In 11yrs of chasing stripers by boat and shore, my biggest by boat (57 inches, 54 lbs.), is 31 inches longer and 54 pounds minus whatever a 26 inch fish weighs heavier. I love pictures of fish big or small. Nothing's worse than when your showing your own pic you think is big and is in all reality small. I was that guy getting atta boy and walk's as good as a hit when showing off my catch. If you fish the stretch from Shinnecock west to Moriches you love them and hate them.