Conn. man snags striped bass records over and over

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Associated Press

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 2:06 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 7:03 AM

NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — When Greg Myerson heads out in his boat, some fishermen will follow him. The famous want to fish with him. He's the Warren Buffett of the fishing world, giving seminars in which he'll tell some but not all of his secrets.

The North Branford, Conn., man has achieved a rare feat: He consistently catches striped bass 50 pounds and much larger. Myerson set the world record two years ago by catching a striped bass that weighed 81.8 pounds. Last year he set the striped bass length record.

On the Water magazine owner Chris Megan says he doesn't know anyone who's caught so many large striped bass.

Myerson reached the pinnacle by methodically studying his prey and developing devices to lure the fish.

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