What's a trophy catch?
Any striped bass over 48 inches is a trophy in my book. I don't go by weight because I release all of my fish. A striped bass is smart and very stubborn. It will try to run me back into the structure.
I’ve caught six striped bass over 50 inches. My biggest measured 51 inches. I release all my fish.
Favorite fish story?
I was having a slow night. Then I noticed strange marks on the fishfinder. I felt a short tug on my live eel. When I checked the bait, there was a live squid attached to it. I turned on my light, the boat was surrounded with squid. I quickly switched out the eel for the squid and dropped the bait. It didn’t even get to the bottom before I was hooked up. A short fight and I had a 51-inch bass on my lap. I tried to catch another squid, but the school, and the fish, were gone. It pays to be resourceful and...