New State Record Striper Caught at Bluestone Lake

A new record was set this week at Bluestone Lake in West Virginia, as a new state record striper was caught Sept. 3, 2010 on a six-dollar lure from Magic Mart.

The angler, Tom Brooks, had an eight-pound test line on his pole and was fishing from a pontoon when he hooked this prize.  He said it took him “hours” to reel it in.

Bluestone State Park Ranger Jason Brown and Ranger Travis Daugherty assisted in documenting the catch. The current approximate weight is 50 ppounds with a 28 inch girth, and it’s 49 inches long.

The fish will be weighed and measured again sometime this week by the official DNR biologist. It’s expected to drop some weight but should still shatter both current records for Striped bass in West Virginia.

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