New Atlantic Coast State Record for striper


Surf fishing saw some VERY nice stripers this past week! The most exciting
news is that Allen Sklar of Bishopville, MD broke the Atlantic Coast State
Record for a striper. Marty Gary of the DNR announces: "The Maryland
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service announced a new
state record today for striped bass for the Atlantic Division of the
Maryland Sportfishing Tournament. On Monday, May 16, while fishing in the
surf at Assateague State Park, Allen Sklar of Bishopville caught a 50-inch
striped bass weighing in at 52 pounds, 14.4 ounces. The previous record was
a 52-inch striped bass weighing 52 pounds, 8 ounces, also caught in the surf
at Assateague. State records for striped bass are determined by weight."

"Allen fished for nearly 10 hours in the surf with only a few skates to show
for his efforts, even though anglers near him were hauling in striped bass.
Eventually, he caught his record breaking fish using a menhaden head for
bait. The striped bass was checked in at AKE Marine in Ocean City."