The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) gets world-record submissions on a regular basis and shares some of them in a bi-weekly newsletter.
Maureen Klause caught and released this 40-pound, 8-ounce red drum on Nov. 4, 2018, to potentially set the new women’s 4-pound line class world record. Klause was fishing off Ocracoke Island, North Carolina with Capt. Ernest Doshier and needed 18 minutes to land the redfish after it ate the cut bluefish she was using for bait. The current IGFA world record stands at 140 pounds.