I caught this 30lb striped bass on the Colorado river in Bullhead City, AZ.. I was fishing off of the pier inside of the park using anchovies.. I had hooked him about 5mins prior but he got loose, recasted and about 15 mins later i caught him.. I had saw him off of the dock going in/out probably debating whether or not to go for the bait again, and sure enough he did.. instead of casting out into the current I casted into the shores and after a 5min fight he was mine :).. dinner tomorrow!
dude...i've been fishing for stripers for years, and that is no way a 30lb striper, maybe a 30 inch. and if you hook a fish and lose him, you won't see that fish again for a long time. Fish don't debate.