Skip to comments.Big doormat fish for ages (World record fluke)
Posted on 08/22/2007 5:02:21 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
If youâve 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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NJ Doormat ping.
It’s gonna take a lot of crabmeat dressing to stuff that baby! WOW! Congrats to the lady.
Nice sized flatfish and a lot of good eating, but a record?
Don’t Pacific halibut normally run a lot larger?
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Fish on a bicycle ping.
maybe 8.5 pounds, didn’t read the article, here is some good salt and freshwater catches.http://www.freerepublic.com/~eastforker/-+
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....:)
She must be strong.
We could flounder around for the halibut over flatfish definitions and any consensus we came to would be a fluke.
Some very interesting comments attached to the original article.
I was gonna ping ya but here y’all are!
so what, it was already weighed, measured and recorded at the bait shop
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?
The hook mounted on the wall is actually supporting the weight.......
Ah thanks, I missed that.
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.
What do you do with the ones you catch? 75 lbs., where do you put all the meat?
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.
You’d of thought that they would have gotten a real charge out of accurately measuring a simple fluke.
“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.”
Nah, catching that one was was just a fluke anyway.
Now that’s the kind of comment I can appreciate!
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.
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:
States 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 fishs 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 isnt 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.
Charm, wit and levity
Will win you in the start
But in the end, it's brevity
That keeps the public's heart
“...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?
That’s a fish? Why here in Texas, I have thrown back Bass bigger than that. ;o)
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.
Animals screw dead fish?
It actually happened.