We’re gonna need a bigger pin.
After fishing the tournament three years in a row, Peter Vican didn’t get around to signing up for the Striper Cup in 2009. That was when he caught the Rhode Island State Record, 76-pound, 14-ounce striped bass. After a little razzing from OTW’s general manager, Neal Larsson, when signing up for the 2010 Striper Cup, Vican predicted, “You’re going to have to make a 70-pounder pin.”
He was right.
The weigh slip arrived this morning at OTW headquarters. The fish, a leviathan among striped bass, outweighed the previous largest Striper Cup weigh-in by nearly 10 pounds. The fish, a stocky 52-incher, outweighed his previous fish by almost a full pound. The fish, at 77.40 pounds, was one midnight snack away from being the biggest striped bass ever caught on rod and reel.