Connecticut resident Greg Myerson has become known as the world’s greatest striped bass fisherman.
“I’m just going to go ahead and say it: Greg Myerson is the greatest living striper fisherman,” Rich Bach said in The Fish Report on Outdoor Life in July. “Anyone who has credited Greg Myerson’s world-record, 81.8-pound striped bass to luck doesn’t really know the man. Myerson’s catch was the product of years of studying the fishery, honing his skills, and catching (and releasing) really big striped bass.”
Some of his records include winning the monthly catch-and-release category of On the Water’s Striper Cup Tournament with a 50-inch striped bass, receiving the 2011 Angler of the Year honors from 61- and 57-pound bass, as well as receiving Angler of the Year honors the year prior with a 68.75-pound bass.
According to the Associated Press, Myerson set the world record for a striped bass catch two years ago with an 81.8-pounder that was caught in his homestate. Last month he came close to that record with a 73-pounder.
“I’m not out there trying to break records,” Myerson told The Fish Report. “When I broke the record I didn’t even know what the record was. I don’t like killing big fish, I let most of them go. I may have even released the world record.”