One that Got Awayby Captain Jim Barr on 04/22/12
Yesterday my client Jason LaButti hooked into a very large striper in Ninigret Pond. We never saw the fish unfortunately, but as soon as this bass was hooked, Jason's rod went double and he was challenged to hold-on. No splashy rises, no great speed, just a locomotive pulling 3,700 lbs. of boat, equipment, the two of us etc. (Some quick calculations: Boat-2100 lbs. dry, Engine-500, me-220, Jason-180, 60 gallons of fuel-360, Minn Kota trolling motor-50, Five 12 volt batteries-200, assorted gear-75. Total- about 3,700 lbs.) This fish towed us twenty feet before it came unbuttoned.
I can only imagine!