The previous world record striped bass was caught off the Vermont Ave. Jetty in Atlantic City, during a storm on Sept. 21, 1982 by Albert McReynolds. It was caught on a 5 ½ inch black-back silver Rebel plug. It weighed 78 pounds 8 ounces, and had a length of 53 inches. This fish was estimated to be about 36 years old.
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World Record Striped Bass.