It is pending certification from the IGFA but Jim Sheffield of Richmond, Virginia caught a 50 pound striper on 2 pound test line. If it holds up it will be a new line class world record for rockfish.
It wasn't caught on the long rod but anyone who can manage that sort of feat on that kind of light tackle must have done some skillful cranking. Read about via Bill Cochran's article at Roanoke.com
No stranger to light-tackle fishing, Sheffield, a member of the Virginia Angler’s Club, was out to break the current striper world record, which is 21 pounds, 7 ounces on 2-pound line. He didn’t just squeak by the record, “he blew it out of the water,” Ball said.