Yeah, we heard him too...he said it was 39 inches and 60somth'n lbs.....said he wasn't kidding...weighed it several times.... We figured his scale was wrong, too short to be that heavy!!I dont know if you guys could hear him but someone on the radio thurs. was talking about 64lb fish he just caught. Then I heard him say later that he thought his scale was off.
That would be a new state record- I'm sure the media would have let us know by now.
Each year there are rumors of huge fish - one time my dad caught two Rock on a tandem rig.One was about 40 inches- say 25 lbs and the other about 36 inches - guess about 18 lbs. We teased him about catching 76 inches of Rockfish - just not in one fish.
Well - you guessed it- few days later I get a call from a friend congratulating my dad on the 76 incher - single fish.
if memory serves at all , there was a two-part piece in SWS maybe about two years ago. it was supposed to be the definitive story.Sad thing about the Al McReynolds fish is that years later he regretted the whole thing. He lost several good friends and family members over the prize money that came with that fish. There was an article several years ago that detailed the night he caught the fish and the aftermath that followed. I will do a search and see if I can find the article.
If the fish was caught dead why would it take 1 hour and 45 minutes to catch? I dont know either way, I'm just asking a question. Also was he by himself when he caught it?Al McReynolds pulled this World Record striper from the Atlantic fishing at night off the Vermont Ave. It took one hour and 40 minutes to land the fish on the slippery jetty.
Do some researching on the forums, it was beaten this year....State record is 67lb 8 oz, bloody point, 1995,