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Hudson River striped bass is state record

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday that a 60-pound female striped bass caught in the Hudson River last week is a record for the largest inland striped bass ever landed in the state of New York.

The fish measured 53.4 inches long and 33 inches in girth.

"This is a remarkable new record catch," DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens said in a statement.

The striper surpassed the previous record of 55 pounds, 6 ounces, set in 2007.

Click here for the full report by the Poughkeepsie Journal with a photo of the monster.