Record Breaking Fish Caught

GeneseeNow —  Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A record-breaking fish has been pulled from Irondequoit Bay by a West Henrietta man. James VanArsdall caught a freshwater drum measuring 33 and a half inches and weighing almost 27 pounds. It tops the old state record by more than 2 pounds. Freshwater drum are also referred to as “sheepshead.” DEC Commissioner Joe Martens says this latest record fish is another great example of how New York continues to provide excellent fishing opportunities under Governor Cuomo’s New York Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative. Martens says the possibilities are endless for eager anglers.