Along comes Ed. Beach N Boat's first place Striper is now held by Ed Plichta with a 51.37 pounder. Ed, who is from Howell, New Jersey, loves to fish and loves fish even more. While many of us would be enjoying some flaky white meat, conservation minded Ed, who fishes frequently, released this fish after weighing it at Lacey Marine in Forked River. Dan Tholen from Lacey Marine tells us:"Ed was out for just 20 minutes and had a blue and the one bass that hit a white #4 Maja bunker spoon. It measured out at 49.5" and a girth of 34". The fish was safely released in the Forked River next to the shop. Kudos to Ed!" Obviously Ed moves fast and makes the right decisions that allow a beautiful specimen live to see another day and another angler.