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Big doormat fish for ages (World record fluke)
http://www.newsday.com ^ | August 21, 2007 | Tom Schlichter

Posted on 08/22/2007 5:02:21 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0

If you’ve been dreaming about breaking the world record for fluke, you may need to dream a little bigger. On Friday, a potential International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world-record summer flounder was decked south of Shrewsbury Rocks, two miles off Monmouth Beach, N.J., by Monica Oswald.

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1 posted on 08/22/2007 5:02:23 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Cagey

NJ Doormat ping.


2 posted on 08/22/2007 5:03:06 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

It’s gonna take a lot of crabmeat dressing to stuff that baby! WOW! Congrats to the lady.


3 posted on 08/22/2007 5:06:03 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Islander7

Nice sized flatfish and a lot of good eating, but a record?

Don’t Pacific halibut normally run a lot larger?


4 posted on 08/22/2007 5:09:30 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Islander7

Eh, if you read the article, a lot suspicious about it. She left it in the cooler overnight outside and it was “ravaged by animals.”


5 posted on 08/22/2007 5:11:30 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: elcid1970

Pacific Halibut and Summer Flounder (Fluke) are completely different species.

There’s also Atlantic Halibut, which can be hundreds of pounds, but they were massively overfished and there are very few of them left. They’re also a different species.


6 posted on 08/22/2007 5:12:32 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Awwww, isn’t it cute? It looks a little like a tiny little baby halibut!

My uncle’s 14’ boat was nearly capsized by a halibut he thought was dead, when it started thrashing around.

Mark


7 posted on 08/22/2007 5:13:44 PM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

using a ling jig fer crying out loud. I love surf fishing. That must a nice stretch to fish. I didn’t read but am guessing 11 pounds. My friend caught a 9 plus pounder flounderunder San Luis Pier once time about 10 years ago. We call em doormats too.


8 posted on 08/22/2007 5:14:50 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Fish on a bicycle ping.


9 posted on 08/22/2007 5:15:32 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (When Bubba lies, the finger flies!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

maybe 8.5 pounds, didn’t read the article, here is some good salt and freshwater catches.http://www.freerepublic.com/~eastforker/-+


10 posted on 08/22/2007 5:17:53 PM PDT by eastforker (.308 SOCOM 16, hottest brand going.2350 FPS muzzle..M.. velocity)
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To: All

Sorry, I have to laugh at all you damned Yanks. That’s not a fish, it’s some sort of leaf or garbage or something....Now a bluegill, THAT’S a fish....:)


11 posted on 08/22/2007 5:17:58 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Doesn't look real since she has a strange grip on a what appears to be big fish.

She must be strong.

12 posted on 08/22/2007 5:18:07 PM PDT by X-FID
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To: elcid1970

We could flounder around for the halibut over flatfish definitions and any consensus we came to would be a fluke.


13 posted on 08/22/2007 5:19:19 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: girlangler

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14 posted on 08/22/2007 5:19:39 PM PDT by null and void (I hate to suggest something this radical, but why not let the policy follow the facts? ~ReignOfError)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Some very interesting comments attached to the original article.


15 posted on 08/22/2007 5:19:54 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: eastforker

I was gonna ping ya but here y’all are!


16 posted on 08/22/2007 5:20:21 PM PDT by Eaker (If illegal immigrants were so great for an economy; Mexico would be building a wall to keep them in)
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To: Strategerist
She left it in the cooler overnight outside and it was “ravaged by animals.”

so what, it was already weighed, measured and recorded at the bait shop

17 posted on 08/22/2007 5:22:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Farewell Turd Blossom, ya done good!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Heh, heh!

Does anyone remember Yogi Jorgensen’s “Who Hid the Halibut in the Poop Deck”?

Anyway, great catch! What’s the best way to cook ‘em?


18 posted on 08/22/2007 5:25:08 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: X-FID
She must be strong.

The hook mounted on the wall is actually supporting the weight.......

19 posted on 08/22/2007 5:25:48 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Farewell Turd Blossom, ya done good!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Ah thanks, I missed that.


20 posted on 08/22/2007 5:27:16 PM PDT by X-FID
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To: elcid1970
Don’t Pacific halibut normally run a lot larger?

2 years ago, I went fishing in Alaska. I caught 4 halibut in 2 ocean trips. My biggest was 75 lbs and the smallest about 50 lbs. I saw a 125 pounder caught on one of my trips. Most of the fish caught on these trips were 40-60 lbs. You can only catch 2 fish and you have to decide as you catch them whether to keep em or toss em back, so you actually catch several, but throw back the smaller ones as you catch them.

21 posted on 08/22/2007 5:32:40 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud
My biggest was 75 lbs and the smallest about 50 lbs

What do you do with the ones you catch? 75 lbs., where do you put all the meat?

22 posted on 08/22/2007 5:48:19 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Farewell Turd Blossom, ya done good!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Best thing I ever caught fishing was a pair of jeans with cinder blocks tied to them about 12 miles off the Delaware/Maryland coast when my father and I went on a deep sea fishing charter.


23 posted on 08/22/2007 5:52:42 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0; sionnsar; Cyber Liberty; ThomasThomas
Argh.

You’d of thought that they would have gotten a real charge out of accurately measuring a simple fluke.

24 posted on 08/22/2007 5:56:42 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Phantom Lord

“Best thing I ever caught fishing was a pair of jeans with cinder blocks tied to them about 12 miles off the Delaware/Maryland coast when my father and I went on a deep sea fishing charter.”

Series?


25 posted on 08/22/2007 6:10:30 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
If you've been dreaming about breaking the world record for fluke...

Nah, catching that one was was just a fluke anyway.

26 posted on 08/22/2007 6:10:35 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Fight the illegal Mexican colonizers & imperialist conquistadors! Long live the resistance!)
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To: null and void

Now that’s the kind of comment I can appreciate!


27 posted on 08/22/2007 6:24:00 PM PDT by lancer
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To: Hot Tabasco
What do you do with the ones you catch? 75 lbs., where do you put all the meat?

I spent 10 days on and off the Kenai Penensula fishing most every day. All my catches (halibut, salmon) went to one processor who filleted, vacuum packed and flash froze. Then all the meat went in styrofoam shipping boxes and was shipped to my door back home. Each box holds 50lbs of fillets. I sent home 250 lbs after giving some to my brother. If you don't have too much luggage, the airline will allow you to take one box back on the flight home.I bought a small freezer for my garage just to hold the fish.

28 posted on 08/22/2007 6:24:32 PM PDT by umgud
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To: null and void; Rb ver. 2.0

That fish has been handled too much to stand as a record. I have a feeling this record will be disputed.

Happens all the time, like the 40 year-old walleye, and smallmouth records, here in Tennessee. The SM record was eventually reinstated, but it took some investigating from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Below is a brief that will be featured in the November 2007 edition of “Tennessee Sportsman” magazine:

State’s Walleye World Record Challenged

The world record walleye, caught more than 40 years ago on Old Hickory Lake, was recently removed from the Fresh Water Hall of Fame records, and replaced with a fish caught in the 1980s.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and International Game Association still recognize the walleye, caught in Old Hickory Lake in 1960 by Mabry Harper, which weighed 25 pounds.

The FWF Hall of Fame used “photometric analysis,” which compares the fish’s size to other items in the picture, and determined the fish could not weigh 25 pounds. FWF officials have replaced the record with a 22-pound, 11-ounce walleye caught in Arkansas in 1982.

This isn’t the first time Tennessee biologists had to defend the world-record title for a fish species. In the 1990s the FWF Hall of Fame and International Game Fish Association challenged the smallmouth bass world record for a fish caught in Dale Hollow in 1955. This record was reestablished after Tennessee biologists asserted there was not enough evidence to disprove the fish’s reported weight.


29 posted on 08/22/2007 6:38:54 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: lancer
Now that’s the kind of comment I can appreciate!

Charm, wit and levity
Will win you in the start
But in the end, it's brevity
That keeps the public's heart

30 posted on 08/22/2007 8:22:59 PM PDT by null and void (I hate to suggest something this radical, but why not let the policy follow the facts? ~ReignOfError)
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To: Phantom Lord

“...Best thing I ever caught fishing was a pair of jeans with cinder blocks tied to them about 12 miles off the Delaware/Maryland coast when my father and I went on a deep sea fishing charter....”

Did you notice if there was laundry mark identifying them as Jimmy Hoffa’s?


31 posted on 08/22/2007 8:42:22 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

That’s a fish? Why here in Texas, I have thrown back Bass bigger than that. ;o)


32 posted on 08/22/2007 8:55:03 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

There’s been quite a bit of discussion on a NJ fishing forum about this fish. One interesting bit of info that surfaced is that her cousin works on a dragger. That the fish looks so beat up is raising more than a few eyebrows.


33 posted on 08/23/2007 7:22:15 AM PDT by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: Strategerist
Eh, if you read the article, a lot suspicious about it. She left it in the cooler overnight outside and it was “ravaged by animals.”

Animals screw dead fish?

34 posted on 08/23/2007 7:23:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (JOIN THE NRA: https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

It actually happened.


36 posted on 08/23/2007 10:40:50 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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