Upstate New York fisherman hauls in record-setting striped bassUploader: Zolozshura 5 years ago Subscribe 9
Photo courtesy of Manabu Kurita. As Lester explained to CBS New York , "With this hand on the rod, I was able to stick my hand down inside of the gill of the fish, and hoist it up over the bow of the boat. His bass weighed 22 pounds and 4 ounces. On May 5th it was confirmed, and became the new world record. Despite the setbacks, Lester hung on and the female bass eventually tired allowing Lester, armed only with a small net, to haul the beast in by its gill.