IGFA World Record Catches - Roosterfish, White Marlin, Cutbow Trout
Catching a monster fish isn'?t just a thrill for anglers? it?s also an opportunity to get their names in the record books. Here?s a list of some of the most recent catches to earn a spot on the IGFA?s World Record list.
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Olivier Charpentier has been a busy man in 2011. On June 15, he caught an 81 cm Pacific Jack Crevalle
in Boca Chica, Panama. Caught while casting with a popper, this length was good enough to earn him the all-tackle (length) world record. He wasn?t finished, though: just over two weeks later, he hauled in a 130 cm roosterfish while using a Sebile Splasher, earning him yet another world record. Clearly, this man has the waters of Boca Chica figured out.
This absolute behemoth of a cutbow trout was caught by Mark J. Adams of Pocatello, Idaho, which he landed while trolling a jig at Idaho?s American Falls Reservoir on July 25. Weighing in at 34 lbs 11 oz, the fish not only shattered Idaho?s state record, it was good enough for the IGFA to recognize it as the new all-tackle world record. Not bad for a relaxing day of fishing.
Any angler who?s fished for marlin knows that these fish put up one heck of a fight. Landing one, however, is a dream come true. Matthew A. Sheehan achieved that dream on August 5 when he landed a white marlin in the waters around Martha?s Vineyard that tipped the scales at 102 lbs. Sheehan used live scup as bait, and fought the massive fish for 90 minutes before finally wrestling it into the boat and earning himself the world record.
Finally, Christopher Hampl has been recognized as the new all-tackle (length) world record holder for skipjack tuna. He landed a 56 cm beauty on July 2 in the waters of Hannibal Bank in Panama. The fish, which was caught on a Rapala Magnum while trolling, clearly made Christopher?s day, as you can see from the above photoFor information and news on more record catches, click here
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