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DNR Announces New State Record For Atlantic Striped Bass
BERLIN — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service announced a new state record today for striped bass for the Atlantic Division of the Maryland Sportfishing Tournament. On Monday, May 16, while fishing in the surf at Assateague State Park, Allen Sklar of Bishopville caught a 50-inch striped bass weighing in at 52 pounds, 14.4 ounces. The previous record was a 52-inch striped bass weighing 52 pounds, 8 ounces, also caught in the surf at Assateague. State records for striped bass are determined by weight.
Allen fished for nearly 10 hours in the surf with only a few skates to show for his efforts, even though anglers near him were hauling in striped bass. Eventually, he caught his record breaking fish using a menhaden head for bait. The striped bass was checked in at AKE Marine in Ocean City.
A list of all official Maryland state fishing records can be found on DNR Online at www.dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/fishingreport/record.html.
Photo taken by Dale Timmons
May 20, 2005
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