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Angler realizes too late his fish might go into record books

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Angler realizes too late his fish might go into record books

Todd Goins landed a 31-inch-long hybrid striped bass while largemouth bass fishing on Otter Lake near Girard, Ill., on May 29 – but it wasn’t until later that he realized how big a catch it really was.

“I need some help and advice,” Goins wrote in an email to PrairieStateOutdoors.com, a GateHouse Media website covering Illinois outdoors topics. “I caught this fish today, and I’m sure it is a hybrid striper since it has broken stripes and a deep body.

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