57 Pound Striper From the Sac River

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57 Pound Striper From the Sac River

Postby WB Staff » Tue May 08, 2018 8:29 pm

57 Pound Striper on the Sac River California Delta.jpg

Every striper angler is excited by the prospect of catching a fish over 30 pounds, but most will never land a fish over 40, let alone one over 50.

Captain Billy Driessen accomplished the impressive feat of catching a giant 57.10-pound striped bass on the Sacramento River below Chico on April 7 around 6:30 p.m. Even better, he carefully released the leviathan back into the river.

As far as I know, this is the largest striped bass caught so far this year in the state and may be the largest taken in the U.S. this year to date. The giant measured 46 inches long and 32 inches in girth.

“We found her hunting on a long sandy spawning flat with 3′ - 8′ of water behind a pair of large snags,” Drieseen said. “At the bottom of the flat was immediate deep water access for her to retreat into after she was done feeding making it an ideal trophy striper spot.

“She charged the sub-surface bait roughly 15′ away from the boat, creating a wake like a great white shark and by the time she exploded on the bait she was at the side of the boat leaving four grown men squealing like school girls.”

Read it all at the Record: http://www.recordnet.com/sports/2018042 ... -sac-river

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Re: 57 Pound Striper From the Sac River

Postby Sam K » Thu May 10, 2018 10:36 pm

Not sure if that was on the 11" or 13" Hiro Trout glide bait.

https://hiroshimacustoms.com/products/1 ... 5480809996

Bruda Brock makes a mean bait.

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