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Pending Record Blue Catfish Caught
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Pending Record Blue Catfish Caught

The following was posted on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Facebook page on September 25, 2022: Micka Burkhart caught a monster blue cat yesterday at 12:30 p.m. on the Cumberland River in Stewart County on skipjack and a 30-pound test line! The 118-pound 7-ounce blue cat will be a new Tennessee record pending verification and...

State Fishing Records Set for Swordfish and Albacore
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State Fishing Records Set for Swordfish and Albacore

Maryland State Record Swordfish Caught off Ocean City Jeff Jacobs has been officially recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as the new state record holder for the Atlantic Division with a 393-pound swordfish (Xiphias gladius) he caught in the canyons off the coast of Ocean City. Jacobs, 38, was on charter boat...

New State Record Sheepshead
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New State Record Sheepshead

Dan Street of Hainesport made his way to the top of the state spearfishing record fish list by landing a new state record Sheepshead on July 15, while free diving in the Atlantic Ocean. The fish weighed 13 pounds, 3 ounces, beating the old record by 11 ounces. It measured 26 inches in length and...

1971: The Year of the Giant Steelhead
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1971: The Year of the Giant Steelhead

Walk into a party full of half-buzzed steelheaders engaged in loud, laughing conversation and say “30-pound steelhead” and watch the room fall into quiet listen. I’ll  bet you could hear a mouse peeing on a cotton ball. What if that discussion included a state record being broken five times in one winter season? Suddenly no...

State Record Swordfish Certified
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State Record Swordfish Certified

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified a new state record swordfish (Xiphias gladius). Cary Carney of Newport caught the 504-pound, 8-ounce fish about 55 miles off Morehead City on Aug. 21. Carney was fishing aboard the Willow B, captained by his son, Brandon Carney. They were fishing in roughly 1,300-foot-deep water when they...

IGFA Slam & Trophy Clubs for August 2022
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IGFA Slam & Trophy Clubs for August 2022

Anglesio’s Inshore Grand Slam on Fly Aldo Farina-Anglesio had an exceptional day fishing the flats on June 23, 2022. While fishing Jardines De La Reina, an archipelago in southern Cuba, Aldo caught and released a tarpon, permit, and bonefish earning himself an IGFA Inshore Grand Slam on fly tackle. He was fishing with guide Victor...

Apply Online for Your IGFA Slam & Trophy Clubs, Catch Certificates
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Apply Online for Your IGFA Slam & Trophy Clubs, Catch Certificates

Commemorating a personal best with a Catch Certificate, and registering your catches for an IGFA Slam & Trophy Club just got easier! Newly launched online application forms can be accessed from a desktop or mobile device for your convenience. Enter your data, upload your photos and submit your payment all online. Click below to learn...

Possible World-Record Paddlefish Skewered on Beaver Lake
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Possible World-Record Paddlefish Skewered on Beaver Lake

ROGERS — Some people might be a bit squeamish if they saw a fish as long as them swimming directly under where they were floating. Chris Cantrell of Berryville, Arkansas, swam toward such a beast and managed to land it using spearfishing tackle early Saturday morning at Beaver Lake. Cantrell shot a 90-pound, 12-ounce paddlefish...

Newly Approved IGFA World Records for August 2022
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Newly Approved IGFA World Records for August 2022

Evans’ All-Tackle Length Golden Trout Joseph Evans recently returned from a trip to the Wind River Mountain Range in Wyoming, USA, with an IGFA World Record to his name. On June 22, 2022, Joseph landed this beautiful 48-centimeter golden trout to set the IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record for the species. He landed this impressive...