78 lbs 8oz:
Length 53" : Girth 34 1/2"
Atlantic City, New Jersey -
The recorded-world record striper was caught by Al McReynolds fishing at
night off the Vermont Avenue jetty in Atlantic City The night of September 21, 1982 . He
was fishing during a September Nor'easter storm where the waves had been kicking up all
day. The fish was taken on a 5 1/2-inch long Rebel Black-back silver minnow plug on
20-pound test line and took one hour and 40 minutes to land the fish on the jetty. The
fish measured 53 inches in length with a 34 1/2 inch girth, and was estimated to be
between 30 and 40 years old. Its 78 pound 8 oz. weight earned it the IGFA all-tackle
The largest striped bass ever recorded was a 125 pound female from North Carolina, 1891.