77.4-pound striper could set new record

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A pair of Rhode Island anglers were fishing with live eel Sunday off Block Island when one of them caught a 77-pound, 4-ounce fish taken.

Peter Vican, who in 2008 caught a 76-pound, 14-ounce striped bass to set the Rhode Island state record for largest striper, bested his old mark with a monster 77-pounder.

If the weigh-in holds up to official scrutiny, the fish would be the second-largest striper ever taken on rod and reel, just 1.4 pounds shy of the existing world-record fish taken by Albert McReynolds in 1982.

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