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David Gjelsvik’s record hybrid striper

June 20, 1993

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Species: Hybrid striped bass

Size: 20.02 pounds, 33.7 inches long, 24-inch girth

Date: June 20, 1993

County: Johnson

David Gjelsvik got more than he bargained for while fishing Lake of Egypt in June of 1993.

While fishing a three-eighth-ounce Cottonmouth jig and trailer, the Goreville angler hooked into a state-record hybrid striped bass.

The 33.7-inch fish weighed 20.02 pounds and tested Gjelsvik’s 15-pound test line, his Zebco rod and Daiwa PBS 2 reel.

The Illinois Natural History Survey tested the fish to determine that it was a hybrid.


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