In October 2022, Connecticut's Niantic Bay was the scene of an out-of-the-ordinary rare catch of a slimy and long fish. Angler Steve Bender hooked what he thought was a monster, according to Hearst Connecticut Media 

At first, he thought he reeled in a mammoth blackfish, but when he finally battled it out of the water, he quickly found out he had caught a state record conger eel 4.3 feet long and weighed in at 13 pounds, 13 ounces!

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