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We always wonder how the people fishing at various points in the city do, and now we know that there are some huge fish biting off the shores. Reader Ryan Eugene Kelley sent us this anecdote and photographs from his friend, Rodney Calhoun:

Bed Stuy resident Percy, seen here riding a Queens bound G train to Bedford Nostrand, battled his giant 43 lb striped bass all morning. Wilson caught the giant fish behind a school in Far Rockaway using clams for bait. "They're smart you see, all morning they were just sucking the bait, not really striking it you know". But eventually Wilson got the strike he'd been looking for, and now he and his family will be eating striped bass for weeks to come. "I'm gonna fillet it up soon as I get home, then I'm gonna take a nap, that fish wore me out."

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Been there done that :icon_thumleft::icon_thumleft:

I grew up in the Bronx we used to take the subway to Sheephead Bay Broklyn never anything that big

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If that little thing wore him out, I'd like to see him take an 8' Sandbar on the train.....

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Honestly, that fish doesn't look 43lbs. Maybe 30...

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Honestly, that fish doesn't look 43lbs. Maybe 30...

That is exactly what I was thinking - maybe 20 actually

Still a nice fish and cool photos

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Definitely not a 43 lber, but at best 22 lb striper.

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agreed, in the mid twenties for sure, but great story anyways, you ask someone in the city were to fish and most of them look at you like you have seven heads.

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I would like to thank Rodney,ryan and percy for posting the photo's,all of us fisherman have been known to stretch a fishes size for a story.But a good photo is evidence that there actually was a fish caught at all.thank's guys,and here is one for you from Maryland[video=youtube;_qnqmRaZHzE]

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