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Fishing Saltwater Stripers & Hybrids Virginia

New Record-Book Striper Caught in Virginia

by Game & Fish Staff   |  January 25th, 2012 5

Image courtesy of Virginia Pilot

A 74-pound striper, or rockfish, caught off of Cape Henry, should be a new state record reports Lee Tolliver of the Virginian-Pilot. Cary Wolfe, a 56-year-old x-ray technician from Prince William County, was fishing with Capt. Tim Cannon aboard his boat Bada Bing, when he landed the big fish after a 15-minute fight.

“We knew it was a citation (40-plus pounds) winner, but we weren’t sure just how big until we got it on the scales at the dock. When we got it in the boat, we knew it was huge” shared Wolfe.

The previous record was held by Fred Barnes of Chesapeake, who caught his big fish almost four years ago to the day Wolfe reeled in his whopper.

  • Mark Orlicky

    Beautiful fish, Cary and Tim!

  • Will

    NIIICE!!!

  • Harry Duncan

    GREAT FISH CARY !!! THAT IS A MONSTER !!!

  • Guest

    It's a great fish! Too bad you decided to keep it. Sometimes it's not about a record. A photo says it all.

    • GUEST

      LET'S SEE YOUR PHOTO, MOTOR MOUTH !! WHAT RECORDS ARE YOU HOLDING !!! VDGIF HAS WORKED VERY HARD,AND ANGLERS HAD TO HOLD TRUE TO STATE REGULATIONS FOR YEARS !!! GREAT JOB VDGIF, WAY TO BRING IT HOME CARY !!!!

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