Peter Vican, who in 2009 caught a 76-pound, 14-ounce striped bass to set the Rhode Island state record for largest striper, has bested his old mark with a monster 77-pound, 4-ounce fish taken on Sunday, June 19. The fish was caught on a live eel fished off Block Island at 3:30 a.m. The fish is the second largest striper ever taken on rod and reel, and was 1.4 pounds shy of the existing world-record fish taken by Albert McReynolds in 1982. In a phone conversation with BoatingLocal, Vican told us that he plans to have a skin-mount made of the fish.
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