North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state
record jack crevalle, a fish commonly caught on ocean reefs.
Dalli of Wake Forest reeled in the 49-pound, 1.6-ounce fish April 2 at
the Gulf Stream ledge, 65 miles off Wrightsville Beach. It measured 43
inches fork length and had a 30-inch girth.
Dalli’s catch tops
the former state record of 47 pounds, caught in 1989 off Cape Hatteras.
The world record jack crevalle weighed 66 pounds, 2 ounces, and was
caught in 2010 in Angola.
Dalli caught the fish on a 6-foot
Shimano Trevala rod with a Penn 7500 Spinfisher reel using a gold
butterfly jig and 6516 braid test line. He was fishing on a boat
captained by Michael Jackson of Live Line Charters, Wilmington.
For more information, contact Carole Willis, with the North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Tournament, at 252-808-8081 or [email protected].