Delaware’s 34-year-old saltwater striped bass record is now history after a surf fisherman hauled in a 52-pound striper this weekend.

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The Holy Grail of Delaware saltwater fishing has been passed. On Saturday, Ben Smith, fishing a chunk of fresh bunker in the surf at Three Rs Road, connected with a 52-pound rockfish and took over the Delaware State Record for the species. The previous record was set in 1978 by Betty Rosen and weighed 51 pounds, eight ounces. That fish was caught from the south jetty at Indian River Inlet.

According to the story, the big fish hit one of Smith’s rigs early Saturday morning as he was having breakfast. I’d take that over a donut any day…