That’s a Big Ole Bass


Capt. Tom Weaver, who guides on Chesapeake Bay out of Annapolis, Maryland, caught this monster striped bass last Dec. 30 on a fly rod. With a length of 102 centimeters (a little more than 40 inches), IGFA recently adopted the fish as a new fly-caught all-tackle length world record.

Weaver was fishing aboard his boat Miss Jimmy when the fish ate. He battled the big rockfish through a grueling 22-minute fight to bring it onboard for photos and measurements before release.

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