This striper was by far the hardest fish I ever landed !!! It took 45 minutes to get the fish to the boat. Thank god they gave me a rod belt,my pelvis was ready to break!!! It took every ounce of strenth I had to reel it in, and afterwards I was absolutly exhausted !!! So far the largest, and toughest fish I ever caught after 40 years of fishing !!!
Species: STRIPER, ROCKFISH,STRIPED BASS
Location Caught: CAPE HENRY, VIRGINIA
Date Caught: 02/26/2011
Gear Used: PENN REEL 880, 7FT. HEAVY UGLYSTICK