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Potential World Record Striped Bass Rejected by IGFA and Fish and Game, Angler Loses Out on $1 Million

Potential World Record Striped Bass Rejected by IGFA and Fish and Game, Angler Loses Out on $1 Million

Rodney Ply thought he had caught the world record landlocked striped bass and won $1 million until the state wouldn't certify his catch and the IGFA rejected his record.
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from David Notari wrote 1 year 5 weeks ago

"The inland striper world record is 64 pounds, 8 ounces."
That is bum info, although his fish would have broke the old WR for landlocked Striper at 67 lb 8 oz at the time, that was broken today with a 70 lber being caught in Alabama, apparently their F&G people are a little better organized. Still pending certification by the IGFA.

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from Budrow wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

So the truth is...
There is really no prize money to be paid to anyone (ever) and this is nothing more than a ploy to get more people to buy more lures and fishing licenses and boat and vehicle fuel and pay more launch fees and in general spend money in anticipation of something that is in fact never going to happen. Is that the scam Arkansas? Yet another government fiasco and sham pushed onto the people of American.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Sad to say, this guy's story rings true. I've had to have the DNR certify a couple of critter, though never a possible record like that, and always the party line was "You have to come to such-and-such a place, and we'll meet you there." Invariably, said place was MUCH closer to them than to me. So much for being "public servants".

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from akferraro1 wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

In business a million dollar mistake gets you fired. For a government bureaucrat nothing ever happens. I'm sure this lazy a**hole, Hitchcock, has nothing to fear. Why care about the good publicity, tax money and notoriety a world record would bring into your state when you can sit on you fat *ss and collect a check.

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from JW526 wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

I live in NY which is not known for many bass records. I am amazed at the way these game wardens handled this. You'd figure they would be excited for a world record in their state that they weighed and helped with. Its a heart breaker to see that they worked him over like this. I know if I was in that situation I would have not been as kind as Mr. Ply was. Amazing fish though. Would love to hook into a brute like that.

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from sabinerat wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

very sad that there are people like this

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from jh45gun wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

He got the shaft

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from jh45gun wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

He got the shaft

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from akferraro1 wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

In business a million dollar mistake gets you fired. For a government bureaucrat nothing ever happens. I'm sure this lazy a**hole, Hitchcock, has nothing to fear. Why care about the good publicity, tax money and notoriety a world record would bring into your state when you can sit on you fat *ss and collect a check.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Sad to say, this guy's story rings true. I've had to have the DNR certify a couple of critter, though never a possible record like that, and always the party line was "You have to come to such-and-such a place, and we'll meet you there." Invariably, said place was MUCH closer to them than to me. So much for being "public servants".

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from Budrow wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

So the truth is...
There is really no prize money to be paid to anyone (ever) and this is nothing more than a ploy to get more people to buy more lures and fishing licenses and boat and vehicle fuel and pay more launch fees and in general spend money in anticipation of something that is in fact never going to happen. Is that the scam Arkansas? Yet another government fiasco and sham pushed onto the people of American.

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from sabinerat wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

very sad that there are people like this

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from JW526 wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

I live in NY which is not known for many bass records. I am amazed at the way these game wardens handled this. You'd figure they would be excited for a world record in their state that they weighed and helped with. Its a heart breaker to see that they worked him over like this. I know if I was in that situation I would have not been as kind as Mr. Ply was. Amazing fish though. Would love to hook into a brute like that.

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from David Notari wrote 1 year 5 weeks ago

"The inland striper world record is 64 pounds, 8 ounces."
That is bum info, although his fish would have broke the old WR for landlocked Striper at 67 lb 8 oz at the time, that was broken today with a 70 lber being caught in Alabama, apparently their F&G people are a little better organized. Still pending certification by the IGFA.

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