64-pound Striped Bass Weigh In at Falmouth Bait & Tackle

Hi folks, Capt. Mike here from Salty Cape. I have the great privilege of standing here
next to Jeff Fortin who landed this monster of a monster striper this morning. I’m dying for Jeff to tell us the story about
this big girl. This morning we were out. We were fishing and we were catching 28 to
36-inch fish all morning on the topwater and the Hogy Pro Tail. It seemed to be appropriate for the wind this
morning. We made a couple spot changes and about an
hour ago we took a cast and let the Pro Tail sink a little bit before we started the retrieve
and it just hit like a ton of bricks. It was taking drag and luckily I had Kevin
Gould at the helm. He moved the boat around, repositioned it
because the fish was going underneath an 18-foot Parker. We were able to get up on top of it and when it
came up, the 25-pound leader was covered in seaweed
and luckily we were able to get this fish aboard. On a typical day I would have released this
fish but it being such an exhausting battle on the bass, we just couldn’t revive him. I would have liked to let him go but he would
have ended up dying anyway. At this point he’s gonna make a lot of people
happy with dinner and he won’t go to waste and there won’t be any dead fish carcasses
floating around. Yeah Kevin said you gave it a valiant attempt
to revive that fish but there’s only so much you can do. It doesn’t get much better than this. For early May, you really can’t beat it. You can’t beat it. So are you gonna quit fishing for the season? Quit while you’re ahead? No, you can’t quit while you’re ahead. Well folks this is just amazing. I don’t know if you can tell from the camera,
but this is hands down the biggest striped bass I’ve ever seen in person. Looking forward to see it hanging on the scale. That’s a mid 60-pound fish. Man that thing is huge. So total weight, after subtracting the manila
rope, is 64.6 pounds. Also known as HUGE. It’s a good morning! I love Tuesday.

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