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Post by DaleH » 24 Jun 2018, 13:23

Just caught by a friend of my brothers, 57” long, just waiting for word on the weight.

And of course ... caught off the mackerel schools.
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Post by KMixson » 24 Jun 2018, 13:36

Now that's a fish!

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Post by Bridge4 » 24 Jun 2018, 15:18

:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by DaleH » 24 Jun 2018, 16:12

It was reported to be a 65-pound bass! I don't think one that big is been caught in a number of years on the East Coast.
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Post by overboard » 24 Jun 2018, 17:29

WOA, that's a big one! Congrats to your brothers friend.

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Post by richg99 » 24 Jun 2018, 18:59

Yes, big it is! Wonder how long it took to bring that one in?

Do you keep them where you are?

The guide that I used a number of times over the last few years won't let his customers keep ANY stripers. The fish here are all land-locked and the big ones are rare. I don't mind throwing those back at all.

Great catch!

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Post by DaleH » 26 Jun 2018, 11:42

richg99 wrote:Wonder how long it took to bring that one in?
... I bet a while ...
Do you keep them where you are?
I'll keep 1 if deep hooked (won't survive) or 1 for the grill here & there, like a planned cookout with family &/or friends. Mass has a 1 fish > 28" limit per day. Personally I wished we go for a 'slot limit' like the state of Maine has, that protects the breeding females. Where an angler can keep 1 fish per day measuring between 20 and 26", but if you're lucky enough to catch a striper > 40", you can keep that as a trophy fish. Their Marine Fisheries report that most Maine anglers release the big ones.

Some saltwater striped bass info - Striped bass can live up to 40 years and reach weights greater than 100 pounds. However, individuals larger than 50 pounds are rare. The all-tackle angling record fish was caught in Connecticut in 2011 and weighed 81½ pounds. The Massachusetts record is a 73-pound fish caught from the surf at Nauset Beach in 1981.

Females grow larger than males and most stripers over 30 pounds are female. The number of eggs produced by a female striped bass is directly related to the size of its body; a 12-pound female may produce about 850,000 eggs, and a 55-pound female about 4,200,000 eggs. Males are able to spawn starting when they are two or three years of age, but females do not begin to spawn until they are at least five or six years of age. Stripers reproduced in rivers and the brackish areas of estuaries.

Spawning occurs from the spring to early summer, with the greatest activity occurring when the water warms to about 65 degrees F. The eggs drift in currents until they hatch 1 ½ to 3 days after being fertilized. Because newly hatched larvae are nearly helpless; striped bass suffer their highest rate of natural mortality during the several weeks after hatching.
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Post by LDUBS » 26 Jun 2018, 12:52

Holy Moley, that is one huge striper and a beautiful fish. If you didn't know the guy I would suspect some photo shopping.
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Post by Jim » 28 Jun 2018, 22:42

Nice man! That ones huge!

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Post by thedude » 29 Jun 2018, 21:51

LDUBS wrote:Holy Moley, that is one huge striper and a beautiful fish. If you didn't know the guy I would suspect some photo shopping.
Yep. More pics would help...

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Post by Bearclaw » 03 Jul 2018, 17:35

Great fish. The SC state record for striper is 63 pounds , that fish was 49 1/2" long. Do you know what it bit, menhaden or eel? What state? That's a awesome catch, looks like it could eat a 5 lb plus fish
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Post by handyandy » 25 Jul 2018, 13:32

holy cow that is a cow of a striper, very interesting info. Most fish live longer and take longer to achieve great size than most people would think. Catfish are much the same the way a 40lb blue cat often times in probably around 20 something years old depending on the water way. When cat fishing I tend to only keep little couple pounders to eat any bigguns I let go back to make more and hopefully bite again another day when they've gotten even bigger.

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Post by SeaFaring » 30 Jul 2018, 17:34

What a monster!


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Post by Captain Ahab » 11 Sep 2018, 06:25

That is a great fish - take it to the Derby :)
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