Fisherman: "Striped Bass Catch Is New State Record"

A father and son who headed out for a day of duck hunting instead tried their hand at fishing and say they reeled in a record catch.

Steve Furlough of Roper, Washington County, says his 12-year-old son Chase caught the 63 pound striped bass Thursday morning at Oregon Inlet. Furlough says the Division of Marine Fisheries told him it is a new state record.

The DMF website shows the old record was 62 pounds and was caught in 2005.

Furlough says the fish is 54 inches long and has a girth of 34 inches. It took 25 minutes to reel in.

The fish is headed to ECU where a biologist will try to determine how old it was.

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  • by TONY THE TIGER Location: CHOCOWINITY on Jan 11, 2011 at 04:46 AM
    NICE CATCH !!! I HOPE THERE IS ENOUGH OF THE BASS TO MOUNT AFTER THE AUTOPSY.
  • by Tricia Location: Whitakers on Jan 10, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    At Lake Texoma (border of Texas and Oklahoma) big catches are normal almost all the time.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    jim there is no way you are actually from hyde county....
  • by Officer on Jan 9, 2011 at 06:35 AM
    It would be funny if the dad got in trouble for keeping junior out of school
  • by Charles Haywood on Jan 9, 2011 at 05:31 AM
    Also, please give credit to Capt. Charles Haywood on the Rigged Up for taking these men fishing.
  • by AJ on Jan 8, 2011 at 07:43 PM
    Post the current record. I mean its great Chase had the record for 36 hours but lets move on with current news. GREAT JOB CHASE YOU HAVE DONE WHAT MOST WILL NEVER DO
  • by ggirl Location: Windsor on Jan 8, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    Well said Disbelief! Way to go Chase. An awesome memory. Hope you have a strong wall for that mount!
  • by steve Location: obx on Jan 7, 2011 at 06:44 PM
    congrads to father and son! the record was broken by a pound today but still a great catch. jim what a ding dong! no hate here but, anyone who dislikes nets and commerical fisherman should never eat at a seafood restaurant and if they do serve them imported stuff!! i myself like fresh tuna,flounder,oysters,clams and rockfish all caught right here in eastern nc, god bless a commerical fisherman,remember jesus was a commerical fisherman and bob you rock
  • by Bailee Location: Washington County on Jan 7, 2011 at 05:16 PM
    WAY TO GO CHASE, THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!
  • by Disbelief Location: NC on Jan 7, 2011 at 03:52 PM
    I can't believe that a young man caught a fish and it brought out so much hate, do you people walk around with all this bottled inside? Now we know why this country is failing. By the way, to the young man who caught the fish, excellent job, I know your dad is proud! People would it be possible to stick to the story and carry your childish attitudes elsewhere?
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