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Sunday, March 27, 2011

World Record Striped Bass

World Record Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass and Bluefish

Everyone wants to know what the record is, for the species of fish for which they are fishing. We will show you. However, we support a catch and release policy for striped bass, especially the larger ones. Female striped bass grow larger than the males If you catch a striped bass over 30 pounds it is probably a female, with the potential for producing up to three million eggs each spring. Don't take her out of circulation. Take a picture, and gently release her. Let your photograph be your trophy.
Al McReynold's World Record Striped Bass
Al McReynolds

World Record Striped Bass

The world record striped bass was caught off the Vermont Ave. Jetty in Atlantic City, during a storm on Sept. 21, 1982 by Albert McReynolds. It was caught on a 5 ½ inch black-back silver Rebel plug. It weighed 78 pounds 8 ounces, and had a length of 53 inches. This fish was estimated to be about 36 years old.
Although the striper was hooked while fishing from the jetty, Al somehow scrambled off the jetty and landed the fish on the beach to the side of the jetty. The Vermont Ave. Jetty is relatively short.
Link to photos of the: Vermont Ave Jetty.
Al and his world record striped bass are shown at the right.
To see the second largest striped bass ever caught on rod and reel follow this link: Peter Vican
To see a photo of the mount of Albert McReynolds world record striped bass follow this link:
World Record Striper Mount
Hank Ferguson's World Record Freshwater Striped Bass
Hank Ferguson

World Record Freshwater Striped Bass

The world record freshwater striped bass was caught by Hank Ferguson in O'Neill Forebay, San Luis California, on May 7, 1992. It weighed 67 pounds 8 ounces.
O'Neill Forebay is a 2250 acre freshwater reservoir in Merced County, that is part of the California Aqueduct System.
To find out how striped bass got to be in the California Aqueduct System follow this link: California Striped Bass.
 World Record Hybrid Striped Bass
Jerald Shaum

World Record Hybrid Striped Bass

The world record hybrid striped bass was caught by Jerald C. Shaum in Greers Ferry Lake, Arkansas on April 24th, 1997. It weighed 27 pounds 5 ounces.
51 pound striper caught on a fly rod
Richie Keatley

World Record Striper Caught on a Fly Rod

On December 17th, 2009 Richie Keatley of Norfolk VA caught a 51 pound, 5 ounce striped bass on a fly rod while fishing around the piers of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. He caught the striper on a blue-tinted 3/0 clouser fly while fishing from a 22 foot boat. His striped bass is a IGFA world record for the 20-pound tippet Male Fly Rod Class.

92 Pound Striped Bass
92 Pound Striper

92 Pound Striped Bass

Since 1982 there apparently has been only one striped bass caught and verified that exceeded Albert McReynolds 78.5 pound world record. This fish weighed 92 pounds, and is shown at the right. This fish now hangs on the wall of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in Annapolis Maryland.
This 92 pound striper did not become the new IGFA record because it was caught in a net by the Maryland DNR during a research project in 1995.

Link to other image of: 92 Pound Striper

World Record Bluefish
James Hussey

World Record Bluefish

The world record bluefish was caught by James M. Hussey on Jan. 30, 1972 at Hatteras, North Carolina. It weighed
31 pounds, 12 ounces.
Link to larger image: Bluefish
World Record weakfish
David Alu's Weakfish

World Record Weakfish

Om May 7, 2008 at at 2:30 AM, David Alu
of Jackson NJ, caught a 19 pound 12 ounce weakfish while surf fishing for striped bass on the shores of Raritan Bay. He caught it on a bunker head. The weakfish was 37 inches long and had a girth of 23 inches.
This weakfish is a IGFA world record. David was guided in his efforts by Rich Swisstack, of the Shore Catch Guide Service.
David Alu is at the right in the photo.
Link to larger image: Weakfish

World Record Largemouth Bass

World Record Largemouth Bass
George Perry
George W. Perry holds the world record for catching the the largest Largemouth Bass. George caught his record bass on June 2, 1932 in Lake Montgomery, Telfar County Georgia. His bass weighed
22 pounds and 4 ounces. He caught it on a Fintail Shiner plug made by the Creek Chub Co.

World Record Largemouth Bass - Tie

Manabu Kurita's Largemouth Bass
On July 2nd, 2009 Manabu Kurita caught the 22 pound, 5 ounce Largemouth Bass, shown above, in Lake Biwa in Japan. The bass measured 29 inches in length. It was caught on a live bluegill. This bass weighs one ounce more than the existing world record. Photo courtesy of Manabu Kurita.

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