Pictures of the Day: Monster Montauk Striper


Written by: Phil Monahan

John Kaufmann Striper 1

John Kaufmann’s 44-inch striped bass would be a fish of a lifetime for many striper anglers.

photo courtesy John Kaufmann

Orvis customer John Kaufmann sent us these pictures, with a note: 

“I was using my Helios when I landed this fish, one of two truly large striped bass I have caught in my many days on the water.  Further proof of Woody Allen’s axiom that ninety percent of success is showing up.”

John Kaufmann Striper 2

The expression “fish as long as your leg” seems to apply here.

photo courtesy John Kaufmann

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