Current rumor is that the guy is not going to apply for the record. Too much static on the net, too many idiots accusing him of fraud. The link I gave has both the first report and the Field & Stream interview and 15 pictures. Its no accident, the guy has caught several stripers over 60 pounds and one over 70 before this. He's da man!
Yeah, that's lame if that is his reason for not submitting, but then again nobody can deny he found it. Trophy hunters, don't do that just for the recognition at all, its about making it happen and doin' it. That guy, did it.