Well - Let me try amd murk up the waters furthur. Purely speculation on my part as is the so called phantom fish. More than 1 person was duped with the story that these fish "were taken" from the Hudson River. I believe the story and those fish originated in the Chesapeake during trophy season. Apparantly there were 3 or 4 fish breaking 40 or 50 pounds and 1 over 60 all caught by the same party of fishermen aboard a charter. A picture was posted of the 60 + and promptly removed when they (the website) realized the associated (themselves) was unkowingly being a party to a poached fish. Catch and release only. - anyways my version is purely speculation. I pieced it together from memory and a brief scan of the story before it disappeared from cyberspace. It lasted all of a few hours before the details were lost forever and the story buried.
Now its the phantom of 2011. lol -
Of course I could be completely wrong as usual.