Gary Soldati of Big Fish Lures caught a fifty one pound Bass on the same style lures Capt. Al uses for plugging Striped Bass around here, the Giant Pike. For More Info
Another windy weekend made the fishing difficult in the Great South Bay so it was no surprise that the anglers that were able to venture out of the inlet were rewarded with big fish. Fisherman who fished in the the bay struggled with dirty water and lack of bait compliments of the never ending west blow. Many boats fished hard all day and never had a touch. My boat the Argo managed two small fish, one on an Eel and the other on a plug with the total weight of both Bass less the twenty pounds. Angler Luke Belford aboard Gary Arnold's boat "Special K" managed a 24.2 ounce Striper in the murky bay water that was good for third place. The winning Bass was taken in the ocean off of Tobay where bait made a brief appearance. The sharp crew aboard the "Capt. Surly" took advantage of situation and weighed in the winning fish that was boated by Damien Zusi.
After the weigh-in and the prize money was handed out the Cole family of the Kismet Inn once again provided a great buffet and party.
Tim C. Smith
Newswise — Preliminary results from a 2011 survey conducted by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) suggest the production of a strong class of young-of-year striped bass in the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay. The 2011 year class represents the group of fish hatched this spring.
The results are good news for the recreational and commercial anglers who pursue this popular game fish because this year class is expected to grow to fishable size in 3 to 4 years. The results are also good news for Chesapeake Bay, where striped bass play an important ecological role as top predators.
Albert McReynolds no longer owns the world striped bass record.
The former Atlantic City resident held it with a 78-pound, 8-ounce striper he caught on Sept. 21, 1982, until Wednesday morning, when the International Game Fish Association approved an 81-pound, 14-ounce heavyweight from Connecticut angler Greg Myerson.
"Good for him," McReynolds said Wednesday from his new fishing headquarters in Naples, Fla. "It's really wonderful. Now people in Connecticut have something to shout about."
So how did the new record-holder feel?
Vitek met with fellow IGFA officials early Wednesday to go over the details one more time, and then authorized the record. He said the IGFA recently requested testimonials from Myerson and the weighmaster who certified the catch.
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