North Carolina’s latest state record for scamp is also a pending world record catch.
Wingfield, a 9-year-old from Lookout Mountain, Tenn., reeled in the
fish on June 2 while fishing in waters off of Atlantic Beach.
scamp weighed in at 32 pounds, topping the former state record by
nearly 5 pounds and the world record by 2 pounds, 6 ounces.
has applied for the all-tackle world record title through the
International Game Fish Association. The application is pending
former state record, a 27-pound, 1-ounce fish, was also caught off
Atlantic Beach in 2012. The current all-tackle world record scamp is 29
pounds, 10 ounces and was caught off Dauphin Island, Ala., in 2000.
fish spanned 43 inches total length -- tip of the nose to the tip of
the tai -- and measured 28 inches around the girth.
caught the scamp using a Barefoot jig and 60-pound test line on a Penn
Carnage jigging rod with a Canyon reel while fishing on the Sunrise II
For more information, contact Carole Willis, with the North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Tournament, at 252-808-8081 or c[email protected].