Two More Days on the Beach by Joe Filice

Took my buddy from Delaware down to my spot on Saturday and fished for 3.5 hrs. Couple of Dogfish and nothing more. We went back down Sunday Morning at 5:00. I baited a single 10/0 with salted clam and put it out. Immediately I had a hit but no hook up. Set the rod in the spike and began baiting a hi-lo rig when my buddy saw the single hook rod bend. He picked it up and the fight was on. 10 minutes later he beached a 44″ Striper. Again we had to return the fish to the surf. Not another hit the rest of the morning. This is the best fishing I have had on the beach in a number of years!

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Fishing Facts

Of the fifty United States, thirty-eight have a striped-bass record. New Jersey has the largest striped-bass record—a 78-pound 8·ounce whopper that was caught in 1982. The state with the smallest striped-bass record is Iowa. That landlocked striper weighed only 9 pounds 4 ounces and was caught in 1983.
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