The striper was boated by Greg Myerson and weighed in at 81.88 pounds, which edges out the previous record of 78.8 pounds caught in 1982. This massive fish was caught at night by Al McReynolds off of the Vermont Avenue jetty in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Use the search form above to find fishing world records for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and more. Greg Myerson caught a big fish four years ago that literally changed his life. And pretty much just like that, Myerson, a longtime electrician from Connecticut who calls himself a “quiet country kid,” was making headlines. Fishing World Records. He was fishing during a September 21st 1982 Nor'easter storm. Myerson caught his huge striper drifting a live eel near a submerged boulder, near the Outer Southwest Reef off the coast of Westbrook, … All fish must be caught per IGFA rules. The IGFA all-tackle world record striped bass! The fish was an 81.88-pound striped bass, which broke by 3 pounds the International Game Fish Association record that had stood for 29 years. Greg asserted that the striped bass is America’s fish, and to find the largest one is the most sought after world record. Let The Big Fish Find You Our Rattlesinker® and new Grenade RattleSinker are some of the best new Striper lures because of its sound technology that acts like a fish call. Greg Myerson. The new world record striped bass was caught on the night of August 4, 2011 in Connecticut waters. It weighed in at 78-1/2 lbs., was 53" long and its girth was measured at 34 - 1/2". The All-Tackle record for largemouth bass is the most sought after game fish record in the world. They mimic and project the sound of crustaceans that striped bass, and other saltwater and freshwater gamefish species, use to hone in on when hunting their prey. Here's how. George Perry has held this prestigious title for nearly 83 years, since he pulled his massive 22-pound, 4-ounce fish from Montgomery Lake, Georgia on … The IGFA said its Record Committee came to a consensus on the catch after completing its due-diligence and going over the catch’s supporting documentation. The International Game Fish Association’s Records Committee recently announced that it has approved Greg Myerson’s 81-pound, 14-ounce striped bass caught in Long Island Sound as the new world record. Search for the biggest fish in the International Game Fish Association's database of biggest fish for each species. The record striped bass was caught less than 10 years ago. This is a good indication that even bigger bass are swimming around somewhere out there, right now – waiting for you to catch one and set a new record. It is the "holy grail" of fishing records.