Congratulations to Connecticut Capt. Blaine Anderson on landing a fish of a lifetime, a 57-inch striped bass estimated to weigh about 74 pounds! Blaine is no stranger to big fish – he has put clients on numerous 40 and 50 pound bass guiding on the waters of Long Island Sound around Niantic, Connecticut. This fish was caught on Blaine’s first trip out on the ocean to do some research for an upcoming charter. What a way to start the season!
The Connecticut coastline’s reputation for producing big bass is no longer a secret. The current world record striped bass, an 81-pounder caught by Greg Myerson, was captured in Connecticut waters last August on a live eel.
Blaine’s big bass was caught on a live scup – a technique that Blaine shared on an episode of On The Water TV – on the second drift of the day, and the last minute of the dramatic fight was captured on video. It’s the largest striper ever filmed, as far as we know. Enjoy the video, and try to imagine what it would be like to see your striper of a lifetime come up next to the boat!
You can read the full account of the catch on Blaine’s Anderson Guide Service blog. It’s a long striper season, and we’re just getting started. If you book a striper trip with Blaine, or another captain known for putting clients on big bass, make sure that you sign up for The Striper Cup before you go!