Is the world record striper swimming around out there?
by, 06-23-2011 at 09:40 PM (278 Views)
With the new RI state record just set and within a pound or so of the all tackle world record, my striper sense says yes. Now I'm not claiming this is tremendous insight. It's pretty much a certainty that it's swimming right now. The more important question is will someone catch it. And that's where I say yes, and in the next few years.
As for where- well continuing the theme of what's obvious- the waters surrounding block island have to be the frontrunner, having given up two fish north of 75lbs in 2 years.
The waters around cuttyhunk would be my second. The Cape has given up bass north of 70lbs in years gone by. Montauk is a known big fish spot. And of course the current record came from Atlantic city. So that really narrows it down
We've got some good year classes that hatched during the "moratorium" and now post moratorium years. These fish are getting bigger all the time and so there should be good numbers of larger fish for a time.