The following is copied from the online version of Missouri Conservationist Magazine. The link to the story is also included.
Some fishing records stand for decades. Others last only days. Two impressive records set last year in Missouri already are history.
The 58-pound state pole-and-line record for a striped bass caught at Bull Shoals Lake in July of 2010 was edged out on June 18 by a 60-pound, 9-ounce fish caught by Bruce Cunningham, of Fordland, also at Bull Shoals. He was fishing with a plastic swim bait. It was his first time fishing for stripers, and the first one he caught.