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Catches of Note

Catches of Note

A Fly Angler Earns His Stripes
Captain harry huelsbeck and jason jordan had already had a great night fishing near the chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel but decided to try one more spot. Persistence paid off when Huelsbeck nabbed a pending fly-rod record striped bass on 20-pound tippet. The bass weighed 43 pounds, 12 ounces""more than seven pounds heavier than the current record. Despite their "one more spot" plan, after the cow Huelsbeck said, "we kept on fishing."
Courtesy Of Harry Huelsbeck
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Catches of Note

Striped Marlin Sensation
While flyfishing off the Galapagos Islands, Jefferson Morrow may have set a new record for striped marlin on a fly rod. Casting a pink-and-white sailfish fly rigged on 20-pound tippet, Morrow hooked and landed a stripie that the crew estimated to push 250 pounds. But rather than pursue the record, Morrow released the fish. Bravo!
Catches of Note

Catches of Note

Blue Marlin Bonanza
Since September 1964, Ralph Christiansen's passion has been blue marlin, period. And in January, the Puerto Rican angler tagged and released the 650th blue marlin of his career. Christiansen, a member of the IGFA Board of Trustees, hooked the fish off the Dominican Republic and estimated it to weigh 200 pounds.