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100 + lb. Stripers (With Al Mc Reynolds Story of his World Record Striper)

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Joined: 09/24/2004
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Location: Sayville Salt Water
 posted 12/14/2005 10:10 AM  

How many of you believe that there are 100 plus lb. stripers out there roaming the surf ?

I was just reading a book last night "Striper Wars" and they have documentation of a boat netting thousand of stripers in 1789 or something like that. I believe it is documented that about 37000 stipers were netted. In that catch there were hundreds that were over the 100 lb. mark.

This leads me to believe that there are Stripers out there today over 100lbs. The current IGFA record as everyone knows is 78 lbs.

I have a few questions:

1) Do you believe there are hundred plus pound Stripers roaming around out there ? If so, why hasn't anyone caught one ?

2)Let's say you caught one, does anyone know the exact regulations that must be followed in order for it to be recognized as a IGFA world record stripers (i.e. line type and weight etc.) ?


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Joined: 03/12/2005
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Location: Freeport
 posted 12/14/2005 10:52 AM  

I beleive a 112 pound bass was caught on a handline around the turn of the last century 1900, from Nauset beach Cape Cod on a squid from the surf. It was in a book by Ollie Rodman on striped bass fishing that came out around 1940, Also mentioned I beleive is a netted 125 pounder from the Chesapeake.


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 posted 12/14/2005 10:58 AM  

Dont know if there is a 100 lb striper out there, but if there is it's mine.

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 posted 12/14/2005 11:53 AM  

I believe with the recent resurgance of the Striped Bass, and the policies in place to protect it we may see over 70lb stripers becoming more common in the future. It probably takes way over 30 years for a Striper to grow that big so in the future we may have Striped Bass that are much bigger than the one we have now are.

A scary thought is that real legislation to protect this fish was not enacted until the 1990's. So right now we are really at the beginning of a new era. We may very well see some monstorous bass in the next 15-25 years.

Catching a fish bigger than the current record could mean big $$$$. Personally I believe that record will be broken very soon.

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 posted 12/14/2005 11:55 AM  

There certainly were at one time, and there may exist an errant 100 lb'er today, but with the comeback of the fish due to management and the whims and cycles of Mother Nature, we can expect them to begin showing up again, and pretty soon.
It wasn't too many years ago that the sharpies were searching for 50-pound trophies. Today, it's well into the 60's.
I've read that striped bass can max out at around 125. That was in a description of their breeding/migration/feeding, etc.
Here's an additional question for you... If you caught a 100-pound striper, would you keep it for posterity or would you release it?
For myself, I would have to let it go, after something so regal had lived such a successful life. I would hate knowing that I was the cause of the end of that success.
Based on this past year's track record, I could easily have 100 pounds of stiper if I taped about twenty five of my catches together.
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 posted 12/14/2005 01:13 PM  

Unfortunately, I would imagine a 100lb plus striper would be relatively old and the fight between her and the angler might do her in. so, in that case- i would be forced to keep herSmile
a fish like that would definitely be sitting above my fireplace.
if, in the remote chance she seemed like she had enough life in her to make it another day- i think i would set her free.

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 posted 12/14/2005 02:17 PM  

Don't know if you guys realize it but the last guy that caught the record was awarded 100K. Yes one hundred thousand dollars. On top of that he had sponsorships, was paid for commercials etc. A 100 lb Striper probably, wouldn't live much longer I am not sure what I would do in that situation it is a tough one and a great question.

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 posted 12/14/2005 04:00 PM  

I personally don't think you'll ever see a 100 lb Striper ever again. Too many people fishing for them, they'll be caught before ever reaching near that size. We have too many "Sharpies" out there plying the waters for them, they know the haunts of the bigger fish and fish them regularly. Never mind being caught in someones nets!!! And I believe the world record on Rod and Reel is either 81 or 82 lbs? I might be wrong, I know it was caught off Atlantic City Beaches in a Storm, and the Prize was one Million which I understand the guy blew.

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 posted 12/14/2005 04:21 PM  



And I believe the world record on Rod and Reel is either 81 or 82 lbs? I might be wrong, I know it was caught off Atlantic City Beaches in a Storm, and the Prize was one Million which I understand the guy blew.

I am not sure if you were joking or not, but Al McReynolds holds the record, 78 pounds and change. Not only that, but there was a great series in the Saltwater Sportsman last year. The "rewards" he was guaranteed never panned out.

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 posted 12/14/2005 06:01 PM  

i think the world record bass will either be caught at orient or hempstead

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 posted 12/14/2005 06:34 PM  

If I ever caught one over 100LBS( or 75+) no would ever know about it!
I fish alone for the most part and have absolutely no desire for recognition or fame!Keep the $$ and keep the "fame n fortune" crap...
Don't need it nor do I want it!!!
My ego is fed by the woman who loves me ... and some fish is not going to make me feel better!

Its just a fish!
Sad that some feel that a big fish somehow makes their life better!

But thats just me!

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 posted 12/14/2005 07:52 PM  

Its funny you say that Jay because if you read the article on Al Mcreynolds he echos the same sentiment. It seems that most money did not pan out, everyone accusing him of not catching it on rod n reel, and he even stopped speaking with the guy who was there with him. Bob
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 posted 12/14/2005 08:12 PM  

There was recently a 90+ electro-shocked in a Maryland river. They're out there.

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 posted 12/14/2005 10:40 PM  

Here is the info on Al McReynolds World Recod Bass:

Master Surfcaster, Al McReynolds
and his World Record Striped Bass
caught on the
Vermont Ave Jetty,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
September 21, 1982

Official IGFA All Tackle Record:
78-pound 8-ounces
Length 53 inches, Girth 34 ½ inches
Female; Year of "birth" determined
by biologists as 1946!


Line: 20 lb Ande® Premium Pink
Lure: Rebel 5-½" Black-back Silver Minnow
Time Required to Land Fish:
1 Hour 40 Minutes


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Location: Sayville Salt Water
 posted 12/14/2005 10:42 PM  

Here are the current State Records, New York is representing pretty darn good. Anyone know that guy that caught that fish ?

Trophy Striped Bass
Fresh and Saltwater State Records
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IGFA Saltwater World Records World Record Striped Bass

State Weight Length Location Angler Date
Alabama 55 lbs 0 oz Tallapoosa River Charles Totty 1955
Arizona 23 lbs 8 oz 39-¼" Alamo Lake David Jackson 5/3/1997
Arkansas 64 lbs 8 oz White River Jeff Fletcher 4/28/2000
California 67 lbs 8 oz ONeill Forebay Hank Ferguson 5/7/1992
Colorado 12 lbs 13 oz 29-½" CF&I Reservoir #2 Wayne Wollins 1984
Connecticut 75 lbs 6 oz New Haven Harbor Steven Franco 1992
Delaware 51 lbs 8 oz Indian River Inlet Betty Roseu 12/1/1978
Florida 42 lbs 4 oz Apalachicola River Alphonso Barnes 12/14/1993
Georgia 63 lbs 0 oz Oconee River Kelly Ward 5/30/1967
Illinois 31 lbs 7 oz Sangchris Lake Eric Shivers 5/23/1994
Indiana 35 lbs 6 oz Ohio River Tony Campisano 1993
Iowa 9 lbs 4 oz 29" Lake Rathbun Richard Pauley 7/1983
Kansas 43 lbs 8 oz 42 ¾" Wilson Reservoir Chester Nily 5/18/1988
Kentucky 58 lbs 4 oz Beaver Creek Roger Foster 12/11/1985
Louisiana 47 lbs 8 oz Toledo Bend James L. Taylor 8/1991
Maryland (S) 52 lbs 8 oz 52" Assateague Island Chris Salp 5/11/03
Maryland (CB *) 67 lbs 8 oz Bloody Point Devon Nolan 5/13/95
Maryland (F) 47 lbs 2 oz Liberty Reservoir Robert Bruce 9/14/00
Massachusetts 73 lbs Quick's Hole Charles Church 1913
Massachusetts 73 lbs Sow & Pigs Charles Cinto 1967
Massachusetts 73 lbs Nauset Beach Anton Stetzko 11/3/81
Mississippi 37 lbs 13 oz Bowie River Tony C. Graves 5/13/1993
Missouri 51 lbs Bull Shoals Lake Jasper Bouse 7/23/1989
Nebraska 64 lbs 15.8 oz Sutherland Reservoir Gene Baker 8/17/1993
Nevada 60 lbs 14 oz 48" Lake Mohave Herman Britz 1998
New Hampshire 60 lbs 0 oz 51" Atlantic Ocean - Great Bay Robert A. Lindholm 6/26/1980
New Jersey (F) 51 lbs 48" Great Egg Harbor River John Christian 4/26/2002
IGFA All Tackle World Record
Striped Bass

New Jersey (S) 78 lbs 8 oz 53" Atlantic Ocean - Atlantic City Al McReynolds 9/21/82
New Mexico 54 lbs 8 oz 45" Elephant Butte Lake Jim Secor 4/1/1992
New York (S) 76 lbs 0 oz Atlantic Ocean Bob Rocchetta 7/17/1981
New York (F) 54 lbs 6.08 oz Hudson River James Van Dyke 5/9/2000
North Carolina 54 lbs 2 oz Hiwassee Reservoir Larry K. Verner 6/7/1991
North Dakota 20 lbs 12 oz Devils Lake Stephen Renault 1993
Ohio 37 lbs 1.6 oz 41-¼" West Branch Reservoir Mark Chuifo 7/2/1993
Oklahoma 47 lbs 8 oz 48" Illinois River Louis Parker 6/10/1996
Oregon 64 lbs 8 oz Umpqua River Beryl Bliss 1973
Pennsylvania 53 lbs 13 oz Delaware River Donald J. Clark 1989
Rhode Island 70 lbs 55-½" Block Island J. Szabo 11/1984
South Carolina (F) 59 lbs 8 oz Lake Hartwell Terry McConnell 2/3/01
South Carolina (S) 46 lbs 13 oz Combahee River Billy W. Chambers 1993
Tennessee 65 lbs 6 oz Cordell Hull Reservoir Ralph H. Dallas 5/1/2000
Texas 53 lbs 0 oz 48" Brazos River Ron Venerable 5/27/1999
Utah 48 lbs 11 oz 45" Powell Lake Travis T. Jensen 1991
Virginia 53 lbs 7 oz Leesville Reservoir James B. Davis 3/16/2000
West Virginia 29 lbs 8.96 oz 37.68" Bluestone Lake Terry Watkins 2000
Wisconsin 13 lbs 8.3 oz Columbia Lake unknown 2/20/1998
* Maryland records state records in three categories, Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay (CB) and Freshwater

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