Must-see: Fisherman catches record 65-pound striped bass in Missouri

According to WGHP, Lawrence Dillman of Rockaway Beach, New York, hooked the fish Thursday on Bull Shoals Lake.

"I fought the giant for over 45 minutes until I got him to shallow water," he said. "I then bear-hugged the fish and got it out of the water on to the bank."

The 49 3/4-inch-long bass reportedly weighed in at 65 pounds, 2 ounces, with a 36-inch girth. That broke the previous record of 60 pounds, 9 ounces.

Dillman said he is getting the fish mounted.
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