The world record for the largest striped bass ever caught was held in Atlantic City for many years. On September 21, 1982 Al Mcreynolds landed the behemoth 78.8 lb bass on the Vermont Ave Jetty. The fish was over 53 inches long and 34.5 inches wide at the belly. He was fishing during a Nor’easter storm and it took almost 2 hours to land the fish. Al was using green twenty pound test Andy monofilament line. At the terminal end of the line he was using a black-backed rebel minnow lure. He held the record until 2011 when a man beat him by 2 pounds in New England.