Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Striped bass caught at McIntosh lake a Colorado record

LONGMONT — A Longmont High School junior caught what appears to be a state-record-breaking striped bass at McIntosh Lake on Friday evening. He reeled in a fish that tipped the scales at 31 pounds, 8.4 ounces when weighed as a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer looked on.

"I just got lucky," 18-year-old Isaac Sprecher said. The bass measured 41 inches long and 26 inches in diameter.

Sprecher said he's a good fisherman, but "I didn't expect to catch anything like that" when — accompanied by his girlfriend, Longmont High sophomore Megan McGuire — he began casting from McIntosh's south shore about 5 p.m. on Friday.


Howard Levett said...

Unbelievable! Close to my backyard too.

Bill Trussell said...

Striped Bass are a blast at any size--congrats on the record.

bluecollarguy said...

I'm curious to see how this plays out...i'd really love to hear the local biologist's take on it.