As the saying goes, "Fish stories told here Eric Lester of Campbell Hall, N. New York's Department of Energy and Conservation confirmed Lester's female striped bass as the new state record and estimated its age at roughly 20 years. Lester's catch shattered the old state record of 55 pounds, 6 ounces, set in , and is also the largest freshwater fish caught in New York since a pound, ounce Muskellunge in While fishing on the Hudson River near the Newburgh-Beacon bridge, Lester's pound test line got a hit.
Fisherman Sets Record For Largest Striped Bass Caught In New York
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Fisherman breaks record for largest striped bass caught in New York
Greg Myerson caught a big fish four years ago that literally changed his life. The fish was an He has broad shoulders, a reddish beard and mustache, and an outsize personality. Myerson was a standout high school defensive end who turned down a number of Division I football scholarships to attend the University of Rhode Island.
Eric Lester holding his 60 pound state record striped bass he caught on May 14, from the Hudson River in Orange County. Lester was fishing alone on Newburgh Bay, just under the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, when he reeled in the fish. State biologists estimated the striper was at least 20 years old. When he caught the fish, Lester was out with equipment geared for much smaller game. He said the bass hit his pound test line with a vengeance, but the line held for a minute fight.