striped bass missouri state recordLawrence Dilman of Rockaway Beach caught this monster striped bass on a chub minnow, the big bass took 45 minutes to reel in on Bulls Shoals Lake. The striped bass measured an incredible 49.75 inches long with a girth of 36 inches. At the time Dilman was reeling in this monster fish, little did he know he had a striper on, let alone a new state record. He thought it might be a spoonbill or another fish species...when he saw the striper come up, he was so surprised. After clearing it with the DNR, this fish has now become the new state record for striped bass.