Greg Myerson, a 45-year-old electrician from North Branford, may be the best striped bass fisherman in the world.
Myerson holds the world record for the largest striped bass ever caught, an 81.8 pound behemoth off of the Connecticut coast in 2011, and the longest striped bass ever caught, a 44-inch monster he caught in 2012. Fishing experts throughout the United States consider him the best striped bass fisherman alive.
"I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Greg Myerson is the greatest living striper fisherman," fishing expert Rick Bach told The Fish Report last month.
Myerson has been fishing since he was 2. He said he methodically studies his prey and develops devices to lure fish to him,according to bradenton.com.
"I've gotten it down to a science," Myerson told the website. "That's what all these great catches are attributed to, knowledge of the fish. You gotta think like them."