New Atlantic Striped Bass Record
May 22, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsAllen Sklar of Bishopville caught a 50-inch striped bass weighing in at 52 pounds, 14.4 ounces. The previous record was a 52-inch striped bass weighing 52 pounds, 8 ounces, also caught in the surf at Assateague. State records for striped bass are determined by weight.
Allen fished for nearly 10 hours in the surf with only a few skates to show for his efforts, even though anglers near him were hauling in striped bass. Eventually, he caught his record breaking fish using a menhaden head for bait. The striped bass was checked in at AKE Marine in Ocean City.
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