73 Pound Striped Bass

73 pound striped Bass

Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach Fishing Center

Fred Barnes, of Chesapeake VA, caught this Virginia state-record 73-pound striper off of Cape Henry on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008. Fred was trolling a red and white Stretch 30 at a relatively fast speed (around 5 knots), while heading for some observed bird activity. The striper was 52 inches long and had a girth of 31½ inches. The fish was estimated to be 22 years old. Fred was fishing aboard the Country Girl captained by Pat Foster.

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