I got it in the boat , it puffed up until it was the size of a basketball. Just under 2 feet long and was around 6-7 lb. Thought we just caught another fish and after taking a picture threw it back. We later went to local commercial fish dock to buy fish and showed the picture to the captin. Said it was the biggest he’d ever herd of , might be a state record. Ima Idiot!
Species: Puffer Fish
Location Caught: Holden Beach, NC
Date Caught: 05/27/2012
Gear Used: Medium duty rod, bait caster reel, 20lb test with carolina rig, cut mullet as bait