After landing his striper, Ply weighed his catch at 125 Marina. Seeing that the fish would indeed break the current state record of 64 pounds, 8 ounces, Ply called a state game warden to get his catch certified. The warden told Ply to meet him at a grocery store 30 miles from the marina, according to KATV.com. When Ply arrived, he found the scale at the store was too small to accommodate his fish. As were the scales at the "four or five" other places he visited. Turns out the only scale that could accommodate his fish was the first one he used at 125 Marina.