The 61st Annual LBI Surf Fishing Classic runs from October 10 through December 6 in Long Beach Island, NJ. Currently trending online is a video of a six-year old boy reeling in a 46 and 3/4 inch striped bass, a fish that was nearly as big as himself!
On November 6, Sam Adams was fishing with his grandfather when he realized he had something big on the line. Luckily his grandfather caught the whole nine minute fight on video. At one point Sam shouts “I’m tiring him out!” to which his grandfather replies “You’re tiring him out but don’t get cocky.”
Finally Sam is able to reel in the fish, a massive 41-pound, five-ounce, striper that weighed only two pounds less than Sam and only a quarter-inch shorter than the first grader from Pittman, NJ. Sam landed second place in the Largest Striped Bass Category of the tournament. The video below appeared on NBC 10 news in Philadelphia.