Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis)

(Walbaum, 1792); MORONIDAE FAMILY; also called striper, rock, rockfish, squid hound, greenhead
The striped bass, or “rockfish” as it is known in North and South Carolina, occurs from the St. Lawrence River to northern Florida on the Atlantic coast of the United States; off Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico; and along the U.S. Pacific coast from Washington to California. Striped bass were unknown on the Pacific coast until they were introduced there in 1879 and 1882. On the east coast they have been well known to saltwater anglers and one of the most important f... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
37.14 kg (81 lb 14 oz)
Long Island Sound, Westbrook, Connecticut, USA
04-Aug-2011
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
124.0 cm
Bouy 38A, Cape Charles, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
15-Jan-2020
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
22.93 kg (50 lb 9 oz)
Kiptopeke, Virginia, USA
30-Dec-2007
M-02 kg (4 lb)
20.41 kg (45 lb 0 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
17-Dec-2012
M-03 kg (6 lb)
25.79 kg (56 lb 14 oz)
Gay Head, Massachusetts, USA
15-Oct-1981
M-04 kg (8 lb)
21.63 kg (47 lb 11 oz)
Ambrose Channel, New York, USA
14-Jun-2017
M-06 kg (12 lb)
30.27 kg (66 lb 12 oz)
Bradley Beach, New Jersey, USA
01-Nov-1979
M-08 kg (16 lb)
31.29 kg (69 lb 0 oz)
Sandy Hook, New Jersey, USA
18-Nov-1982
M-10 kg (20 lb)
35.60 kg (78 lb 8 oz)
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
21-Sep-1982
M-15 kg (30 lb)
32.20 kg (71 lb 0 oz)
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
14-Jul-1980
M-24 kg (50 lb)
34.47 kg (76 lb 0 oz)
Montauk, Long Island, New York, USA
17-Jul-1981
M-37 kg (80 lb)
37.14 kg (81 lb 14 oz)
Long Island Sound, Westbrook, Connecticut, USA
04-Aug-2011
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
10.66 kg (23 lb 8 oz)
Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA
17-Nov-2009
W-02 kg (4 lb)
13.86 kg (30 lb 9 oz)
Shark River Inlet, New Jersey, USA
31-May-2011
W-03 kg (6 lb)
21.20 kg (46 lb 12 oz)
Fisher's Island, New York, USA
04-Sep-1995
W-04 kg (8 lb)
25.92 kg (57 lb 15 oz)
Fisher's Island, New York, USA
26-Sep-2004
W-06 kg (12 lb)
22.02 kg (48 lb 9 oz)
Deal, New Jersey, USA
27-Jul-1980
W-08 kg (16 lb)
21.99 kg (48 lb 8 oz)
Monomoy Island, Massachusetts, USA
16-Jul-1991
W-10 kg (20 lb)
26.08 kg (57 lb 8 oz)
Block Island Sound, New York, USA
28-Aug-1959
W-15 kg (30 lb)
29.25 kg (64 lb 8 oz)
North Truo, Massachusetts, USA
14-Aug-1960
W-24 kg (50 lb)
29.03 kg (64 lb 0 oz)
Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA
27-Jun-1971
W-37 kg (80 lb)
25.96 kg (57 lb 4 oz)
Watch Hill, Rhode Island, USA
24-Aug-1997
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
8.61 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Montauk, New York, USA
30-Nov-2005
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
11.03 kg (24 lb 5 oz)
Ortley Beach, New Jersey, USA
18-Oct-2011
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
11.22 kg (24 lb 12 oz)
American River, California, USA
02-Dec-1973
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
19.05 kg (42 lb 0 oz)
Sacramento River, Verona, California, USA
30-May-1986
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
29.25 kg (64 lb 8 oz)
Smith River, Oregon, USA
28-Jul-1973
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
23.36 kg (51 lb 8 oz)
Smith River, Oregon, USA
18-May-1974
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
23.27 kg (51 lb 5 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
17-Dec-2009
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.24 kg (2 lb 12 oz)
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
29-Oct-1999
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
9.97 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, USA
18-Jul-2004
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
10.88 kg (24 lb 0 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
27-Jan-2002
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
27-Jan-2002
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
12.47 kg (27 lb 8 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
27-Jan-2002
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
13.13 kg (28 lb 15 oz)
Ocean Grove, New Jersey, USA
08-Jun-2012
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
17.69 kg (39 lb 0 oz)
Highlands, New Jersey, USA
03-Jul-2015
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
26.42 kg (58 lb 4 oz)
Delaware Bay, Cape May, New Jersey, USA
24-Oct-2010
F-Smallfry
22.23 kg (49 lb 0 oz)
Shark River, New Jersey, USA
10-Jun-2008
M-Junior
27.22 kg (60 lb 0 oz)
Fishers Island, Connecticut, USA
26-Jul-2010
M-Smallfry
22.93 kg (50 lb 9 oz)
Kiptopeake State Park, Virginia, USA
29-Nov-2008

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