Possible World Record Striped Bass Caught and Released off Cape Charles
Very exciting catch off the Cape Charles shore was recorded last month!
Rockfish season ended at midnight on December 31 but a West Virginia fisherman traveled over 400 miles to catch and release a big rockfish.
According to the Virginian Pilot, Alex Foster has caught and released what is likely to be an International Game Fish Association world record for a striped bass he caught and released off Cape Charles. Foster was fishing with Sho-Nuff Sportsfishing with Captain Clinton Lessard Tuesday. The fish measured 48.03 inches long, five centimeters longer than the current record and good enough to win him a release award from the Virginia Salt Water Fishing tournament. The fish tipped the scales at 58 pounds, far under the world record for the weight of a rockfish of 81 pounds, 14 ounces, which was caught in August of 2011 in Long Island Sound by angler Gregory Myerson.
Foster has been traveling to the Eastern Shore for several years hoping to get a shot at the world record. The award is now pending for a world record.