David Gjelsvik’s record hybrid striper
Big Fish Info
Species: Hybrid striped bass
Size: 20.02 pounds, 33.7 inches long, 24-inch girth
Date: June 20, 1993
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.