The previous world record striped bass was caught off of an Atlantic City Jetty.
A new world-record striped bass was caught on the night of August 4, 2011 in Connecticut waters. The striper was boated by Greg Myerson and weighed in at 81.88 pounds. It edges out the previous record of 78.8 pounds caught in 1982, in Atlantic City.
Greg Myerson said he's sorry to take the striped bass world-record from Atlantic City, but he is happy to have it in Westbrook, Connecticut.
The previous world striped bass was caught off of the Vermont Ave. Jetty in Atlantic City,
during a storm on Sept. 21, 1982 by Albert McReynolds. It was caught on a 5 ½ inch black-back silver
Rebel plug. It weighed 78 pounds
8 ounces, and had a length of 53 inches. This fish was estimated to be about 36 years old.
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This Jetty is on the beach at the foot Vermont Ave. in Atlantic City. The world record striped bass was caught off of this jetty on September 21, 1982 by Albert McReynolds. It weighed 78 pounds 8 ounces.
Another view of the Vermont Avenue jetty in Atlantic City. This jetty is just north of the Showboat Casino.
Another view of the Vermont Avenue jetty in Atlantic City. At high tide the jetty is almost underwater.