentially high dollar paid endorsements by remaining mum on these issues until legal agreements for patment were reached. Perhaps there's still time for the hook and boat manufacturers, outboard motor if applicable, but he's given it away to the big three. No lure so lure company isn't applicable. Landing net might be worth something, but a boga would likely be worth even more if it were used. Shoot, even the soda/beer brands, jerky, snacks, shoe and shirt brands he wore are potentially worth money on this catch.

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from vasportsman wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Awesome fish, awesome guy, if anyone can deal with the moment, it sounds like he can.

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from ridgerunner333 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Nice fish man don't let one jealous guy bother you at all. Some people just need to spend less time on the internet and more time on the water. As fisherman we should be happy for this guy and not nitpick at his methods as long as they are legal and ethical. Now lets go fishin'

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from jfish wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Ragass, it never surprises me that someone who obviously a expert angler(lol) has the gall to rain on someone else's parade. McReynold's is not some novice who accidently stumbled upon a record fish by luck. Judging by everything I have read this gentleman works at the craft of catching big stripers and has put a great deal of time doing so. Who better to set the record than someone who was targeting that feat and subsequently accomplished it.Thou I would love to set a record myself I would never be jealous of someone who did.
This is an extremely remarkable fish and all I can be is in awe of Greg's ability, knowledge and skill as an angler. To try and diminish thia catch in any way is the act of simple minded moron who would probally need dynamite to catch a fish and probably still fail. Congradulation Greg on a record that will stand until you do break it again.

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from cthuntersafety wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Great job that is a keeper...

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from Justin Engelman wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Sounds like you had the time of your life catchin' that one.

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from dudleyhow wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Great catch Greg.I like fly fishing for pan fish and every now and then I'll hook a bass.It's a lot of fun.Ol'ragwriter just can stand the fact that someone else broke an old record.Records were made to break.Hope you break your own record.Head back out to the boulder and get another one.Times a wasting.

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from BADBILLYD wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

crapwriter,i mean rag writer,GET OVER IT!,he caught the NEW World Record Stiper!!! and he used a FISHING ROD THAT HAD FISHING LINE ON IT! have a good day :O)

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from Buyerfind wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Cha-Ching!!$$$!!

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from dylanpapat wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

great fish greg. my cousin and i were fishing on lake russell and he caught the lake record of a spot bass. a lot of people say that they have caught larger spots on lake russell but it must have not meant enough to them to have them checked out. thanks to you for thinking enough off the fish to get it checked out.great job hope you are abel to break that record.

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from john barrett wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Wow, i'm still awed when i land a 4 or 5 lb largemouth here in the midwest! Holycow... i would of had heart failure to see a bass that big on the end of my line! Great fish Greg, look forward to seeing you break your new record!!

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from Quinnsolo12 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

there is something about this guy that gains great respect by fellow fisherman. I hope you break your new record!

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from Edwardcelio wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Unbelievable! Truly a remarkable catch. I try to go striper fishing during the spring and fall months. Caught a 45lber once on a freshwater pole with 15lb freshwater line using a single hook rubber eel on the beach in wildwood NJ down where wildwood meets wildwood crest. Had to work it in for about the same (1 hour and a half or so) otherwise the line would have obviously snapped. Best fight of my life.

As someone had already mentioned, you should definitely do something great with this publicity. I create logos for a living and I would lobe to help you out if you need a design for a company name or even just your last name. Please go to mylogos4less.com to check out some incredible logos I've done and to contact me!

Congrats Again!!

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from Tirsio Hidalgo wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Wow!!...Congratulations!!

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from Robert Woody Woods wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

It took 3 years longer to break the record than I predicted. I knew it was coming to a head 8 years ago when 50's and 60's were being caught frequently on Cape Cod and Block Island Sound. The fishing is heating up for the fall run as we speak. I'm sure the record will be broke again keep a tight line ;)

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 13 weeks ago

Nice fish. It would have been nice if it was released to live and procreate another day. But, heck, I would have kept it too.

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from dstevens wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

@ragwriter, just curious if in that jealous rant of useless facts u just puked all over a perfectly good blog, u could have managed a simple congrats to a man who clearly isnt some fly by nite fisherman. killing fish and sport fishing u say???? just how many of the fish u catch on a flyrod, that u play out for an absurd amount of time, do u really think make it??? the facts would scare u. it looks wonderful on tv when it takes u 25 minutes to land a bonefish on some flat somewhere, do u really think that fish lives??? or do they not mention those facts in your in flyfishing purist articles, seminars ect???? the world is filled with people like u, read a bunch of random facts, and then come to a blog like this and puke all the info u just read out to everyone so u sound intellegent, knowing full well if u caught this fish on fly fishing gear, u no doubt,would have whoored yourself out to orvis, or simms, or some other big name. so with that being said, the record was broken on meat, not your heros vintage rebel plug, the next record will be set on meat, the following one, will be set on meat, and the next, and the next and so on and so on. its a huge feat this dude caught this fish. the water it was caught on, is very pressured day in and day out. i personally would have alot more respect for some of u "fly fisherman" if u didnt talk down your nose at conventional fisherman! a simple congrats would have gone a long way with me personally!!!

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from troutmad wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

It drives me crazy that there are ALWAYS a bunch of uptight, jealous fools that will try their best to try and take the celebration of a new world's record fish. Greg Meyerson caught an amazing stripper that was caught by a fellow angler, who was lucky enough, no, skilled enough to accomplish “Busting” a world's record. The former record, was a record that even today is disputed. I want to congratulate Greg Meyerson for his fantastic catch of a lifetime. Maybe it will get those idiotic critics off their butts and try harder!
Great job Greg! Be proud of what you have accoplished. Let those people who want to take away your record stew in their own issues!

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from jrok6661 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

That is so cool. That is one large fish.

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from S.C. Lowcountry Boy wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I'm sure this is something most would never believe — and that I subsequently can no longer prove — but my Granddaddy gigged an 83-pound Striper (Rock fish, as we call 'em) one night in 1978 in the Combahee River in South Carolina just downstream of the Highway 21 bridge while out gigging frogs.

The fish was bedding in three feet of water under the bridge next to a large stump. My Dad and Uncle witnessed it, and there was a picture of the fish I was shown many times as a child. Granddaddy still has it somewhere.

Unfortunately, the trophy suffered the fate of so many other country catches: it was eaten, and only weighed in Grandaddy's shop. The story is nearly impossible to prove, but the picture goes a long way toward that corroborating it. Maybe one day I'll be able to put my hands on it again and share it. Happy fishing, all.

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from huntnow wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Ragwriter, I guess you think he should have been out in a canoe with a Zebco? Give the guy a break and be happy for him. If anyone can do what Myerson did, why did the previous record stand for so long?

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from Bear74 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I've fished with Greg for over 25 years. He never ceases to amaze me with the fish he pulls up, whether it be stripers, or trout. He's a natural. Then there's all the trophy Deer. He once shot and killed a monster buck with a homemade arrow made from a Indian arrowhead he found, and homemade shaft. The guy is an amazing sportsman! Congrats Greg, and it doesn't surprise me one bit.

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from Jeremy Verdugo wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Gives a whole new meaning to B.F.F

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from jbird wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

WOW! Congrats on an awesome fish! I'd love to go fishing w/him! He should use all the publicity to launch a guide service!

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from Robert McCandless wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Myerson is the man! Great job buddy!

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from DD10 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Awesome fish!! Congrats!!

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from dek0609 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

That's a big one, congrats. Those big ones are all spawning age females, so hopefully some of you send the big ones back, so we can continue to catch them.

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Haha, nice try Ragwriter. Envy is no good. Great point, huntnow!

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from troutmad wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

As a PS on my comment that just posted: I am an avid fly fisherman, who is not so elitist to other methods to catch fish. Greg did an amazing job....PERIOD!

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from kplace wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

wow, way to go greg. that is one heck of a fish. I bet it was a great feeling catching a fish so large, what a rush. congrats man.

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from scoobydoo wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Jeezus RAGWRITER can you at least attempt to hide your Sheer Jealousy. Not impressed with the way it was caught???? Ummmm guess your proving your overall lack of knowledge, and inexperience. Have you ever tried keeping big fish out out of hard structure, whether it be boulders, a reef, or pilings?? Guess what!! It doesn't work with finesse type gear. Sure you can use light gear in open water. But certain environments require certain gear. And many striped bass fisherman use 50lb braid. And even 50lb mono for chunking and eeling. I'm guilty of having 80lb braid on a few reels for bass.
Sounds like to me your just jealous and know nothing about tactics and techniques for bass fiahing. And your rediculous post proves it. 50lb mainline and leaders are considered light in the eyes of many. Including myself. If I were you I'd educate myself a bit more about the sport before you critique ones accomplishments.

Congrats Greg on one helluva catch ya beat me to it. Don't sweat the haters. As I'm sure you won't.

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from huntinhuntinhuntin wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Heck of a catch man! Must've been a fight!!

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from huntnow wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Great story, this guy seems to be deserving of such a record. I only hope the guy that lost that leader doesn't read this.

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from royrogers wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Sounds like he may have did a little celebrating after he caught the monster, I know I would have. Congradulations great catch!!!

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from Muleynut30.06 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

dstevens you hit the nail on the head its guys like ragwriter who ruin the sport of fishing for everyone else who is just trying to enjoy it. From the story it sounds like this guy did his homework and deserved the catch oh yeah and ragwriter not sure if you have looked at a calender lately but its 2011 I don't think anyone who seriouly fishes saltwater has vintage tackle.

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from Muleynut30.06 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Its a great fish by the way! Congrats to him!

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from marcnavs wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Yeah Greg nice fish! Man people seem to amaze me with the jealousy they set forth. What a fag! Just mad he didn't catch the big beefer! He was too busy play'n with his pole instead of being out there fish'n. Can't say they I'm not jealous! What bragg'n rights! It's like fly fishing is the only way to catch fish?? If I'm an 80 plus pound big momma, what the hell jis a fly gonna do?? I want a big eel, maybe a fat squid, a nice juicy sand worm or maybe a nice bunker or alewife! A fly, I'm sure that would satisfy an big hog like the one you got hehehe!! I mean I love to fly fish but there's nothing like catching a fat striper on live lining something or top water plugs! Hats off to yah once again!
Navs

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from drj200 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Ragwriter :
You shouldn't use this blog to disparage another fisherman, no matter where, when or what bait he caught his fish with it dosen't matter, a GREAT KUDDOS TO HIM! He put this time & effort to go out night after night to fish! He deserves it! Ragwrite do you think he should have been drift fishing in a wetsuit
like they do by me on Eastern LI? Hell that fish would have taken him to England!

Greg Myerson Congrat's to you!!! Your life will never be the same and you earned it! jl

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from vasportsman wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Awesome fish, awesome guy, if anyone can deal with the moment, it sounds like he can.

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from ridgerunner333 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Nice fish man don't let one jealous guy bother you at all. Some people just need to spend less time on the internet and more time on the water. As fisherman we should be happy for this guy and not nitpick at his methods as long as they are legal and ethical. Now lets go fishin'

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from jfish wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Ragass, it never surprises me that someone who obviously a expert angler(lol) has the gall to rain on someone else's parade. McReynold's is not some novice who accidently stumbled upon a record fish by luck. Judging by everything I have read this gentleman works at the craft of catching big stripers and has put a great deal of time doing so. Who better to set the record than someone who was targeting that feat and subsequently accomplished it.Thou I would love to set a record myself I would never be jealous of someone who did.
This is an extremely remarkable fish and all I can be is in awe of Greg's ability, knowledge and skill as an angler. To try and diminish thia catch in any way is the act of simple minded moron who would probally need dynamite to catch a fish and probably still fail. Congradulation Greg on a record that will stand until you do break it again.

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from cthuntersafety wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Great job that is a keeper...

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from Justin Engelman wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Sounds like you had the time of your life catchin' that one.

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from dudleyhow wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Great catch Greg.I like fly fishing for pan fish and every now and then I'll hook a bass.It's a lot of fun.Ol'ragwriter just can stand the fact that someone else broke an old record.Records were made to break.Hope you break your own record.Head back out to the boulder and get another one.Times a wasting.

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from BADBILLYD wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

crapwriter,i mean rag writer,GET OVER IT!,he caught the NEW World Record Stiper!!! and he used a FISHING ROD THAT HAD FISHING LINE ON IT! have a good day :O)

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from Edwardcelio wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Unbelievable! Truly a remarkable catch. I try to go striper fishing during the spring and fall months. Caught a 45lber once on a freshwater pole with 15lb freshwater line using a single hook rubber eel on the beach in wildwood NJ down where wildwood meets wildwood crest. Had to work it in for about the same (1 hour and a half or so) otherwise the line would have obviously snapped. Best fight of my life.

As someone had already mentioned, you should definitely do something great with this publicity. I create logos for a living and I would lobe to help you out if you need a design for a company name or even just your last name. Please go to mylogos4less.com to check out some incredible logos I've done and to contact me!

Congrats Again!!

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from Dwain wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I think this is a great catch and Greg Myerson You are the ultimate fisherman.I liked what You said about using the bait that no one else used because it was to large.I fished for large cats and one day saw some guys at the ramp and asked them if they ever caught any large cats and they said no that river did not have large fish.I showed them 2 that were 30+ pounds and they wanted to know how.I explained that I do not fish for small fish,always use bait a small fish can't swallow,the same with any other fish.

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from kplace wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

good story. fish for the fun of it.

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from billyjo bondurant wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

nice fish, must have been exciting to land one that size.

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from Riptide wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Man, I love this story, especially because this fish was caught by a guy who deserves such a fish. He's putting his time in on the water, finding the spots that produce. What a shame if this fish had been caught by some novice by dumb luck!!

Way to go, man.

Ragwriter, you got the wrong name, but I guess "Horses Ass" was already taken, no? Go back to scratchin' yer nuts on the couch.

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from huntinhuntinhuntin wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Ragwriter-
I believe jealousy is the source of that comment.
Therefore I'll pretend it's not on her and excuse it. Be an A***ole again and well p*ss on you.

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from striperswiper wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Hilarious Video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYls7x1SJJw

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from flycatcher wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Unfortunately Al did not learn from some of the mistakes made by McReynolds. He would likely fare better financially had he released his name and the weight of the fish. Shimano, Berkley, and St Croix now have the ability to advertise their products as being used in this record catch based on public information. He could have gotten some potentially high dollar paid endorsements by remaining mum on these issues until legal agreements for patment were reached. Perhaps there's still time for the hook and boat manufacturers, outboard motor if applicable, but he's given it away to the big three. No lure so lure company isn't applicable. Landing net might be worth something, but a boga would likely be worth even more if it were used. Shoot, even the soda/beer brands, jerky, snacks, shoe and shirt brands he wore are potentially worth money on this catch.

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from Buyerfind wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Cha-Ching!!$$$!!

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from dylanpapat wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

great fish greg. my cousin and i were fishing on lake russell and he caught the lake record of a spot bass. a lot of people say that they have caught larger spots on lake russell but it must have not meant enough to them to have them checked out. thanks to you for thinking enough off the fish to get it checked out.great job hope you are abel to break that record.

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from john barrett wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Wow, i'm still awed when i land a 4 or 5 lb largemouth here in the midwest! Holycow... i would of had heart failure to see a bass that big on the end of my line! Great fish Greg, look forward to seeing you break your new record!!

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from Quinnsolo12 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

there is something about this guy that gains great respect by fellow fisherman. I hope you break your new record!

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from Tirsio Hidalgo wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Wow!!...Congratulations!!

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from Robert Woody Woods wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

It took 3 years longer to break the record than I predicted. I knew it was coming to a head 8 years ago when 50's and 60's were being caught frequently on Cape Cod and Block Island Sound. The fishing is heating up for the fall run as we speak. I'm sure the record will be broke again keep a tight line ;)

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 13 weeks ago

Nice fish. It would have been nice if it was released to live and procreate another day. But, heck, I would have kept it too.

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from Ragwriter wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Great fish, but not an impressive way to catch it.
Here's why:
Greg Myerson was using live eels. That's a tactic only used by "meat fishermen" who are trying to catch fish for a living. Anyone can hook a Striper on live eels. It's the same thing as leaving bait for bears or salt for deer and then shooting them when they show up. Al McReynolds used a six-inch Rebel, and anyone who knows fishing will tell you its far harder to fool a Striper with a lure than bait.
Myerson was using 50-pound test and a boat rod crank reel. Who goes Striper fishing with 50-pound test and boat rod? McReynolds used 30-pound test and an old green Penn spinning reel.
Myerson was in a boat. McReynolds was standing on the end of a jetty in a lightening storm.
Myerson used a net. McReynolds reached into the water and grabbed his fish through the gills.
This was a big female breeding fish that should have been allowed to live. All those guys with man-crushes on Myerson need to there's a difference between killing fish and sports fishing.

Hate to point this out but its tr

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Though the catch has not yet been certified by the IGFA, angler Greg Myerson brought in a bass that supposedly pinned the needle of a Westbrook, CT, tackle shop scale at 81.8-pounds.

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