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Marine Fisheries - North Carolina State Saltwater Records

Marine Fisheries

North Carolina State Saltwater Records

FISH

WEIGHT

LOCATION CAUGHT

YEAR

ANGLER

Albacore (false)

26 lb. 8 oz.

Off Wrightsville Beach

1991

Lyman Kinlaw, Jr.

Albacore

62 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2001

Brien L. Hamer

Amberjack

126 lb. 7 oz.

Off Swansboro

2008

Michael Krantz

Barracuda

67 lb. 7 oz.

Cape Lookout

1985

Buddy D. Garten

Bass, Black Sea

8 lb. 12 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1979

Joe Mizelle

Bass, Striped

64 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2011

Keith Angel

Bluefish*

31 lb. 12 oz.

Cape Hatteras

1972

James Hussey

Cobia

116 lb. 8 oz.

Oregon Inlet

2006

Billy R. Lucas, Jr.

Croaker

5 lb. 0 oz.

Oregon Inlet

1981

Daniel Graber

Dolphin

79 lb. 0 oz.

Cape Hatteras

1993

Sean J. Yurkanin

Drum, Black

100 lb. 1 oz.

Cape Fear River

1998

Charles R. Dycus

Drum, Red*

94 lb. 2 oz.

Hatteras Island

1984

David G. Deuel

Flounder

20 lb. 0 oz.

 Carolina Beach

 1980

 Harold Auten

Grouper, Gag

46 lb. 0 oz.

Off Ocean Isle Beach

2011

Timothy Gallimore

Grouper, Red

33 lb. 8 oz.

Off Atlantic Beach

2007

Chuck Deeter

Grouper, Strawberry

28 lb. 8 oz.

Off Topsail Beach

1972

Jackie Blanchard

Grouper, Warsaw

245 lb. 0 oz.

Wrightsville Beach

1967

Cora Keen

Grouper, Yellowfin

42 lb. 10 oz.

Off Carolina Beach

2009

Michael Hall

Grunt, White

4 lb. 8 oz.

Off Cape Lookout

1969

Vernon Councilman

Hogfish*

21 lb. 6 oz.

Frying Pan Shoals

2005

Derek Williams

Jack, Crevalle

49 lb. 1 oz.

Off Wrigtsville Beach

2014

Frank Dalli

Kingfish, Northern

3 lb. 8 oz.

Bogue Banks Pier

1971

Ted Drinnon

King Mackerel

82 lb. 4 oz.

Off Ocracoke

1999

James Winch

Spanish Mackerel*

13 lb. 0 oz.

Ocracoke Inlet

1987

Robert Cranton

Marlin, Blue

1,228 lb. 8 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2008

Trey Irvine

Marlin, White

118 lb. 8 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1976

Ethel B. Cootes

Mullet, Sea

3 lb. 8 oz.

Bogue Banks Pier

1971

Ted Drinnon

Perch, White

1 lb. 13 oz.

Pembroke Creek

1986

John David Stallings

Pigfish/Hogfish

2 lb. 4 oz.

Atlantic Ocean

1991

Walter M. Campbell

Pinfish

2 lb. 14 oz.

Off Beaufort Inlet

2006

Hope L. Sanderson

Pompano, African

46 lbs 0 oz.

Off Atlantic Beach

2014

Toby Grantham

Pompano, Florida

8 lb. 0 oz.

Carolina Beach

2001

John F. Vickers

Porgy, Jolthead

11 lb. 8 oz.

South Hatteras Inlet

1978

Norman C. Morse

Porgy, Saucereye

13 lb. 2 oz.

Off Cape Lookout

1987

Glenn D. Greer

Sailfish

100 lb. 0 oz.

Off Ocean Isle

1987

John P. Grooms, Jr.

Scamp

27 lb., 1 oz. Off Atlantic Beach 2012 Toby Grantham

Shark, Blue

478 lb. 0 oz.

Crystal Fishing Pier

1961

Bobby Kentrolis

Shark, Dusky

610 lb. 0 oz.

Jennette's Oean Pier

1962

Robert T. Keller

Shark, Hammerhead

710 lb. 0 oz.

Jennette's Oean Pier

1961

Robert T. Keller

Shark, Lemon

421 lb. 8 oz.

Kure Beach Pier

1978

Stanley Seawell

Shark, Mako

768 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1983

Russell J. Langford

Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead

234 lb. 0 oz.

South of Cape Point

1990

Timothy P. Harlow

Shark, Thresher

185 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2005

Brandon Bailey

Shark, Tiger

1,150 lb. 0 oz.

Yaupon Beach Pier

1966

Walter Maxwell

Sheepshead

19 lb. 4 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1999

Chris Robbins

Snapper, Cubera

46 lb. 8 oz.

Atlantic Ocean

1993

Edward W. Ruskowsky

Snapper, Red

40 lb. 0 oz.

Off Cape Lookout

1970

Ben Grant

Snapper, Vermillion

6 lb. 9 oz.

Off Ocean Isle

2009

Todd Helf

Spadefish, Atlantic

11lb.3oz.

Off Hatteras Village

2009

Steven C. Chadwick

Spearfish, Longbill

98 lb. 0 oz.

Off Cape Hatteras

1978

John R. Windsor

Spot

1 lb. 13 oz.

Manns Harbor

1979

Hubert Basnight

Swordfish

441 lb. 0 oz.

Off Wrightsville Beach

1979

J. Horace Murray, Jr.

Tarpon

193 lb. 5 oz.

Sea View Pier

2008

Malcolm Condie

Tautog

19 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1992

Louis M. Knoerzer

Tilefish, Blueline

16 lb. 8 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2006

Terry M. Shepherd

Tilefish, Golden

46 lb. 0 oz.

Off Cape Hatteras

2013

Rex Bunting

Tilefish, Sand*

4 lb. 5 oz.

Off Oak Island

2004

Frank L. Ballas

Triggerfish, Gray

11 lb. 6 oz.

Morehead City

1992

Annette F. Carrico

Triggerfish, Queen

10 lbs 11 oz.

Off Jacksonville

2012

Benjamin Peterson

Trippletail

27 lb. 7 oz.

Ocean Crest Pier

2009

Thomas M. Cutler

Trout, Gray

14 lb. 14 oz.

Nags Head Surf

1980

Sterling L. Ammons

Trout, Speckled

12 lb. 4 oz.

Wrightsville Beach

1961

John R. Kenyon, Jr.

Tuna, Bigeye

311 lb. 8 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1992

Clarence N. Cook

Tuna, Blackfin

40 lb. 11 oz.

Off Wrightsville Beach

2011

Michael Accattato

Tuna, Bluefin

805 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2011

Corey Schultz

Tuna, Yellowfin

237 lb. 0 oz.

Off Cape Lookout

1979

James Mixon, Jr.

Tuna, Skipjack

22 lb. 3 oz.

Off Wrightsville Beach

1968

J.W. Johnson, Jr.

Wahoo

150 lb. 0 oz.

Ocracoke

1994

Kevin M. Elwell

*World All Tackle Record
Questions concerning these records? Email Carole Willis or call 800-682-2632
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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