IGFA Record Catches - Golden Trout, Slobbering Catfish, Scalpel Sawtail
The IGFA has recently released a new batch of potential world record catches. It must be noted that these catches are currently undergoing the review process, and as of are not official world records.Unless otherwise stated, these are all-tackle catches.
On May 28, Fumiya Okuyama caught this scalpel sawtail while fishing off of Japan?s Miyake Island. It weighed 5 lbs, 8 oz, measured in at 46 cm, and was caught using krill.
Gilberto Fernandes caught this interestingly-named slobbering catfish on June 16 while fishing in Brazil?s Rio Amazonas. It weighed 22 lbs, 12 oz, measured in at 94.6 cm, and was caught using cut fish.
This beautiful golden trout was caught by Rick Mickelsen on June 22. He caught the monster in Wyoming?s Golden Lake, using a nymph fly. It measured in at 54 cm and is currently undergoing the review process for all-tackle (length) world record.
Brown smooth-hound sharkIGFA
On June 29, Steven M. Wozniak caught this brown smooth-hound shark. It weighed in at 6 lbs, 8 oz, measured in at 87.63 cm, and was caught using squid.
Last but not least is this monster yellowedge grouper, which was caught by Tyler M. Kennedy on June 30 at Alabama?s Dauphin Island. It weighed 48 lbs, 9 oz, measured in at 111.76 cm, and was caught using cut bait.