Sunday, January 06, 2008

50 Pound Striper on 2 lb Line

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.

2 comments:

Chris said...

That is an incredible catch. I recently had the opportunity to catch some stripers on the Chesapeake this past summer. We caught nothing over 10 pounds and I think we were using 14 pound test and those fish gave us a great battle. I am amazed that this was even possible.

Murdock said...

Chris,

I know what you mean. I caught a 30lb striper off of VA Beach last year and it was a pretty tough fight on 20lb test.