Myerson caught his huge striper drifting a live eel near a submerged boulder, near the Outer Southwest Reef off the coast of Westbrook, … This massive fish was caught at night by Al McReynolds off of the Vermont Avenue jetty in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 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. Here's how. 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. Use the search form above to find fishing world records for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and more. 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. 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 … 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. The IGFA all-tackle world record striped bass! Greg Myerson. The new world record striped bass was caught on the night of August 4, 2011 in Connecticut waters. He was fishing during a September 21st 1982 Nor'easter storm. Search for the biggest fish in the International Game Fish Association's database of biggest fish for each species. And pretty much just like that, Myerson, a longtime electrician from Connecticut who calls himself a “quiet country kid,” was making headlines. Greg asserted that the striped bass is America’s fish, and to find the largest one is the most sought after world record. 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. 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. It weighed in at 78-1/2 lbs., was 53" long and its girth was measured at 34 - 1/2". The record striped bass was caught less than 10 years ago. The All-Tackle record for largemouth bass is the most sought after game fish record in the world. It is the "holy grail" of fishing records. Greg Myerson caught a big fish four years ago that literally changed his life. All fish must be caught per IGFA rules. 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. Fishing World Records.